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Death Defying Acts

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Synopsis

Edinburgh 1926, the great Harry Houdini arrives for the grand finale of his international tour. There, he offers a prize to anyone who can contact the dead and reveal the last words uttered by his dying mother. Mary, a struggling Scottish psychic, and her nine year-old daughter Benji hear of the offer and decide to out-con Houdini. Instantly bewitched, Houdini is convinced that Mary is who he's looking for. Mary soon finds herself seduced by Houdini's charms and drawn into his world of illusion and dark secrets. As the stakes increase, it soon becomes a question of who is out-conning who?

Details

Year
2008
Type of film
Features
Running Time
97 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Gillian Armstrong
Producer
Brian Ward, Marcia Nasatir, Dan Lupovitz, Tony Grisoni, Kirk D'Amico
Co-Producer
Brian Ward, Marcia Nasatir, Dan Lupovitz, Tony Grisoni, Kirk D'Amico
Editor
Nicholas Beauman
Screenwriter
Tony Grisoni, Brian Ward
Director of Photography
Haris Zambarloukos
Production Designer
Gemma Jackson
Sound
Simon Okin
Music
Cezary Skubiszewski
Principal Cast
Guy Pearce, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Timothy Spall

Production Company

Zephyr Films Ltd
33 Percy Street
London W1T 2DF
UK

T +44 (0)20 7255 3555
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info@zephyrfilms.co.uk
http://www.zephyrfilms.co.uk

Macgowan Lupovitz Nasatir Films Pty Ltd
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Surrey Hills
New South Wales 2010
Australia

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Sales
Company

Myriad Pictures Inc.
421 South Beverly Drive
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Beverly Hills
CA 90212 US

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