This two-night mini-series chronicles the career of one of the most famous magicians of all time, Harry Houdini. From childhood, Harry dedicates himself to magic and the celebrity that comes with it. However, his obsession may cost him his family, his marriage... and his life.
As his career as a magician wanes, Harry finds a new calling when his beloved mother dies and he learns of spiritualists bilking the public by claiming to contact their loved ones. The escape artist goes on a crusade to bring them down... a crusade that results in his death.