Four coins are borrowed from a spectator and placed on top of a card case. The spectator is asked to choose a coin to use for the effect, and the other three coins are handed back, to be kept in their closed fist.
With their chosen coin sitting on top of the card box, the performer gently presses down, and with a rub, the coin has penetrated the cellophane of the box. It is now visibly trapped under plastic, unable to move!
With a wave of the hand over the box, the coin disappears from sight - having escaped the confines of the cellophane. The spectator is asked to open their hand, revealing their chosen coin has now jumped to join the other three.
Building on a concept discovered by David Williamson, Justin Miller has created a routine that leaves audiences in stunned silence as they try to backtrack and solve what they’ve just seen. This is Cell Break.
Duration: 18 Minutes
I've bought a lot of JM's work on Ellusionist. He has never disappointed but this time..... he blew my mind again. Especially love the coin vanish! It's so bloody clean! Great trick!
Amazing trick, amazing teacher. This trick is superb. I had to check if this trick used gimmicks- but it does not! This is another great effect from JM and I love it.
Unless you're starting a routine that's not deck-related, this is an opener... and it is really good!
You'll want to keep the audience size small or have good crowd management skills. If you have Justin Miller's Tandem, the angle sensitivity will be similar.
The teaching is very clear, and the advice JM gives help minimize heckling due to the flow of the routine. Whether you'll run into heckling though will just depend on your audience.
Practice the routine maybe 7 times, and you'll very likely get the flow and be ready to modify it the way you want it to go.