Plot Outline: The life and times of escape artist/magician Harry Houdini. Plot: This biographical film tells the story of Harry Houdini, from his birth and immigration to the U.S., through his career in show business as first an escape artist and then a seance debunker, and finally his tragic death. We also see his relationship with wife Bess.
Crazy Credits: We know about 1 Crazy Credits. One of them reads: Dinosaurs – Tyrannosaurus Rex, Triceratops Aussies Oblivious to the Fall of Paris — Evan Oppenheimer, Michael Laudrup Most Background Appearances, Male — Martin Schepelern Most Background Appearances, Female — Lia Levenson
Goofs: We know about 39 goofs. Here comes one of them: Continuity: The rank insignia change regularly on Reigart's uniform, despite his not having been obviously promoted.
Trivia: There are 15 entries in the trivia list – like these:
As Master Chief O'Malley (David Keith) leads Lt. Burnett to see Admiral Reigart, Burnett asks him if he caught the University of Tennessee's football game loss the previous Saturday. O'Malley replied, “I don't know anything about that.” David Keith graduated from the University of Tennessee.
This is the first movie to feature the US Navy's new F/A-18E/F Super Hornet.
In the very beginning when the reporter speaks, he speaks of a Cincinnati Accord that brought a cease fire. There was a real agreement like this, only it was the Dayton Accord.
Plot Outline: A jaded, wealthy couple watch a blue movie in their castle home along with her adult son. The son is testy… Plot: A jaded, wealthy couple watch a blue movie in their castle home along with her adult son. The son is testy, so they go into town and watch a circus-like thrill ride. The daredevil woman in the show looks exactly like one of the women in the movie, so the man invites her to join them for a nightcap. Tensions among the family seem to rise. She stays overnight, and during her 24 hours in the castle, each of its three residents involves her in a fantasy. She, in turn, keeps asking, “Who has the gun?” Will there be violence before its over?
Crazy Credits: We know about 1 Crazy Credits. One of them reads: Prior to the opening credits being shown, statistics about American campus shootings are displayed onscreen set to shots of the canyons of the Southwest.
Goofs: We know about 1 goofs. Here comes one of them: Revealing mistakes: When the Houdinis and the reporter are being driven to the s?ance, the same rear projection loop is continually run in the cars back window, repeatedly showing the same background traffic, with the splice where the loop begins plainly visible each time.
Trivia: There are 2 entries in the trivia list – like these:
The movie contains several factual errors, the most telling of which is the dramatization of his death. In the film he runs into a prop sword handle and ruptures his appendix, then almost drowns in the torture tank trick and dies on the stage in the arms of his wife. In real life he was punched in the stomach by a college boy who had heard that Houdini could withstand any blow without harm. This did, indeed, rupture his appendix. He later collapsed on stage, was taken to the hospital and died there.