When his new neighbour turns out to be the wizard Merlin, young Ben Clark is enlisted in an ancient battle to save the world.

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Merlin / Milner
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Byron Taylor ...
Ben
Greg Melvill-Smith ...
Mike
Anne Power ...
Carol
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Sly
Martin Le Maitre ...
Filo
Roxanne Burger ...
Nicole
Clinton Dooley ...
Mark
Terence Reis ...
First Knight
Lawrence Joffe ...
Second Knight
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Teacher
Dale Cutts ...
Fingall
Errol Ballentine ...
Security Guard (as Errol Ballantine)
Darrel Casalino ...
Museum Worker
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When his new neighbour turns out to be the wizard Merlin, young Ben Clark is enlisted in an ancient battle to save the world.

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12 April 2002 (South Africa)  »

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Aprendiz de Feiticeiro  »

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Filo: Oh, we can do this, Miss.
Morgana: Thank you for that vote of confidence, Filo.
Filo: You're welcome, Miss.
[Morgana gives him a look]
Filo: Oh, sorry Miss.
Sly: He's right, Miss. We can do this, me and Filo. We've done banks. You know we're good at banks.
Morgana: Everyone's good at something. Even you two. Besides, this isn't a bank - it's a museum.
Sly: [disappointed] Oh... I like banks.
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L'apprenti sorcier
Music by Paul Dukas
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Lovely film for the whole family
21 February 2006 | by (Atlanta Georgia) – See all my reviews

This is one of my favorite Robert Davi films. I think he was marvelous in his part as Merlin, and the interaction between Ben and Himself is magical in itself. It just goes to show how talented Robert is and can handle any part or accent. I loved it! The South African country side was beautiful as well, and those houses were charming. Children and those young at heart should like this film, makes you want to believe in magic. And shows children that you can do anything you put your mind to. Children will come away from this film, learning to stand up for themselves and the difference between good and evil. and the women in the theaters will come away with dreams of Robert as Merlin making all their dreams come true- sigh!


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