Houdini

Houdini

DVD - 2008
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"From [Houdini's] beginning as a "wild man" carnival act to the internationally famous feat of escaping from a locked trunk in an ice-jammed river, Houdini effectively captures the amazing life and courage of this fascinating man"--Container.

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garycornell
Jun 16, 2014

Tony Curtis as Houdini is fabulous. Janet Leigh is great as well, but the stunts performed in this movie deserve your attention. I cannot think of a movie that attempts the replicate Houdini's escape act. He was a very interesting man and not a con artist as some might think. Houdini the movie gives depth to the professionalism of his act. We see the courage it took to even attempt some of these escapes. They were sometimes done in the worst conditions. There is a great movie here that you may have overlooked! Five Star Movie from beginning to end.

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regispalmer
Apr 17, 2013

Classic movie, deserves much more than the three star rating given here, at least a 4 out of 5. Magical film.

RodgerL Jan 28, 2013

A good bit of "escapism." Jamie Lee Curtis's parents in a film together. Not entirely accurate but entertaining. There is a good scene where Houdini escapes from a strait jacket while remaining calm while other challengers in jackets are leaping and twirling trying to escape.

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