Death Defying Acts

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Summary: It is 1926, and Harry Houdini is the most famous performer in the world. Audiences flock to watch him perform his amazing stunts. But the man behind the legend is a tortured soul, having been unable to hear his mother’s dying words. He offers a $10,000 reward to anyone who can contact his mother from beyond the grave. When a beautiful but deceptive psychic, Mary McGregor, and her sidekick daughter, Benji, take the challenge, Harry is initially skeptical, but is soon captivated by her charms. The more time he spends with the mysterious woman, the more attracted he is, and what began as a con soon evolves into a passionate and complicated love affair, as Houdini attempts the most dangerous stunt of his career. (Myriad Pictures)

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Runtime: 97 min
Rating: Rated PG for some sensuality, thematic material, language, violent content and smoking.
Production: BBC Films
Genres: Drama, Thriller, Romance
Countries: UK, Australia
Languages: English, Hungarian
Home Release Date: Oct 28, 2008
Director Credit
Gillian Armstrong Director
Writer Credit
Brian Ward Written By
Tony Grisoni Written By
Principal Cast Credit
Catherine Zeta Jones Mary McGarvie
Guy Pearce Harry Houdini
Timothy Spall Sugarman
Cast Credit
Aileen O'Gorman Effie - Elderly Seamstress
Anthony O'Donnell Oily Librarian
Billy McColl McTavish
James Holmes Ugly Mug
Leni Harper Leith Romeo's Wife
Malcolm Shields Leith Romeo
Melanie Harris Rose
Olivia Darnley Flower Stall Seller
Ralph Riach Mr. Robertson
Raymond Griffiths Music Hall Dwarf
Saoirse Ronan Benji McGarvie
Shaun Mason Heckler
Producer Credit
Brian Ward Co-Producer
Celia Richards Assistant Producer: Australia
Chris Curling Producer
Dan Lupovitz Executive Producer
David M. Thompson Executive Producer
Guy Tannahill Line Producer
Joe Oppenheimer Co-Executive Producer
Katherine Armfelt Assistant Producer: UK
Kirk D'Amico Executive Producer
Linda Sophie Chiu Associate Producer
Lucas Foster Executive Producer
Marcia Nasatir Executive Producer
Marian Macgowan Producer
Phil Robertson Co-Producer
Tony Grisoni Co-Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: