The secret to the goldfish bowl trick seen near the beginning of the film is in the table. The bowl is actually on the table during the entire illusion. What you see before the illusionist covers it with a sheet is a tablecloth that is carefully arranged to look like the actual base of a table. A duplicate tablecloth is held in place by the bowl, collapsed upward into the actual table platform. When the magician covers the table with the sheet, he lifts the bowl up, which loosens the lower tablecloth. He needs simply to conceal the original tablecloth within the sheet and discard both outside of the audience's attention in order for the trick to succeed.