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Hugh Jackman ... Robert Angier

Christian Bale ... Alfred Borden

Michael Caine ... Cutter

Piper Perabo ... Julia McCullough

Rebecca Hall ... Sarah Borden

Scarlett Johansson ... Olivia Wenscombe
Samantha Mahurin ... Jess Borden

David Bowie ... Nikola Tesla

Andy Serkis ... Alley

Daniel Davis ... Judge

Jim Piddock ... Prosecutor

Christopher Neame ... Defender

Mark Ryan ... Captain

Roger Rees ... Owens

Jamie Harris ... Sullen Warder
Monty Stuart ... Stagecoach Driver

Ron Perkins ... Hotel Manager

Ricky Jay ... Milton
J. Paul Moore ... Virgil
Anthony De Marco ... Boy (as Anthony DeMarco)

Chao Li Chi ... Chung Ling Soo (as Chao-Li Chi)
Gregory Humphreys ... Policeman

John B. Crye ... Voice

William Morgan Sheppard ... Merrit (as W. Morgan Sheppard)

Sean Howse ... Man

Julia Sanford ... Elegant Lady (as Julie Sanford)

Ezra Buzzington ... Ticket Hawker

James Lancaster ... Moderator
Olivia Merg ... Jess Borden as Toddler
Zoe Merg ... Jess Borden as Toddler

Johnny Liska ... Scalper

Russ Fega ... Man in Hotel

Kevin Will ... Man in Hotel

Edward Hibbert ... Ackerman

Christopher Judges ... Burly Stagehand

James Otis ... Blind Stagehand 1
Sam Menning ... Blind Stagehand 2
Brian Tahash ... Blind Stagehand 3
Scott Davis ... Carriage Driver

Jodi Bianca Wise ... Glamorous Assistant

Nikki Glick ... Housekeeper

Enn Reitel ... Workman 1
Clive Kennedy ... Warder

Robert W. Arbogast ... Leonard (as Robert Arbogast)

Chris Cleveland ... Will
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Rock Anthony ... Upscale London Boy (uncredited)
Cathy Beasley ... Theatre Patron (uncredited)
Basilina Butler ... Bar Maid (uncredited)
Marty Carroll ... Guy at Bar (uncredited)

Erin Cipolletti ... Dancer (uncredited)

Ernest Heinz ... Rudy (uncredited)

Tim Pilleri ... Piano Player 1 (uncredited)

Wendy Rosoff ... Dancer (uncredited)

Gary Sievers ... Stagehand (uncredited)

Inna Swann ... Handkerchief Lady (uncredited)
Dawn Upshaw ... Soprano Singer (uncredited)

Deanna Walsh ... Woman on Carriage Bus (uncredited)

Jesse Wilde ... Man in theatre (uncredited)

Directed by
Christopher Nolan 
Writing credits
Jonathan Nolan (screenplay) and
Christopher Nolan (screenplay)

Christopher Priest (novel)

