1926. Harry Houdini (Pearce) is the most famous performer in the world, but the "man behind the performer" is haunted by the loss of his beloved mother.Obsessed with contacting her from beyond the grave, Houdini offers a $10,000 reward to anyone who can reveal her dying words to him - something which only he knows. Enter the beautiful but deceptive Mary McGregor (Zeta-Jones), who delivers a psychic act that is part burlesque and part occult. Her young daughter Benji (Ronan) assists by providing the information Mary needs to convince the audience of her connection to the afterlife.What began as a con, evolves into a far more dangerous affair as Houdini is overwhelmed by Mary's mysterious charm. But as Harry attempts the most spectacular stunt of his career, everyone wants to know... how will the Great Houdini escape?
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Aaron Brown, Aileen O'Gorman, Campbell Graham, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Cloe Mackie, Emma Humphries, Frankey Martyn, Guy Pearce, Holly Mackie, Jack Bailey, James Fiddy, MacKay Crawford, Martin Fisher, Miles Jupp, Saoirse Ronan, Silvia Lombardo, Tim Frost, Timothy Spall
Infrequent Mild Coarse Language, Sexual References, Supernatural Themes