This is the 17th and last CBS Copperfield TV special, introduced by the host Carson Daly and produced six years after the 16th and penultimate one, The Magic of David Copperfield XVI: Unexplained Forces (1995). It is the only TV special with a feat broadcasted live (in USA only) from New York City (the place where both David Copperfield and Carson Daly are present) at the end of the broadcast of a free show performed, filmed and edited three months earlier, in January in a theater in Memphis, Tennessee. The TV special is officially titled "COPPERFIELD - TORNADO OF FIRE", but is better known as "The Magic of David Copperfield XVII: Tornado of Fire", in which "Tornado of Fire" is a reference to such feat, which is not an illusion or escape but a test of courage and endurance, filmed in long take and no more repeated. Before the beginning of the pre-recorded show, that is the only one filmed in a surrounded stage, Copperfield explains the reason of this stunt, saying that when he was six... Written by
The initial speech made by David Copperfield about the tornado stunt, the introduction of the pre-recorded segment of the special and the Copperfield speech about the perfect place make a really wide use of the original motion pictures score composed and conducted by Mark Mancina for Tarzan (1999). See more »
Written, performed and produced by the American Hip Hop group NWA (as N.W.A.) (Niggaz With Attitudes)
Some members: Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E and DJ Yella
Released on September 29th, 1986, as second song of the album "Panic Zone"
(Used for the intrusions of the pet duck Webster on the stage) See more »