Houdini (2014)
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Part 1 

From humble beginnings at circus sideshows to sold out concert halls in Europe, Part 1 of Houdini follows the rise of the boy Erich Weiss as he becomes the man Harry Houdini, master ... See full summary »

Director:

Uli Edel

Writers:

Nicholas Meyer, Bernard C. Meyer (based on the book "Houdini: A Mind in Chains: a Psychoanalytic Portrait")
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Adrien Brody ... Harry Houdini
Kristen Connolly ... Bess Houdini
Evan Jones ... Jim Collins
Tim Pigott-Smith ... William Melville
Tom Benedict Knight ... Dash Houdini (as Tom Benedict-Knight)
Shaun Williamson ... Riley
Madeleine Potter ... Houdini's Mistress
Michael Terry ... Sol
Stevan Rimkus Stevan Rimkus ... Maxwell
Anthony Cozens Anthony Cozens ... Chauncey Kidd
Chrissie Cotterill Chrissie Cotterill
Eszter Ónodi ... Cecilia Weiss
Louis Mertens Louis Mertens ... Erich Weiss
Connor Kelly Connor Kelly ... Young Dash Weiss
Jeremy Wheeler ... Rabbi Weiss
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Storyline

From humble beginnings at circus sideshows to sold out concert halls in Europe, Part 1 of Houdini follows the rise of the boy Erich Weiss as he becomes the man Harry Houdini, master escapologist. The rabbi's son from Wisconsin is the epitome of the American Dream as he makes his way through the early 20th century vaudeville craze and emerges as America's first bonafide world renowned superstar. Written by Jiilo_Kim

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Genres:

Biography | Drama

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Country:

Canada | Hungary | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 September 2014 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Budapest, Hungary See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (2 parts)

Color:

Color | Black and White (some sequences)
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Trivia

The episode won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Sound Editing for a Limited Series, Movie or a Special. See more »

Goofs

In Houdini's private performance for Kaiser Wilhelm II, he asks a German Army officer to fire the rifle in his "catch the bullet" trick. The officer gives his rank as Oberstleutnant, which translates as Lieutenant Colonel. However, Houdini addresses him as "Lieutenant," which is several ranks below that of Lieutenant Colonel. Furthermore, "Lieutenant Colonel" is never shortened to just "Lieutenant," if shortened it is shortened to "Colonel." See more »

Quotes

Harry Houdini: Harry Houdini
[Voiceover]
Harry Houdini: One way or another, we all want to escape. When ordinary life shackles us we need to get away. Get away from boredom, from pain, from fear. But not me. Fear is how I know I'm alive. Unlike other people I don't escape life. I escape death. Hell of a way to make a living.
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Pre-title card: What you are about to see is fact. It is also fiction. We defy you to tell the difference ... See more »

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