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Criss Angel Mindfreak -- Criss removes the two jokers from a standard deck of cards and a spectator chooses any card from a deck of the remaining 52 cards.
Criss Angel Mindfreak -- Criss Angel reveals the Pencil Stab Trick.
Criss Angel Mindfreak -- Criss Angel reveals the the Restoration Illusion trick.
Criss Angel Mindfreak -- A young fan performs a trick for Criss.
Criss Angel Mindfreak -- Criss demonstrates and explains his floating cup trick.

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1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
Release Date:
20 July 2005 (USA) See more »
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Criss Angel shows us a new way of magic. He shows that doing magic, is not only making some good tricks on TV... See more »
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 1 of 37)

Criss Angel ... Himself (94 episodes, 2005-2010)
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Series Directed by
Criss Angel (53 episodes, 2005-2009)
Michael Yanovich (13 episodes, 2006-2008)
 
Series Writing credits
Criss Angel (27 episodes, 2005-2009)
Christian Jean (5 episodes, 2009)

Series Produced by
Erich Recker .... supervising producer / executive producer / ... (93 episodes, 2005-2010)
Jennifer Hutchins .... producer / segment producer / ... (71 episodes, 2005-2010)
Lb Horschler .... line producer (68 episodes, 2005-2009)
Criss Angel .... executive producer (62 episodes, 2005-2010)
Dave Baram .... executive producer (62 episodes, 2005-2010)
Peter Hurtgen .... segment producer / supervising field producer / ... (62 episodes, 2006-2010)
Michael A. Blum .... executive producer (40 episodes, 2005-2007)
Toby Yoshimura .... line producer (35 episodes, 2005-2006)
Marguerite Henry .... associate producer / field producer (32 episodes, 2007-2008)
Billy Crawford .... post production producer (23 episodes, 2008-2010)
Michael Gattanella .... producer (22 episodes, 2007)
Andrew Yex .... senior producer (19 episodes, 2005-2006)
Rob Sharenow .... executive producer (17 episodes, 2005-2009)
Will Raée .... producer: Las Vegas / producer (16 episodes, 2005-2006)
Scott Nicholas Amendolare .... post-production producer (15 episodes, 2005)
Steven Lenchner .... executive producer (15 episodes, 2005)
Simon Millar .... executive producer (15 episodes, 2005)
Michael Pearson .... associate producer (15 episodes, 2005)
Elisa M. Rothstein .... senior producer (15 episodes, 2005)
Chris Nicholas .... segment producer (14 episodes, 2005)
Stuart Swezey .... series producer (14 episodes, 2005)
Ben Waller .... segment producer (14 episodes, 2005)
Nancy Dubuc .... executive producer (12 episodes, 2005)
Banachek .... magic producer (11 episodes, 2008)
Jason Verona .... associate producer (11 episodes, 2008)
Beverley Ward .... line producer (11 episodes, 2009-2010)
Paul Ballon .... field producer (10 episodes, 2008)
Michael Soto .... producer (10 episodes, 2009-2010)
Elaine Frontain Bryant .... executive producer (6 episodes, 2008-2009)
Joe Monti .... producer (6 episodes, 2008-2009)
Danielle Butler .... story producer / producer (5 episodes, 2009)
Christian Jean .... producer (5 episodes, 2009)
Wendy Quinn .... field producer (5 episodes, 2009)
L.J. Jones .... field producer (5 episodes, 2010)
Alicia Keating .... field producer / segment producer (5 episodes, 2010)

Bradley Anderson .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Mack Anderson .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Criss Angel (15 episodes, 2005)
Micky James (15 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Cinematography by
Leif Johnson (14 episodes, 2005)
Michael Millikan (11 episodes, 2009-2010)
John S. Meyer (2 episodes, 2005-2008)

Jeremy Settles (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Rick Frazier (65 episodes, 2006-2010)
Robert Allen (15 episodes, 2005)
Natalie Ebnet (15 episodes, 2005)
Chris Wicke (15 episodes, 2005)
Sara Mineo (14 episodes, 2005)
Eddie Arguelles (13 episodes, 2006-2008)
Nena Hsu Erb (13 episodes, 2007)
Ramsey Denison (11 episodes, 2009-2010)
Alison Tusan (9 episodes, 2007-2008)
Joshua Charson (6 episodes, 2008-2009)
Michael Yanovich (6 episodes, 2008-2009)
Malia Marshall (6 episodes, 2010)
Justine Heasman (5 episodes, 2007)
Jason Pauley (5 episodes, 2009)
Noah Pillsbury (5 episodes, 2009)
Merethe C. Rosvold (4 episodes, 2006)
Matthew Moul (3 episodes, 2008-2009)
Lauren Schweitzer (2 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Production Design by
John Farrell (14 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Art Direction by
Sam Tresler (15 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Makeup Department
Bethany Ensley .... wardrobe stylist (1 episode, 2008)
Francis MacTavish .... Criss Angel Hair Cut & Color (1 episode, 2008)
Ron Wild .... special makeup effects artist (1 episode, 2008)

