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Houdini 

TV-14 | | Biography, Drama | TV Mini-Series (2014)
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Follow the man behind the magic as he finds fame, engages in espionage, battles spiritualists and encounters the greatest names of the era, from U.S. presidents to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Grigori Rasputin.
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 23 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Adrien Brody ...  Harry Houdini 2 episodes, 2014
Kristen Connolly ...  Bess Houdini 2 episodes, 2014
Evan Jones ...  Jim Collins 2 episodes, 2014
Tim Pigott-Smith ...  William Melville 2 episodes, 2014
Tom Benedict Knight ...  Dash Houdini 2 episodes, 2014
Shaun Williamson ...  Riley 2 episodes, 2014
Eszter Ónodi Eszter Ónodi ...  Cecilia Weiss 2 episodes, 2014
Louis Mertens Louis Mertens ...  Erich Weiss 2 episodes, 2014
Jeremy Wheeler ...  Rabbi Weiss 2 episodes, 2014
Caroline Boulton ...  Sylvia The Bearded Lady / ... 2 episodes, 2014
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Follow the man behind the magic as he finds fame, engages in espionage, battles spiritualists and encounters the greatest names of the era, from U.S. presidents to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Grigori Rasputin.

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Biography | Drama

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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USA | Canada

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English

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1 September 2014 (USA) See more »

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Houdini See more »

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Budapest, Hungary See more »

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(DVD extended cut)

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Color
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In reality, Harry Houdini was 5'4". His actor counterpart Adrien Brody is 6'1". See more »

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The language of the Russian Royal Court was French, not English. See more »

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Version of Houdini (1998) See more »

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The Pis-story channel creates another soap
3 September 2014 | by HUXLEYedwardsSee all my reviews

While the merit of some set designers, some actors and some cinematography (what little of it actually which is melded with some cheesy computer set designs) can be commended, modern influence of abrupt and noisy scene changes, bad edits, and absolutely horrible soundtrack (inspired by that noise band from the 90s Nine Inch Nails ie distorted sawtooth waves and jarring effects) helps bring this 'bio' pic down to the average spectrum of creativity. But this is modern Hollywood and about famous Jewish guy. So be it. It was funny seeing the 'jealous' Rasputin though. That made the series for me. Oh Houdini's main squeeze is one terrible actress - doesn't even bother to try to conform to dialect and nature of a lady from over 100 years ago. Adrian Brody - a good actor but IMO not a good choice as Houdini was stalky and had no nose of a vulture.


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