An Honest Liar ()

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The life and career of the renowned stage magician turned scientific skeptic of the paranormal, James Randi.


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Himself - Magician
Deyvi Peña ...
Himself - Artist (as Jose Alvarez)
Himself - Magician (as Penn)
Himself - Magician
Jamy Ian Swiss ...
Himself - Magician & Author
Richard Wiseman ...
Himself - Magician & Psychologist (as Prof. Richard Wiseman)
Ray Hyman ...
Himself - Experimental Psychologist
Himself - Mythbusters
Himself - Rock Star
Banachek ...
Himself - Mentalist (as Steve Shaw)
Alexander Jason ...
Himself - Surveillance Expert (as Alec Jason)
Himself - The Science Guy
Michael Shermer ...
Himself - Publisher, Skeptic Magazine
Michael Edwards ...
Himself - Project Alpha Psychic
Himself - Purported Psychic
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Peter R. Phillips ...
Himself - Researcher (archiveFootage)
Peter Popoff ...
Himself - Faith Healer (archiveFootage)
Mark Shafer ...
Himself - Deputy Director, McDonnell Laboratory for Psychical Research (archiveFootage) (as Dr. Mark Shafer)
Luis Alfonso Gámez ...
Himself (uncredited)

Directed by

Tyler Measom
Justin Weinstein

Written by

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

Music by

Joel Goodman

Cinematography by

Tyler Measom
Justin Weinstein

Film Editing by

Greg O'Toole

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
Nunez Jr. ... assistant editor
Keith Overton ... first assistant editor
Paul Tuft ... archival footage conversion
Micah Young ... archival footage conversion

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 / supervising sound editor
Nathan Whitcomb ... sound mixer

Camera and Electrical Department

Igori Kamoevi ... grip
Daniel Schade ... first assistant camera
Barry Strickland ... gaffer
Tristan Whitman ... camera operator
Bryan Young ... additional cinematography

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
Chris Perez ... clearance counsel
Kim Scheinberg ... lead researcher


Glenn Camhi ... thanks
Topher Grace ... special thanks
Clark Harris ... thanks
IDZeroNo ... thanks
Craig Jackson ... thanks
Scott Trimble ... thanks

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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • Exposed: Magicians, Psychics and Frauds (United Kingdom)
  • En ærlig løgner (Denmark)
  • An Honest Liar: The Amazing Randi Story
  • Честный лжец (Russia)
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  • 90 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $13,821, 08 Mar 2015

Did You Know?

Trivia At the end of the credits, a disclaimer comes up: "No spoons were harmed in the making of this film". See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Exposed: Magicians, Psychics and Frauds (2014). See more »
Soundtracks Happy Birthday See more »
Crazy Credits Before the final copyright in the end credits it states, "No spoons were harmed in the making of this film." See more »
Quotes James Randi: Magicians are the most honest people in the world. They tell you they're going to fool you, and then they do it.
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