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Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles (2014)

PG-13
91 min | Documentary, Biography

A look at the life and work of the great theatre, radio and film artist.
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Charles S. Cohen (as Charles Cohen)
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$ 813,505
Opening Wknd
$ 7,130
Gross (USA)
$ 15,528
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Release date
Oct 17, 2014 (United States)

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Orson Welles
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Simon Callow
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Steven Spielberg
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Beatrice Welles
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6.8 / 10 | 705 votes