Produced by
Christopher Ball .... executive producer (as Chris J. Ball)
Valerie Dean .... executive producer
Jordan Goldberg .... associate producer
Christopher Nolan .... producer
Aaron Ryder .... producer
Charles J.D. Schlissel .... executive producer
Emma Thomas .... producer
William Tyrer .... executive producer
Original Music by
David Julyan 
Cinematography by
Wally Pfister (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Lee Smith 
Casting by
John Papsidera 
Production Design by
Nathan Crowley 
Art Direction by
Kevin Kavanaugh 
Set Decoration by
Julie Ochipinti 
Costume Design by
Joan Bergin 
Makeup Department
Janice Alexander .... department head hair
Karen Asano-Myers .... hair stylist (as Karen Myers)
Terry Baliel .... hair stylist
John R. Bayless .... key makeup artist
Leo Corey Castellano .... prosthetic makeup artist
Maggie Fung .... makeup artist
Kenny Myers .... makeup artist: Mr. Jackman
Peter Robb-King .... department head makeup
Kimberley Spiteri .... hair stylist
Heba Thorisdottir .... makeup artist: Ms. Johansson
Victoria Wood .... wigs
Roxane Griffin .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Aimee Macabeo .... special effects hair: Optic Nerve Studio (uncredited)
Nicole Michaud .... hair ventilation: Cine-Makeup Inc. (uncredited)
Nicole Michaud .... special effects hair: Optic Nerve (uncredited)
Margarita Pidgeon .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Lancel Reyes .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Bob Smithson .... contact lens technician (uncredited)
Greg Solomon .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Fiona Stiles .... makeup artist: David Bowie (uncredited)
Production Management
Gregg Edler .... production supervisor
Teresa Kelly .... post-production supervisor
Nancy Kirhoffer .... post-production supervisor
Cristen Carr Strubbe .... unit production manager
Mark Scoon .... executive in charge of production (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alan B. Curtiss .... first assistant director
Jody Spilkoman .... second assistant director
Cy Roscoe Strickland .... additional second assistant director
Lynn Struiksma .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Scott Buckwald .... property master
Erin Cipolletti .... art department production assistant
R. Scott Doran .... leadman (as R. Scott Duran)
Jared Fleury .... assistant property master
Capella Kincheloe .... art department production assistant
Jeanne Kukor .... assistant property master (as Jeanne Marie Kukor)
Scott Lafferty .... gangboss
Mark Lucero .... set designer
Naaman Marshall .... assistant art director
Joe Ondrejko .... construction coordinator
Ledia Telo .... construction estimator
Sally Thornton .... set designer
Scott Zuber .... set designer
Jory Alvarado .... drapery foreman (uncredited)
Jason Bartolone .... construction foreman (uncredited)
Tonya Brewer Hunt .... set dresser (uncredited)
Michael Buha .... set dresser (uncredited)
Ryan Claridge .... greensman (uncredited)
Alan Coombs .... laborer (uncredited)
Emily Crupper .... set decoration buyer (uncredited)
J.P. Fitting .... set dresser (uncredited)
Rob Garlow .... construction general supervisor (uncredited)
Will Grant .... set dresser (uncredited)
Matt Hausmann .... assistant props (uncredited)
Brock Helfer .... set dresser (uncredited)
Bill 'Kauhane' Hoyt .... stand-by painter (uncredited)
John Kelso .... metal fabricator (uncredited)
Thomas D. Krausz .... set dressing gang boss: Tesla (uncredited)
Tim R. Lafferty .... construction gangboss (uncredited)
Amy Lamendola .... art department assistant (uncredited)
Phillis Lehmer .... graphic designer (uncredited)
Marc Meisels .... set dressing gang boss (uncredited)
Paul Pastorelli .... set dresser (uncredited)
Chris Patterson .... set dresser (uncredited)
Mike Peritz .... set dresser (uncredited)
James Pollack .... set dresser (uncredited)
Jamie Rama .... illustrator (uncredited)
Mark Richardson .... props (uncredited)
Bret Ross .... set dresser (uncredited)
Bennet Silver .... on-set dresser (uncredited)
Bruce G. Smith .... paint supervisor (uncredited)
