The life and career of the renowned stage magician turned scientific skeptic of the paranormal, James Randi.
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James Randi ... Self - Magician
José Alvarez José Alvarez ... Self - Artist (as Jose Alvarez)
Penn Jillette ... Self - Magician (as Penn)
Teller ... Self - Magician
Jamy Ian Swiss Jamy Ian Swiss ... Self - Magician & Author
Richard Wiseman Richard Wiseman ... Self - Magician & Psychologist (as Prof. Richard Wiseman)
Ray Hyman Ray Hyman ... Self - Experimental Psychologist
Adam Savage ... Self - Mythbusters
Alice Cooper ... Self - Rock Star
Banachek Banachek ... Self - Mentalist (as Steve Shaw)
Alexander Jason Alexander Jason ... Self - Surveillance Expert (as Alec Jason)
Bill Nye ... Self - The Science Guy
Michael Shermer ... Self - Publisher, Skeptic Magazine
Michael Edwards Michael Edwards ... Self - Project Alpha Psychic
Uri Geller ... Self - 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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Uri Geller no longer identifies himself as a psychic, rather a "mystifier". See more »

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James Randi: Some people cannot believe that a magician can fool them in such a way that they can't figure it out. But magicians can and magicians do. Don't be too sure of yourself. No matter how smart or well-educated you are, you can be deceived.
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Great way to learn about Randi's story
5 March 2015 | by InterlinkKnightSee all my reviews

I admire Randi since I was a kid because he was passion about the truth, and his effort to expose BS. I always hear about he was a magician, but never got the chance to see him in those days. Gladly, this documentary tell his story from the beginning to the present, so there is a lot of footage of his magician days.

The story sometimes jumps back and forward, but I think in a good way. Overall is told chronologically.

A long story compress in so few minutes. But don't feel like was too short or too long.

Also is great to see people that was involve in all those stories talking about it in the present.

If you are a fan of Randi, for sure you most watch it.


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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 November 2014 (UK) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Phoenix, Arizona, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,821, 8 March 2015

Gross USA:

$180,590

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$180,590
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Runtime:

| (TV) (2016)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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