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The Great Kandinsky (1995)

The once-reknowned escape-artist and magician, Kandinsky, is now reduced to confounding the staff and inmates of his retirement home. His one regret in life is never mastering an underwater... See full summary »

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Ernest Kandinsky
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Florence
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Patrick McCormick
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The once-reknowned escape-artist and magician, Kandinsky, is now reduced to confounding the staff and inmates of his retirement home. His one regret in life is never mastering an underwater escape. The death of a friend sends him out into the world to track down his old colleagues, particularly the Professor, his old teacher, to master the secret of the escape. But the Professor is an escapologist of no mean order, and Kandinsky has his work cut out for him to wrestle away the secret. Meanwhile, his fellow retirement home inmates prepare for Kandinsky's triumphant return. Written by Kathy Li

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14 October 1995 (USA)  »

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Could had been greater
29 July 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This was the BBC drama acting debut for Richard Harris who had never previously acted for a drama production for them before. A big thanks has to go to the writers who coaxed Mr Harris to this project.

Harris was always an actor that always needed to be reined in and since the 1970s, his choice of acting projects were uneven.

This film about an escapologist who escapes from a retirement home to track down his old mentor, brilliantly played by Tom Bell. The film provides a lot of fun but is rather uneven.

Its notable that many of the cast are now dead but it did feature a lot of actors of advanced years and as alluded by one of the script writers who has posted a review, the drama is unlikely to be repeated by the BBC because of the way the contract was drafted.


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