Daniel Vincent Smith .... set dresser (uncredited)
William Stout .... prop designer (uncredited)
Toby Swinehart .... paint gangboss (uncredited)
Robert H. Winn .... paint foreman (uncredited)
Sound Department
Jessy Bender .... utility sound (as Jessica Bender)
Paul Berolzheimer .... sound effects editor
Andrew Bock .... first assistant sound editor
Rick Canelli .... adr recordist
Christopher Flick .... foley supervisor
Linda Folk .... adr supervisor
Eric Gotthelf .... adr mixer
Kimberly Harris .... adr editor
Lora Hirschberg .... re-recording mixer
Richard King .... sound designer
Richard King .... supervising sound editor
Jonathan Klein .... foley editor
Mary Jo Lang .... foley mixer (as Maryjo Lang)
Michael W. Mitchell .... sound effects editor
Alyson Dee Moore .... foley artist (as Alyson Moore)
Scott Morgan .... foley recordist
Ed Novick .... sound mixer
Thomas J. O'Connell .... adr mixer (as Tom O'Connell)
Kurt Peterson .... boom operator
Gary Rizzo .... re-recording mixer (as Gary A. Rizzo)
John Roesch .... foley artist
Christopher Sidor .... sound recordist (as Chris Sidor)
Carolyn Tapp .... adr recordist
Hugo Weng .... dialogue editor
Linda Yeaney .... first assistant sound editor
Kevin Globerman .... digital recordist (uncredited)
Bill Henderson .... sound re-recording engineer (uncredited)
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer (uncredited)
Jan Petrov .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
David Blitstein .... special effects coordinator
William Lee .... special effects rigging foreman (as William D. Lee)
David Simmons .... special effects set foreman (as David L. Simmons)
Mario Vanillo .... special effects shop foreman (as Mario Vanilo)
Kirk Barton .... special effects craft service (uncredited)
Greg Bryant .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Lenny Dalrymple .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Ruben Garcia .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Bruce Y. Kuroyama .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Arthur G. Schlosser .... snow effects technician (uncredited)
John Vulich .... special effects (uncredited)
Douglas D. Ziegler .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Florent Andorra .... cg sequence supervisor: BUF
Florent Cadel .... cg artist: BUF
Giacun Caduff .... visual effects coordinator: BUF
Stephane Ceretti .... visual effects supervisor: BUF
Melanie Cussac .... visual effects coordinator: BUF (as Mélanie Cussac)
Robin Deledicque .... cg artist: BUF
Olivier Dumont .... associate visual effects supervisor: BUF
Laurens Ehrmann .... cg artist: BUF
Vanessa Fourgeaud .... visual effects producer: BUF
John Lee .... visual effects editor
Eddy Moussa .... cg artist: BUF
Laurent Panissier .... cg artist: BUF
Clement Rambach .... software development: BUF
Michel Samreth .... cg artist: BUF
Scott Shapiro .... visual effects producer
Vanesse Simon .... visual effects producer: BUF (as Simon Vanesse)
Janek Sirrs .... visual effects consultant
Mathilde Tollec .... cg artist: BUF
Olivier Dumont .... on-set visual effects supervisor: BUF (uncredited)
Joni Avery .... stunt double: Olivia
Mike Avery .... utility stunts
Rick Avery .... stunt coordinator
Meegan Godfrey .... stunt double: Julia
Steve Hart .... stunt double: Cutter
David Hugghins .... stunt rigger
Michael Hugghins .... stunt rigger
Paul Lacovara .... stunt double: Christian Bale
Brian Machleit .... stunt double: Angier Test
Rick Marcus .... stunt double: Hugh Jackman
Thom Williams .... stunt warder
Camera and Electrical Department
Hans Bjerno .... director of photography: Colorado aerial unit
Jose Deleon .... camera technician: SpaceCam, Colorado aerial unit (as Jose DeLeon)
François Duhamel .... still photographer
Rod Farley .... best boy grip (as Roderick G. Farley)
Craig Fikse .... steadicam operator
Ray Garcia .... key grip
Antonio V. Garrido .... dolly grip (as Tony Garrido)
Anthony Gaudioz .... additional camera operator (as Tony Gaudioz)
Cory Geryak .... chief lighting technician
Bob Hall .... first assistant camera
