Dealt

He’s one of the best card magicians in the world…and he’s blind!

“Dealt” is the #1 documentary about magic in my 15 Best Documentaries about Magic ranking.

Some highlights:

  • As a child, Richard goes blind. He’s so upset that he holds a magnifying glass between the sun and his eyes to burn his eyes out of his head.
  • Rick practices 16 hours a day including at church, the grocery store and the hot tub.
  • Richard claims that “Professor” Dai Vernon shared moves with Richard that no one else knows.
  • Richard, blind, earns a black belt in karate.
  • Richard finally embraces his blindness and includes it in a 1-man show.
  • Richard finally wins “Close-Up Magician of the Year”

Watch Dealt for free (with library card or student ID) on Kanopy at https://www.kanopy.com/en/product/dealt.

There are other streaming options (including free with ads on Tubi or for rent on Amazon, Apple TV, YouTube, etc.) at https://www.justwatch.com/us/movie/dealt

Thanks for reading!

-Rob Kelly