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The Magic of David Copperfield XI: The Explosive Encounter (1989)

David Copperfield performs illusions; at the end, he must escape from a hotel that is about to be demolished.

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(as Seth Kotkin)
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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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This is the 11th CBS Copperfield TV special, introduced by the host Emma Samms, who talks about the building from which David Copperfield will attempt to escape during the last illusion, before the implosion of the building itself. This is the first special in which he signs his own co-direction as "David Kotkin" and his own writing as "Seth Kotkin". For the first time in a special he makes his appearance on the stage on a Harley Davidson, through the first illusion. The illusions performed are: "Shadow Box" (aka "Appearance On Motorcycle In Shadow Box"), "Dancing Ties", "Telementalist", "Origami" (aka "Origami Box"), "Telekinesis", "Pole Levitation", "Twister", "$100 Bill Switch", "Crazy Man's Handcuffs" (these two illusions are both close-up magics, and, to allow the vision of both to all the live audience, for the first time Copperfield introduces a monitor on the stage), and then "Building Implosion". This is an escape filmed in long take on Sunday, November 6th, 1988, and the ... Written by Lorenz-pictures

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3 March 1989 (USA)  »

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The "Building Implosion" escape is the longest illusion included in this TV special: it reaches the length of 9:55 minutes. The measured time also takes into account the initial explanation. See more »

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Follows The Magic of David Copperfield II (1979) See more »

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Angelina
Performed by Harry Belafonte
Produced by Bob Bollard
Released in 1961 as 12th song of the album "Jump Up Calypso"
(Used for "Dancing Ties")
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