Now You See It...
|Now You See It....|
|File:Now You See It.jpg|
|Written by||Bill Fritz|
|Directed by||Duwayne Dunham|
|Theme music composer||Phil Marshall|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Running time||83 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Evolution Film & Tape|
|Distributor||Buena Vista Television|
|Original network||Disney Channel|
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Now You See It... is a 2005 Disney Channel Original Movie. The film is told from Allyson's (Aly Michalka) point of view, similar to a documentary and tells the story of what can happen when a reality TV show uncovers something that is not meant to be seen on television.
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Aspiring teen producer Allyson Miller (Alyson Michalka) signs up to produce a new reality show, searching for the world's greatest kid magician. Desperate to find her star, Allyson (along with adult mentor Paul, and kid cameraman Cedric) stumbles upon Danny Sinclair (Johnny Pacar), who gets them on the show. When Danny is selected as one of three finalists, he appears to have something more than the others. Even show host and master magician Max (Frank Langella) takes a special interest in Danny's talent.
When Danny confesses to Allyson that his powers are real, she is shocked but promises to believe him. She feels they have something in common since they have both never had friends. Unfortunately, after an interrogation by Max and a panel of experts, Danny is apparently proven to be a fake. Betrayed, Allyson refuses to talk to Danny. However, when she views the first video of him, she sees doves appear from nowhere and begins to believe in him again. When she goes to look for him, she hears voices through a door and eavesdrops on the conversation.
She finds that Max is confessing to Danny that he, too, is a real magician — a sorcerer. After Max demonstrates his talents, he promises to help Danny control his powers and gives him a ring. He tells Danny that whenever he wears the ring, Danny will be fully in control of his own powers. Danny puts it on and leaves the room. Paul enters, and Max reveals his plan: to control Danny's powers through the ring, and whenever Danny wears it, he will slowly lose his powers.
Allyson rushes to try to find Danny, but he already trusts Max too much. When Allyson tries to show the tape to the show's producer, Max uses his powers to erase it. The producer asks her to leave, believing she has cracked under the pressure. Allyson leaves, upset because Danny did not stand up for her. On the train home, she remembers the famous magician Antonio DeMilo, whom Max called his 'mentor.' When she researches this, she discovers that DeMilo died when a prop collapsed on him. He was wearing the ring Danny is wearing now, and Allyson realizes Danny is in grave danger.
Allyson manages to re-enter the grand finale of the show inside a magic 'box'. She warns Danny again, telling him that he can't remove the ring alone, he needs someone to remove it for him. Danny goes on-stage, where Max tries to make a 1000 lb weight collapse on him, but Allyson's warning helps him escape. Danny and Max are then locked in combat; the audience thinks it is all part of the show. After a fight, Allyson is able to remove the ring from Danny, who then places it onto Max - he disappears. Allyson and Danny bow, and Danny kisses Allyson's hand.
At the end of the movie, Allyson speaks into the camera to clarify the events that followed. She believes Paul removed Max's ring after the show, because the tapes soon disappeared. She then reappeared in her room. She says Danny has gone into hiding to learn more about his powers, and prepare for a future showdown with Max, and she doesn't know where he is. Then a popcorn bowl levitates from behind her and comes to her arms. She laughs and says that she does know. She is then teleported next to Danny, who seems in much better control of his powers. They laugh as she sits next to him with his arm around her shoulder, thus hinting at a romantic attachment.
- Aly Michalka as Allyson Miller
- Johnny Pacar as Danny Sinclair
- Frank Langella as Max
- Dremaceo Giles as Ron
- Patrick Hazell as Mr. Sinclair
- Brendan Hill as Cedric
- Chris Olivero as Hunter
- Andrea Ragsdale as Mrs. Sinclair
- Amanda Shaw as Zoey Cunningham
- Gabriel Sunday as Brandon
- Deneen Tyler as Ms. McCallister
- Spike Spencer as Paul
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