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2 November 2014 (UK) See more »
The life and career of the renowned stage magician turned scientific skeptic of the paranormal, James Randi. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
6 wins & 3 nominations See more »
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James Randi ... Himself - Magician (also archive footage)
Deyvi Peña ... Himself - Artist (as Jose Alvarez)

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Magician (as Penn)

Teller ... Himself - Magician
Jamy Ian Swiss ... Himself - Magician & Author
Richard Wiseman ... Himself - Magician & Psychologist (as Prof. Richard Wiseman)
Ray Hyman ... Himself - Experimental Psychologist

Adam Savage ... Himself - Mythbusters

Alice Cooper ... Himself - Rock Star
Banachek ... Himself - Mentalist (as Steve Shaw)
Alexander Jason ... Himself - Surveillance Expert (also archive footage) (as Alec Jason)

Bill Nye ... Himself - The Science Guy
Michael Shermer ... Himself - Publisher, Skeptic Magazine
Michael Edwards ... Himself - Project Alpha Psychic (also archive footage)

Uri Geller ... Himself - Purported Psychic (also archive footage)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Peter R. Phillips ... Himself - Researcher (archive footage)
Peter Popoff ... Himself - Faith Healer (archive footage)
Mark Shafer ... Himself - Deputy Director, McDonnell Laboratory for Psychical Research (archive footage) (as Dr. Mark Shafer)

Directed by
Tyler Measom 
Justin Weinstein 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Tyler Measom  writer
Greg O'Toole  writer
Justin Weinstein  writer

Produced by
Duane Andersen .... line producer
Nick Fraser .... executive producer
Thomas Guthrie .... associate producer
Gregory Henry .... executive producer (as Greg Henry)
Gill Holland .... executive producer
Stephanie Levy .... executive producer
Tyler Measom .... producer
Laura Montoya .... line producer
Gary Schermerhorn .... executive producer
David Shadrack Smith .... executive producer
Barry Sonnenfeld .... executive producer
Vijay Vaidyanathan .... executive producer
Justin Weinstein .... producer
Yana Zeltser Weinstein .... associate producer
Original Music by
Joel Goodman 
Cinematography by
Tyler Measom 
Justin Weinstein 
Film Editing by
Greg O'Toole 
Production Management
Stephanie Levy .... post producton supervisor
Jonna McLaughlin .... production supervisor
Sound Department
Andrea Bella .... sound effects editor
Michael Feuser .... dialogue editor
Tom Paul .... re-recording mixer
Tom Paul .... supervising sound editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Igori Kamoevi .... grip
Daniel Schade .... first assistant camera
Barry Strickland .... gaffer (segments)
Tristan Whitman .... camera operator
Bryan Young .... additional cinematography
Editorial Department
Duane Andersen .... assistant editor
Krystle Annand .... titles design producer
Matt Breitenbach .... on-line editor
Ross Laing .... assistant editor
Russ Lasson .... archival footage conversion
Keith Overton .... first assistant editor
Paul Tuft .... archival footage conversion
Micah Young .... archival footage conversion
Music Department
Andrew DeWitt .... music producer (as Andrew Dewitt)
Joel Goodman .... orchestrator
Vicente Ortiz Gimeno .... orchestrator (as Vincente Gimeno)
Les Brockmann .... score mixer (uncredited)
Vicente Ortiz Gimeno .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Other crew
John Miller-Monzon .... archival researcher
Kim Scheinberg .... lead researcher
Glenn Camhi .... thanks
Clark Harris .... thanks
IDZeroNo .... thanks
Craig Jackson .... thanks
Scott Trimble .... thanks

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90 min | Finland:58 min (TV) (2016)

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Uri Geller no longer identifies himself as a psychic, rather a "mystifier".See more »
Uri Geller:In entertainment there is a kind of acceptability to deceive, its like when there two Picasso paintings on the wall, one is a fake and the other one is real, but they look the same. There is no harm in that. At the end of the day, there is nothing to reveal, because of what I do is real.See more »
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
A Biography About An Important Man, 28 August 2015
Author: atlasmb from United States

This documentary is a biography and it is in roughly chronological order. I feel the need to mention that fact in response to some who say they think the film has distinct parts and is disjointed. But this is not a drama and it was not written to achieve a story-ending resolution.

I enjoyed the film very much. I was somewhat familiar with the work of The Amazing Randi (James Randi), but this film educated me regarding the extent of his work debunking hucksters and those who use deception to take from others, e.g. so-called psychics and faith healers.

He started as an accomplished magician whose role model was Houdini. Eventually he made it his mission to expose those who misused their talents to defraud. The film outlines the various charlatans he exposed and how he accomplished that. It also reveals how these men have fared over the years and what that might mean regarding human nature.

On a more personal level, Randi's life has had its own mysteries and dramas.

The filmmakers interviewed Penn Jillette and other practitioners of magic regarding his place in the history of the discipline and his efforts to save the public from hoaxsters.

In my opinion, Randi is a treasure who deserves a biography. His story documents the largest part of the modern-day struggle between those who dupe the public for their own gain and those who seek to protect the public from them.

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