Houdini

Houdini

  • Seasons:
  • 1
Academy Award® winner Adrien Brody and Kristen Connolly star in the 2-part event, HOUDINI, as seen on HISTORY® which follows the world-renowned master of escape's transformation from immigrant to superstar. Driven and disciplined, Houdini constantly pushed his physical limits to accomplish feats of strength that amazed all. And though they saw what he wanted them to see, his reality was more elusive than his escapes.
Academy Award® winner Adrien Brody and Kristen Connolly star in the 2-part event, HOUDINI, as seen on HISTORY® which follows the world-renowned master of escape's transformation from immigrant to superstar. Driven and disciplined, Houdini constantly pushed his physical limits to accomplish feats of strength that amazed all. And though they saw what he wanted them to see, his reality was more elusive than his escapes.

Season 1 (3 episodes)

  • 1. Houdini Behind the Scenes

    Original air date: 08/17/2014 Runtime: 3:52 min.

    Original air date: 08/17/2014 Runtime: 3:52 min. Get a first look at the behind the scenes of the highly anticipated 2-nigh event, HOUDINI. Includes interviews with stars Adrien Brody, Kristin Connolly, and Evan Jones. Catch HOUDINI September 1st and 2nd on HISTORY.

  • 2. Part 1

    Original air date: 09/01/2014 Runtime: 84:08 min.

    Original air date: 09/01/2014 Runtime: 84:08 min. From humble beginnings at circus sideshows to sold out concert halls in Europe, night 1 of Houdini follows the rise of the boy Erich Weiss as he becomes the man Harry Houdini, master escapologist. The rabbi’s son from Wisconsin is the epitome of the American Dream as he makes his way through the early 20th century vaudeville craze and emerges as America’s first bonafide world renowned superstar.

  • 3. Part 2

    Original air date: 09/02/2014 Runtime: 67:53 min.

    Original air date: 09/02/2014 Runtime: 67:53 min. Night 2 of Houdini follows Harry Houdini's epic battle against the spiritualists whose practices he found to be false and misleading. As the 20th century progresses and modernity overtakes industrial age antiquity, Houdini must come to terms with his new place in a fast-changing world.