This is the 12th CBS Copperfield TV special, introduced by a voice offstage who describes the location of the escape that David Copperfield will perform in this special as his last challenge: the Niagara Falls. Just like his 5th special, this one is not introduced by a host. During the opening credits Copperfield reaches the stage from the backstage on his Harley Davidson, ready to use it to perform the first illusion. So, the illusions performed are: "Motorcycle Vanish", "Camera Trick" (aka "Camera Vanish"), "Cardiographic" (aka "Card From Paper"), "Slicer", "Misled" (aka "Pencil Through $100 Bill"), "Walking Through A Mirror", "Ring On The Hourglass", "Memories" (aka "The Attic") and then "Niagara Falls Challenge". For this feat Copperfield has his hands and feet chained to an axle which is almost entirely covered by a yellow steel box (leaving only his hands and legs exposed) and then suspended in midair by chains inside a cubic platform built over a raft. A Jet Ski is attached to ... Written by
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always negates to recur to camera tricks for his illusions. In this special he finally decides to perform an illusion using a camera, illusion just called "Camera Trick" (aka "Camera Vanish"), in which he makes disappear a CBS genuine camera, that he hides in a proper container. The camera transmits on a monitor present on the stage live images of the stage itself until few seconds before the container opening, and it appears empty: the camera is missing. See more
Written and performed by the American rock band Van Halen
Released in 1986 as second song of the album "5150"
(Used for "Motorcycle Vanish") See more