Robin Mathews .... makup department head (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Tim Kasiewicz .... unit production manager / production manager (35 episodes, 2007-2009)
Lb Horschler .... unit production manager (24 episodes, 2005-2006)
Weldon Gordon .... production manager (6 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paul Ballon .... first assistant director / assistant director / ... (20 episodes, 2007-2009)

Melody L. Moses .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Stefanie Lynn Evans .... graphic artist (94 episodes, 2005-2010)
Dustin Knouse .... art department (47 episodes, 2006-2007)
Iain Thorpe .... art department / props / ... (29 episodes, 2008-2010)

Nicole Cherry .... art department (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Kyle D. Betterton .... audio / sound mixer / ... (25 episodes, 2005-2008)
Eduardo Bejarano .... audio mixer / sound mixer (18 episodes, 2005)
Joseph H. Shim .... supervising sound mixer (11 episodes, 2009-2010)
Vince Tennant .... supervising sound editor (11 episodes, 2009-2010)
Ray Soldiuk .... sound re-recording mixer (9 episodes, 2005)
Todd D. Reynolds .... music editor (6 episodes, 2010)
John Warrin .... dialogue editor / sound effects editor (6 episodes, 2010)
Cesar Davila-Irizarry .... dialogue editor (3 episodes, 2010)
Charley Allen .... mix coordinator / sound coordinator: post-production (2 episodes, 2010)
Nicholas Torres .... sound editor (2 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Special Effects by
Elia P. Popov .... special effects (11 episodes, 2005)
Chuck Khoury .... special effects supervisor / pyrotechnics / ... (3 episodes, 2006)
Peter Cappadocia .... pyrotechnician (2 episodes, 2005)

Jeff Marsh .... special effects supervisor (unknown episodes)
Nick Plantico .... special effects (unknown episodes)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Rick Shick .... digital artist (1 episode, 2007)
 
Series Stunts
Mark Chadwick .... stunt consultant (15 episodes, 2005)

Rich Hopkins .... stunt coordinator / stunt driver (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Trevor Adams .... camera operator (18 episodes, 2008-2009)
Justin Fitzpatrick .... assistant camera (17 episodes, 2008-2009)
Armando Bareño II .... camera operator (16 episodes, 2005)
Patrick Kligel .... jib operator (16 episodes, 2005)
Costa Sarantakos .... still photographer (15 episodes, 2005)
Janine Ward .... camera assist / assistant camera (15 episodes, 2005)
Jeremy Settles .... camera operator (7 episodes, 2005-2009)
Kim Mi Ly .... second assistant camera (5 episodes, 2009)
Hero Ngauv .... camera operator (2 episodes, 2005)
Allen Dewey .... camera operator (2 episodes, 2008-2009)

Aaron Cannata .... camera operator (unknown episodes, 2008)
Mike Ansbach .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Nicholas Fry .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
John Robert Mariani .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Jimothy Sekelsky .... assistant camera / grip (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Charley Allen .... post-production coordinator / post-production assistant (66 episodes, 2005-2009)
Paul C. Nesmith .... finishing editor (44 episodes, 2007-2009)
Faust Pierfederici .... colorist (40 episodes, 2006-2009)
Michael Yanovich .... lead editor / supervising editor (25 episodes, 2005-2009)
Enzo Raee .... colorist (18 episodes, 2005)
Dave Maguire .... colorist / on-line editor (16 episodes, 2005)
Sam Newman .... post-production coordinator (15 episodes, 2005)
Christopher Ryder .... assistant editor (15 episodes, 2005)
Matthew Sniegoski .... lead assistant editor (15 episodes, 2005)
Mario Mabe .... post-production assistant (11 episodes, 2008-2009)
Julie Antepli .... on-line editor (9 episodes, 2005)
Steve Steinhart .... on-line editor (9 episodes, 2005)
Shane Lefler .... assistant editor (8 episodes, 2005)
Jonathan Raimer .... assistant editor (8 episodes, 2008-2009)
Robb Wood .... digitizer (7 episodes, 2006)
Shannon Martellaro .... assistant editor (6 episodes, 2005)
Lori Elberg .... assistant editor (6 episodes, 2006)
Merethe C. Rosvold .... assistant editor (6 episodes, 2006)
Hillary Corbin .... associate post-production coordinator (6 episodes, 2010)
Scott Freeman .... assistant editor (6 episodes, 2010)
Zandy Ariss .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 2008)

