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Houdini (1998)

The life and times of escape artist/magician Harry Houdini.

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Pen Densham

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Pen Densham
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Johnathon Schaech ... Harry Houdini
Stacy Edwards ... Bess Houdini
Paul Sorvino ... Blackburn
Rhea Perlman ... Esther
David Warner ... Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Mark Ruffalo ... Theo
Grace Zabriskie ... Mrs. Weiss
Ron Perlman ... Booking Agent
Karl Makinen ... Jim Collins
Judy Geeson ... Lady Doyle
Frank McRae ... Usher
George Segal ... Beck
Emile Hirsch ... Young Houdini
Curt Lowens ... Samuel Weiss
Jack McGee ... Street Vendor
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Storyline

This biographical film tells the story of Harry Houdini, from his birth and immigration to the U.S., through his career in show business as first an escape artist and then a seance debunker, and finally his tragic death. We also see his relationship with wife Bess. Written by <crow_steve@hotmail.com>

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He made a life out of cheating death


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Unrated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 December 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Believe See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Version of Houdini (2014) See more »

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Awesome Movie But Not Accurate!
22 July 2011 | by escalad89See all my reviews

I give this movie a 9 out of 10 for accuracy. The movie was not accurate but it was an awesome entertainment film. If you watch this movie like a movie and not a biography you'll love it. If you watch it the other way around you'll hate it. It was nothing more than a fictional story that had great romance, death defying escapes and personal screw ups with his brother, mother, and wife that ended terrificly. I would encourage anybody that likes magic, escape acts, and romance in a movie to watch it. Houdinit is a movie that I have watched several time and would watch again. I love the song "Rosebell" that happens to play all throughout the movie.


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