Michael Herron .... video assist operator
Peter Krouse .... camera intern
Jerry L. Marshall .... best boy rigging grip
Daniel C. McFadden .... camera loader (as Dan McFadden)
Charlie McIntyre .... rigging gaffer (as Charles H. McIntyre)
Blake Pike .... rigging key grip
Philip Shanahan .... second assistant camera
Cricket Sloat .... rigging electric best boy
Larry Sushinski .... assistant chief lighting technician
Stephen Vaughan .... still photographer
Curtis A. Andrews Jr. .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Eric M. Davis .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Anthony Donati .... rigging set lighting technician (uncredited)
Charles Ehrlinger .... grip (uncredited)
Matt Floyd .... rigging grip (uncredited)
David Michael Fordham .... grip (uncredited)
Michael Franco .... electrician: fixtures (uncredited)
Michael Franco .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Sheila Greene .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Joe Guzman .... grip (uncredited)
Julie Helton .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Jeffrey A. Johnson .... grip (uncredited)
Christopher J. Lama .... electrical rigging technician (uncredited)
Damon Liebowitz .... electrician (uncredited)
David McMillan .... dimmer board operator (uncredited)
Keith Morgan .... set lighting technician (uncredited)
Dara Norman .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Jason Puliti .... electrician (uncredited)
Cricket Sloat .... assistant chief lighting technician (uncredited)
Conner Vandeer .... electrician (uncredited)
Mike Visencio .... rigging set lighting technician (uncredited)
Paul Wolkowsky .... grip (uncredited)
Brian Woronec .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Jennifer Cram .... casting assistant
Barbara Harris .... adr voice casting
Rich King .... extras casting
Kean Cronin .... extras casting (uncredited)
Marlo Tiede .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anthony Almaraz .... costumer
Shandra Beri .... costumer
Tom Cummins .... set costumer
Carrie Dacre .... production assistant: costume department
Monica Haynes .... costumer
Jose S. Hernandez .... costumer (as Jose Hernandez)
Marci R. Johnson .... costumer (as Marci Johnson)
Jo Kissack .... costumer
April Krueger .... costumer
Donna Marcione Pollack .... costumer
Robert Q. Mathews .... costume supervisor
Dennis McCarthy .... costumer
Toni Kehaulani Reed .... set costumer
Kenn Smiley .... key costumer
Tricia Yoo .... set costumer
Michele Flynn .... head costume ager/dyer (uncredited)
Christopher Koelsch .... costumer (uncredited)
Michael Welch .... costumer (uncredited)
Tim Wilson .... costumer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Charles Harrison .... post-production assistant
John Lee .... first assistant editor
David Orr .... color timer
Laura Rindner .... assistant editor
Scott Wesley Ross .... assistant editor
Mary Beth Smith .... negative cutter: Buena Vista Negative Cutting
Dave Lee .... colorist: dailies (uncredited)
Donald Likovich .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Location Management
Jesse Cole .... key assistant location manager
Kim Crabb .... key assistant location manager
Russ Fega .... location manager
Guy Morrison .... assistant location manager
Jordan Schmidt .... location scout (uncredited)
Music Department
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor
Alex Gibson .... music editor
Tom Hardisty .... score recordist
David Hoskins .... music programmer
Alan Meyerson .... score mixer
Alan Meyerson .... score recordist
Blake Neely .... conductor
Dana Niu .... orchestrator
Peter Rotter .... orchestra contractor
Greg Vines .... assistant engineer (as Gregg Vines)
Matthew J. Ward .... technical assistant (as Matt Ward)
Booker White .... music preparation: Walt Disney Music Library
Hans Zimmer .... executive music producer
Frank Macchia .... music preparation (uncredited)
James Thatcher .... musician: French horn (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Phil Helman .... transportation local captain: Colorado (as Phillip W. Helman)
