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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 bu...

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Metascore Mixed or Average Based on 8 Critic Reviews
48
User Score Mixed or Average Based on 10 User Ratings
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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 bu...

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Mixed or Average Based on 8 Critic Reviews
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70% Mixed
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0% Negative
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Production Company Australian Film Finance Corporation (AFFC), Myriad Pictures, BBC Film, Zephyr Films, Macgowan Films, Cinemakers, Film Finance, The New South Wales Film and Television Office, UK Film Council
Release Date Jul 11, 2008
Duration 1 h 37 m
Rating PG
Tagline There is no escape.
Australian Film Institute
• 1 Win & 6 Nominations
Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards
2 Nominations
Screen Music Awards, Australia
• 1 Win & 1 Nomination