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Houdini is a made for television miniseries event chronically the life of famed illusionist and escape artist Harry Houdini. With Adrien Brody cast in the titular role, the series follows the life and career of Houdini from his beginning life of poverty and humble beginnings as an illusionist to his worldwide fame and admiration.

The series focuses on his various encounters with celebrities and famed individuals throughout his life and career. The episodes also document his constant struggle to maintain a fresh, audience drawing act during changes throughout the world.

The story takes the viewer through increasingly dangerous escape attempts while Houdini is trying to obtain his dream to become the world's most acclaimed magician. While continuing to achieve the most death defying stunts imaginable, the series also portrays his interaction with spiritualists and his eventual crusade to debunk them and expose them as frauds.

In addition to his career as a magician the series explores his dabbling in espionage and his dealings with various figures throughout the world during this period in his life.

1 Season, 3 Episodes
August 18, 2014
Cast: Adrien Brody, Kristen Connolly, Evan Jones, Tim Pigott-Smith
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Houdini Full Episode Guide

  • Houdin's life as he is forced to adapt to progression and leave the industrial age behind.

  • In the first part of this series, follow the life of the boy Erich Weiss as he becomes the man Harry Houdini, master escapologist.

  • Get a first look at the behind the scenes of the highly anticipated 2-night event, Houdini. Includes interviews with stars Adrien Brody, Kristin Connolly, and Evan Jones.

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