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Death defying acts

Author: Chris CurlingMarian MacGowanTony GrisoniBrian WardGillian ArmstrongAll authors
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : Distributed by Genius Products, [2008]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Mary McGarvie is a beautiful con artist who, with the help of her young daughter, fools audiences into believing she is psychic. The legendary magician Harry Houdini comes to town with a skeptic's challenge. He is going to give $10,000 to anyone who can correctly 'channel' his mother's dying words. Mary accepts the challenge. Houdini enters into a passionate affair with the charming clairvoyant even as he prepares  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Fiction films
Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
DVD-Video discs
Suspense films
Adventure films
Teatro
Named Person: Harry Houdini; Harry Houdini
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Curling; Marian MacGowan; Tony Grisoni; Brian Ward; Gillian Armstrong; Cezary Skubiszewski; Guy Pearce; Catherine Zeta-Jones; Timothy Spall; Saoirse Ronan; Film Finance Corporation Australia,; BBC Films,; UK Film Council,; Myriad Pictures,; New South Wales Film and Television Office,; MacGowan Lupovitz Nasatir Films (Firm),; Zephyr Films,; Genius Entertainment,
OCLC Number: 244252459
Language Note: English dialogue; with optional Spanish subtitles or English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Notes: Special features: Commentary by director Gillian Armstrong and producer Marian MacGowan; the making of Death defying acts; trailer.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2007.
Credits: Director of photography, Haris Zambarloukos ; editor, Nicholas Beauman ; music, Cezary Skubiszewski.
Cast: Guy Pearce, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Timothy Spall, Saoirse Ronan.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG; for some sensuality, thematic material, language, violent content and smoking.
Description: 1 videodisc (97 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, widescreen (letterbox, enhanced); Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Other Titles: Houdini's secret
Responsibility: Film Finance Corporation Australia, BBC Films, the UK Film Council and Myriad Pictures present ; in association with NSW Film and Television Office ; a MacGowan Lupovitz Nasatir Films and Zephyr Films production ; a film by Gillian Armstrong ; co-produced by Tony Grisoni, Brian Ward ; written by Tony Grisoni, Brian Ward ; produced by Chris Curling, Marian MacGowan ; directed by Gillian Armstrong.

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Mary McGarvie is a beautiful con artist who, with the help of her young daughter, fools audiences into believing she is psychic. The legendary magician Harry Houdini comes to town with a skeptic's challenge. He is going to give $10,000 to anyone who can correctly 'channel' his mother's dying words. Mary accepts the challenge. Houdini enters into a passionate affair with the charming clairvoyant even as he prepares for the most dangerous stunt of his career.

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