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Houdini (1998)

TV Movie  -   -  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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not a great movie
10 April 2005 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

having studied the live of this remarkable man - Harry Houdini - I was looking forward to this movie. Unfortunately I was terribly disappointed. Too many facts are totally wrong and they makers have not done justice to the genius Houdini who has invented several great Illusion tricks for magic. Houdini was a true fighter against fakes and mediums who claimed super natural power. This had nothing to do with his wish to speak to his mother after she died. I do not mind some freedom while filming a biography but somehow the story must fit the truth. Houdini's brother was a fine gentleman and not a bit like this movie figure, Houdini's wife Bess was absolutely loyal to her husband and further more, Harry Houdini knew Sir Arthur Conan Doyle for many years, and not just for a dinner, as shown in the film. This film is useless. Sorry.


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