Documentary looking at the life and work of one of the greatest magicians of his generation James ‘the amazing’ Randi. Randi worked as an illusionist and magician for over 50 years basing his work on perhaps the greatest magician of all time Harry Houdini. Working as escape artist he became a global celebrity completing dare devil stunts that would establish him as a very credible and respectable magician.
After retiring the great Randi turned his attention to something that had bugged him for most of his life and that was con artists, and so called psychics that have taken illusions from magicians and used them to swindle the masses. One of Randi’s most famous de-bunkings was of the famous TV star and spoon bender Uri Geller which he foiled on a high-profile TV appearance. Another of his targets was Peter Popoff who’s mind reading skills were exposed as fake when Randi revealed a recording of Popoff's wife feeding him information through a radio-transmitter earpiece.
This documentary tells the life story of James Randi and shows how we are all vulnerable to deception - even, in a surprising twist, 'The Amazing' Randi himself.