Iconic magicians Siegfried & Roy built an unprecedented empire based on smoke, mirrors and ferocious predators treated like cuddly pets. Their sequined acts of awe-inspiring wonder reinvented Las Vegas and made them global superstars. But the myths that made them larger than life were often more fiction than fact. Their world of illusion was ultimately destroyed by a near-fatal onstage encounter with an angry tiger—a terrifying moment that sparked countless conspiracy theories and cover-ups.
Exclusive interviews with friends and peers of Siegfried & Roy take us deep inside their ultra-private life, while journalists uncover the shocking truth behind the lies spun by the illusionists before and after that fateful night. Tiger experts reveal the tragic legacy left behind by the magicians’ obsession with giant cats, still reverberating worldwide.
Interviewees include entertainers Rick Thomas, Carrot Top and Frank Mariano, journalists Norm Clarke and Steve Friess, and big-cat advocate Carole Baskin.
Year of Production2023