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Houdini (1998)

TV Movie  |  Unrated  |   |  Biography, Drama, Romance  |  6 December 1998 (USA)
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The life and times of escape artist/magician Harry Houdini.

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This biographical film tells the story of Harry Houdini, from his birth and immigration to the U.S., through his career in show business as first an escape artist and then a seance debunker, and finally his tragic death. We also see his relationship with wife Bess. Written by <crow_steve@hotmail.com>

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Wonderful!
7 January 1999 | by (Roslyn, Pennsylvania, USA) – See all my reviews

This was such a great movie! I am not a fan of magic and didn't think I'd like Houdini...however, it was such a sweet love story...I couldn't get enough of it...definitely a movie I'd love to see again. Johnathon Schaech was so believable as Houdini I can't wait to see his other movies. Great job!!


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