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The Magic of David Copperfield: China (1986)

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 ... See full summary »

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Garry Bormet
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »

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David Copperfield ... Himself
Ben Vereen ... Himself - Host
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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 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, ... Written by Lorenz-pictures

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 March 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Magic of DAVID COPPERFIELD - CHINA See more »

Filming Locations:

China See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

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4:3
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Trivia

The "Crazy Man's Handcuffs" illusion has been performed again in The Magic of David Copperfield XI: The Explosive Encounter (1989). See more »

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References Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Won't You Be My Neighbor?
Performed by Fred Rogers
Main theme recorded for TV Series MisteRogers' Neighborhood (1968)
(Used to introduce "Mr. Roger's Bandana Trick" (aka "Banana Bandana"))
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