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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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He made a life out of cheating death


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A movie without magic touches!
24 September 2001 | by (Brasilia, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Below average drama which tells the real-life story of Harry Houdini, the man who was known as the greatest wizard of the world. Although the theme here is very curious and interesting, the movie goes on and on only developing a series of performances made by Houdini in his long career. The movie does not give a more deep look in the personality of the controversial magician and the last scene is a obvious and not original approach toward one of Houdini most important concerns: life after death.

I give this a 5 (five).


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