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53 Ratings

Death Defying Acts

Directed by Gillian Armstrong
United Kingdom, Australia, 2007
Drama, Romance, Thriller


When legendary escape artist Harry Houdini offers a handsome reward to anyone who can contact his dead mother beyond the grave, a sultry Scottish psychic and con artist takes up the challenge.

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Death Defying Acts Directed by Gillian Armstrong

Awards & Festivals

Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards

2009 | 2 nominations including: Best Supporting Actress

Irish Film and Television Awards

2009 | Winner: Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Film

AACTA International Awards

2008 | Winner: Best Production Design

2008 | 5 nominations including: Best Lead Actor

What are people saying?

  • spiderliliez's rating of the film Death Defying Acts

    Though fictitious, I didn't thought I would enjoy this. And it happens to revolve around the great Harry Houdini. The writers must have struggled to keep this story interesting. Though I must say, they pulled it off quite well. Guy Pearce as Houdini makes the legend so human. While Catherine Zeta-Jones and Saoirse Ronan playing the endearing mother and daughter con-artist crooks are a joy to watch.

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