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Year: 2007
USA: Third Rail Releasing
UK: Lionsgate UK
Cast: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Guy Pearce, Timothy Spall, Saoirse Ronan, Aaron Brown, Frankey Martyn, Jack Bailey, MacKay Crawford, James Fiddy, Martin Fisher, Tim Frost,Campbell Graham, Emma Humphries, Miles Jupp, Silvia Lombardo, Cloe Mackie, Holly Mackie, Aileen O'Gorman, Dodger Phillips Carol Robb, Chris Wilson
Director: Gillian Armstrong
Countries: UK / Australia
USA: 97 mins
UK: 96 mins
UK Certificate: PG contains mild language, violence, sex references and spiritualism theme
USA Release Date: 11 July 2008
UK Release Date: 8 August 2008 (Limited Release)


Famous escape artist Harry Houdini, played by Guy Pearce, 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 Mary McGarvie (Catherine Zeta-Jones) and her young 'sidekick' daughter, Benji (Saoirse Ronan) take up this challenge lured by the sizeable reward.

Houdini increasingly spends more and more time with this mysterious woman and is beguiled by her charms. But ultimately what begins as a con evolves into a far more complicated and dangerous affair.

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