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The Magic of David Copperfield: China (1986)

TV Special | 49 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

This is the 8th CBS Copperfield TV special, introduced by the host Ben Vereen and is the first and only one filmed outside USA, and set entirely in China, to allow David Copperfield to perform the last illusion. Not coincidentally it is ...See moreThis is the 8th CBS Copperfield TV special, introduced by the host Ben Vereen and is the first and only one filmed outside USA, and set entirely in China, to allow David Copperfield to perform the last illusion. Not coincidentally it is officially titled "The Magic of DAVID COPPERFIELD - CHINA", even though it is better known as "The Magic of David Copperfield VIII: Walking Through the Great Wall of China", in which "Walking Through the Great Wall of China" is a reference to the last illusion, given that never before an illusionist has been able to perform a similar feat. So, the illusions performed are: "Crystal Smoke Chamber", "Chinese Coin In Orange", "Broken And Restored Thread", "Pearl Production", "Boy Levitation", "Seeing Through A Woman", "Levitating A Woman", "Mr. Roger's Bandana Trick" (aka "Banana Bandana"), "Restoring A Bicycle", "Crazy Man's Handcuffs", "Chopstick Through Coin" and then "Walking Through The Great Wall Of China". Just like some of his previous illusions, this last one has been filmed in long take, on September 1985, and is one of the few illusions no more repeated. This special is also the last one produced by The Cates Brothers Company, that has produced all the earlier ones. Written by Lorenz-pictures See less
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Kevin Bright (as Kevin S. Bright)
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Mar 14, 1986 (United States)

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7 / 10 | 36 votes