Maxwell R. Johnson II .... transportation co-captain
Rock LeRoy .... transportation
Tommy Tancharoen .... transportation coordinator
Tom Whelpey .... transportation co-captain (as Tom Whelpley)
Ted Basso .... production van driver operator (uncredited)
Neale Blase .... transportation (uncredited)
Audrey A. Conrad .... transportation office coordinator (uncredited)
Robert Garcia Jr. .... driver (uncredited)
Tim Whisenant .... driver: Hugh Jackman (uncredited)
Dean Winton .... driver (uncredited)
Bonnie Yamahiro .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Jess Brackenburry .... animal wrangler: cats (as Jesse Brackenbury)
Allan Bragg .... stand-in: Mr. Caine (as Alan Bragg)
Jeffrey Caruso .... assistant production coordinator
Jennifer Clark .... first assistant accountant
Clayton Cogswell .... production assistant
Jareth Costello .... accounting clerk
Jeanie Daniels .... post production accountant
Scott Davis .... animal trainer: horses
Jim Dirker .... helicopter pilot: Aircam National Helicopters, Colorado aerial unit
Colin Dunning .... production assistant
Beau Foster .... production assistant
Meghan C. Fraser .... wrangler: cats
Karen M. Fuchs .... payroll accountant
Steve Gehrke .... script supervisor (as Steven R. Gehrke)
Susan Hegarty .... dialect coach: Mr. Bowie
Gregory D. Hemstreet .... production accountant (as Greg Hemstreet)
Henry Humphreys .... first aid
Andrew Jablonski .... assistant accountant
Ricky Jay .... technical advisor: magic
Nick LeClaire .... production assistant: Colorado
Parker D. Lemire .... production assistant: Colorado
Jim Lindsey .... stand-in: Mr. Bale
Mike MacCuish .... assistant accountant
Rob McCabe .... stand-in: Mr. Jackman
Scott Michaels .... production assistant: Colorado
Benjamin Morehead .... assistant: Mr. Nolan (as Benjamin T. Morehead)
M. Michelle Nishikawa .... assistant: Mr. Schlissel
Craig Okeson .... production assistant: Colorado
Anthony Penido .... first aid
Catherine Pittman .... wrangler: cats (as Cathy Pittman)
Jess Platt .... dialect coach: Mr. Jackman
Erin A. Ramos .... production secretary
Lawra Robertson .... assistant: Mr. Jackman
Lee Roeser .... wrangler: cats
Josh Scheer .... production assistant (as Joshua Scheer)
Peter Scheer .... production assistant
Michelle Schrauwers .... production assistant
Cheryl Shawver .... animal trainer: cats, Animal Actors of Hollywood
Cody Smith .... wrangler: horses
Jimmy Smith .... craft service
Phil Smith .... animal trainer: horses and birds, Phil Smith Animal Renters
Beatrice Springborn .... assistant: Mr. Ryder
Cindy Taylor .... production assistant (as Cindy A. Taylor)
Tim Territo .... production liaison: Colorado
Amy Treadwell .... stand-in: Ms. Johansson
Victoria Vopni .... wrangler: horses (as Victoria M. Vopni)
Michael Weber .... technical advisor: magic
Shawn Williamson .... production assistant
Terrence B. Zinn .... production assistant
Eric Binns .... production assistant (uncredited)
Ron Bottitta .... adr voice (uncredited)
Doug Burch .... adr voice (uncredited)
Brian Clark .... rigging medic (uncredited)
Bill Colley .... locomotive enginner (uncredited)
Brian De Esch .... production assistant (uncredited)
Alexandra Ducocq .... executive assistant: hugh jackman (uncredited)
Rebecca Edelson .... script clearance administrator (uncredited)
Lily Garcia .... additional production assistant (uncredited)
Carolyn Harris .... production executive (uncredited)
Patrick Holland .... additional voices (uncredited)
Nicholas Hosking .... adr voice group (uncredited)
Robert Lamkin .... caterer (uncredited)
Matt Lombardo .... additional set production assistant (uncredited)
Peter Madamba .... script researcher (uncredited)
Ossie Mair .... adr voice (uncredited)
Erich A. Muller .... production assistant (uncredited)
Skyler Ng .... production assistant (uncredited)
B.J. Rayniak .... site representative (uncredited)
John Trujillo .... layout board (uncredited)
David Copperfield .... the producers wish to thank
Derek DelGaudio .... the producers wish to thank
Dan Sasaki .... the producers wish to thank
Crew believed to be complete