Joshua Shaffer .... post-production coordinator (unknown episodes, 2010)
Chuck Barnhart .... post-production assistant (unknown episodes)
Sal Koussa .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Wendy Hyden .... production accountant / key production accountant (69 episodes, 2005-2010)
Bryce Eckhaus .... production assistant / talent coordinator (52 episodes, 2006-2009)
Megan Gardner .... key production assistant / production coordinator / ... (44 episodes, 2007-2009)
Stephanie Deloach .... production assistant / executive assistant: Criss Angel (37 episodes, 2007-2009)
Jennifer Peterson .... executive assistant: Criss Angel (29 episodes, 2005-2007)
Jesse Brooks .... production coordinator (21 episodes, 2006)
Daniel Benedict .... production coordinator (16 episodes, 2005)
Talisha Marie Henderson .... story assistant (16 episodes, 2008-2009)
Jared Zontini .... production assistant (16 episodes, 2008-2009)
Melody L. Moses .... field coordinator (15 episodes, 2005)
Stephanie Baltierra .... production coordinator (14 episodes, 2005)
Kyle D. Betterton .... production assistant (14 episodes, 2005)
Jennifer Carno .... production assistant (14 episodes, 2005)
Emma Humphrey .... production coordinator (14 episodes, 2005)
Mike Lanzaro .... production assistant (14 episodes, 2005)
Elaine Pardo .... production coordinator: travel (14 episodes, 2005)
David L. Sullivan Jr. .... logger: post-production (14 episodes, 2005)
Rita Hawn .... production assistant (13 episodes, 2005)
Brooks Citron .... production coordinator (13 episodes, 2007)
Charley Allen .... production coordinator / production assistant (12 episodes, 2005-2010)
Chuck Barnhart .... production assistant (11 episodes, 2005)
Marcus J. Morici .... production assistant (11 episodes, 2007-2009)
Kim Mi Ly .... script supervisor (6 episodes, 2010)
Emily Spitale .... publicist / public relations (5 episodes, 2007-2008)
Mario Mabe .... production assistant (3 episodes, 2005-2008)
Luke Dancy .... consultant (3 episodes, 2008-2009)
Doug Malloy .... consultant (3 episodes, 2008-2009)
Steven Solars .... field logger (2 episodes, 2007)
Joaquin Ayala .... consultant (2 episodes, 2008)
Dave Baram .... management / manager (2 episodes, 2008)
Eric Elias .... legal counsel (2 episodes, 2008)
Sean Fields .... consultant (2 episodes, 2008)
Steve Flynn .... public relations (2 episodes, 2008)
Susan M. Myerberg .... legal counsel (2 episodes, 2008)
Ben Seidman .... consultant (2 episodes, 2008)
Jason Verona .... management (2 episodes, 2008)

Ken Diver .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
John Robert Mariani .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Bill Miller .... title designer: main titles (unknown episodes)
Charlie Parrish .... weapons expert (unknown episodes)
Anysia Romero .... assistant: Will Raee (unknown episodes)
Kelley Sims .... assistant to producer (unknown episodes)
 

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Also Known As:
"The Five Lives of Criss Angel Mindfreak" - USA (fifth season title)
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30 min
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15 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
A good program - and best of its kind, 22 December 2006
Author: caa821 from Tulsa OK

I'm no expert on the subject of "magic," but I believe the term "smoke and mirrors" goes back to the 1800's and perhaps a lot farther.

If you watch, say, David Copperfield, whether live or on television special (I've seen him in both), there still is a lot of "smoke," undoubtedly mirrors as well - and the state-of-the-art in the manufacture and use of these today would be far advanced from earlier times. You know the huge spinning saw blade isn't going to cut through him, but it looks like it does. We know this is an "illusion," and the practitioners in this area of show business use this term themselves, including Mr. Angel.

There's some video on-line, purportedly produced by Criss himself, indicating the levitation technique. And while one program showed him levitating high above the ground, from one Las Vegas building to another, he still takes the elevator and stairs to his suite, steps onto and off of his RV, etc.

Whatever, I enjoy his programs - the prolonged séance scene wasn't that entertaining, and (for me) some of his more extravagant bits (e.g. from the boat) are my less-favorite.

I enjoy most some of his bits with cards, jewelry, other personal items, and some of the bits levitating others - especially when done on a crowded street, restaurant, etc. How did he not only toss a deck of cards from the sidewalk, with his subject's card then appearing stuck to the adjacent plate glass restaurant window (ON THE INSIDE, ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE GLASS, YET)?? Hell, I don't know, but that's the whole idea and I enjoyed it.

Some suggest the use of confederates from the "bystanders," and some camera trickery. This thought has crossed my mind sometimes, and some people's reactions and patter, and some occasional camera shots suggest this. But many observers are youngsters, ordinary street folk, and others, where, for a variety of reasons, it doesn't seem they could be "acting." A lot of it is simply great sleight-of-hand. And we know misdirection is usually involved, expertly, at some point(s).

I've spent a lot of prolonged time in Spain on business, and have seen a man there who does CLOSE-UP magic, standing by a table with patrons seated there, and he does it WITH ONE HAND ONLY. Colleagues of mine have seen him live, and been participants, and none can deduce how he does what he does.

Angel's interlocking a couple's wedding rings at a dinner table in a Vegas restaurant, having an older lady's ring reappear within an ice cube, and before a large crowd in a mall, throw a deck of cards scattered on the floor, and then having the "selected card" rise from the pile, were all entertaining bits.

His sleight-of-hand is superb, and his demeanor is entertaining.

Does he possess truly "magical powers?" I doubt it. But, who cares? It's an entertaining half-hour, and watching 2/3/4 of his episodes back-to-back is entertaining, and doesn't seem "over-long," if you have the time.

Finally, where physical prowess is needed, this man's superb conditioning is admirable and fascinating to see, too.

Just enjoy his talent and quirky, likable persona. A good program.

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