July 11, 2008
Studio: Third Rail Releasing (The Weinstein Company)
Director: Gillian Armstrong
MPAA Rating: N/A
Screenwriters: Tony Grisoni, Brian Ward
Starring: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Guy Pearce, Timothy Spall, Saoirse Ronan
Official website: DeathDefyingActs-movie.com
When famous escape artist Harry Houdini arrives in Edinburgh and offers a $10,000 reward to anyone who can contact his mother from beyond the grave, a beautiful but deceptive psychic and her young 'sidekick' daughter take the challenge. As Houdini spends time with this mysterious woman, he is beguiled by her charms, and what begins as a con evolves into a far more complicated and dangerous affair.