In the early 1920’s, on the streets of Beijing, the nation’s most talented performers have gathered to show off their most spectacular skills. One day, a challenge is set: 50 silver dollars to whoever can reproduce the incredible magic trick “Eight Immortals’ Treat”. Zhang Xian appears amidst the waiting crowd and decides to try his hand at it.

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  1. Derek Yee Tung-Sing


Top Billed Cast

  1. Tony Leung Chiu-Wai

    Tony Leung Chiu-Wai

    Zhang Xian

  2. Sean Lau

    Sean Lau

    General Bully Lei

  3. Zhou Xun

    Zhou Xun

    Liu Yin

  4. Paul Chun Pui

    Paul Chun Pui

    Liu Wan Yao

  5. Wang Ya-Chao

    Wang Ya-Chao

    General Lei's aide

  6. Yan Ni

    Yan Ni

    General Lei's No. 3 wife

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Original Title 大魔術師

Status Released

Original Language Mandarin

Runtime 2h 8m

Budget $15,000,000.00

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • December 22, 2011



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