The Great Kandinsky (1995)

TV Movie   |    |  Comedy

The once-reknowned escape-artist and magician, Kandinsky, is now reduced to confounding the staff and inmates of his retirement home. His one regret in life is never mastering an underwater... See full summary »

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29 July 2013 | Prismark10
| Could had been greater
This was the BBC drama acting debut for Richard Harris who had never previously acted for them before. A big thanks has to go to the writers who coaxed Mr Harris to this project.

Harris was always an actor that always needed to be reined in and since the 1970s, his choice of acting projects were dodgy.

This film about an escapologist who escapes from a retirement home to track down his old mentor, brilliantly played by Tom Bell. The film provides a lot of fun but is rather uneven.

It is notable that many of the cast are now dead but it did feature a lot of actors of advanced years.

As alluded by one of the script writers who has posted a review, the drama is unlikely to be repeated by the BBC because of the way Harris's contract was drafted.

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14 October 1995



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