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The life and career of the renowned stage magician turned scientific skeptic of the paranormal, James Randi.
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Himself - Magician
Deyvi Peña ...
Himself - Artist (as Jose Alvarez)
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Himself - Magician
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Himself - Magician
Jamy Ian Swiss ...
Himself - Magician & Author
Richard Wiseman ...
Himself - Magician & Psychologist (as Prof. Richard Wiseman)
Ray Hyman ...
Himself - Experimental Psychologist
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Himself - Mythbusters
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Himself - Rock Star
Banachek ...
Himself - Mentalist (as Steve Shaw)
Alexander Jason ...
Himself - Surveillance Expert (as Alec Jason)
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Himself - The Science Guy
Michael Shermer ...
Himself - Publisher, Skeptic Magazine
Michael Edwards ...
Himself - Project Alpha Psychic
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Himself - Purported Psychic
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AN HONEST LIAR is a feature documentary about the world-famous magician, escape artist, and world-renowned enemy of deception, James 'The Amazing' Randi. The film brings to life Randi's intricate investigations that publicly exposed psychics, faith healers, and con-artists with quasi-religious fervor. A master deceiver who came out of the closet at the age of 81, Randi created fictional characters, fake psychics, and even turned his partner of 25 years, the artist Jose Alvarez, into a sham guru named Carlos. But when a shocking revelation in Randi's personal life is discovered, it isn't clear whether Randi is still the deceiver - or the deceived. Written by Anonymous

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2 November 2014 (UK)  »

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Opening Weekend:

$13,821 (USA) (6 March 2015)

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$124,031 (USA) (3 April 2015)
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Uri Geller no longer identifies himself as a psychic, rather a "mystifier". See more »

Quotes

James Randi: Magicians are the most honest people in the world. They tell you they're going to fool you, and then they do it.
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Crazy Credits

Before the final copyright in the end credits it states, "No spoons were harmed in the making of this film." See more »

Connections

Features Good to See You Again, Alice Cooper (1974) See more »

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Moving, sad, joyful--about fakery and true love
29 March 2016 | by (Greenwich Village, NY, USA) – See all my reviews

I expected this to be about Randi's debunking of psychics and religious healers, but it was also about his much younger boyfriend (now husband), and his struggles to stay in the USA, despite having stolen someone else's identity. Very touching. How did I miss Randi's coming out (at age 81!)? I was a bit disappointed that it did not go into his debunking of religion in general, and it revealed none of the magic tricks--even as Randi is exposing someone like Uri Geller as merely a magician, not a psychic. Nonetheless, the documentary was riveting. An Honest Liar. The Amazing Randi (James Randi was also a great conversationalist--he had an all-night radio show on WOR-New York when I was a teen, competing with Long John Nebel and Brad Crandall.)


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