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Rated PG-13 for violence and disturbing images
130 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

When Andy Serkis' character is first introduced, he makes a reference to a magic trick where you guess the item in a person's pocket. This is the exact same trick that fooled Serkis' character Gollum in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012).See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Borden mentions that a "penny" could be slipped into the barrel of the pistol used for the bullet catch trick. English pennies of this period were substantial and wide, much wider than the barrel of the pistol being used by Borden could accommodate.See more »
[first lines]
Alfred Borden:Are you watching closely?
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542 out of 705 people found the following review useful.
A Nutshell Review: The Prestige, 20 October 2006
Author: DICK STEEL from Singapore

I've said it before, but I'll say it again. Christopher Nolan can do no wrong. Teaming up again with his Batman Begins cast of Christian Bale and Michael Caine, and joined with the Scoop team consisting of X-Men's Wolverinie Hugh Jackman and Scarlett Johansson, the stellar (eye candy) cast already set tongues wagging as to whether they'll be able to live up to the hype of Nolan's long awaited movie directly challenging the other picture about Victorian magicians, The Illusionist. The Prestige is the third act of any magic trick, with the first and second acts being the Pledge and the Turn. And this movie lives up to its namesake to a T. The way the movie plays out, it's like a huge magic trick, with the audience waiting to see how it unfolds, getting the suspicion on how it's done, but yet sitting through it thorough engaged to discover how everything will be revealed and resolved. It tells the story of how two magicians, fellow apprentices turned unfortunate rivals, plod down the slow path of jealous obsession, revenge, and the deliberate attempts to go at lengths to steal each other's ideas, to go one up against the other, a fight in romance, life and the long held passionate drive to discredit each other. There are perfect explanations of the value of secrets, and how secrets can sometimes be used as tools for deceit. What I thought was valuable in the movie was the reinforcement of the notion of how "magic" actually worked. Besides the better understanding of the common body of scientific knowledge, things like having pretty assistants to distract, and having planted staff amongst the audience, somehow made me a sceptic to tricks and illusions, and try harder to spot at which stage had things undergone a sleight of hand. More importantly, it introduced me to the notion and importance of a loyal engineer behind the scenes who designs elaborate contraptions solely for the magician's use, and how having disloyal staff can indeed be detrimental to any leaks of secrets. And Michael Caine took on this engineering role as Cutter, responsible for assisting Rupert Angier (Hugh Jackman) with loyalty and conviction that they could, as a team, beat Christian Bale's Alfred Borden. I thought the cast in general were superb, with Christian Bale leading the charge. Hugh Jackman too showed that he could play a dark character, as the two leads tackled their characters' theme of sacrifice, arrogance, and ultimately redemption, especially for Rupert Angier. I thought he did what he did towards the end was a kind of penance to what happened in the beginning, hoping to kill two birds with a single stone, to exact the sweetest revenge he could possibly muster. What also was intriguing about the two lead characters was that there is no right or wrong, no hero or villain. It's always a shade of grey in what they do, and for Alfred Borden, I felt it's more for survival and the provision for family, which is a strong subplot running through the film. I just have to mention though, that Scarlett Johansson being Esquire's Sexiest Woman Alive, gets to play a flower vase role here as a magician's assistant, though her role as the pawn between the rivals added a little gravitas. The atmosphere was set up great, and so were the costumes and sets. The soundtrack was hauntingly mesmerizing, capturing the look and mood appropriately. Look out too for David Bowie's appearance as a Serbian scientist! I was floored by the deftness of how Nolan weaved and juxtaposed the non linear narrative so flawlessly. While the usual techniques is to use placeholders, or flashback sequences, colours etc, here, time is so fluid, but yet the audience will know precisely which era they're in, without being explicitly told, or working too much of the noodle. You just know, and it's just that feeling of being totally transparent with time. Even though the movie clocked in at slightly more than 2 hours, you don't feel its length at all. At the end of the movie, one quote popped into mind: Misdirection - what the eyes see and the ears hear, the mind believes. Quite apt to describe how things work out during the movie, or to describe in general, Nolan 's films so far. That added richness to lift the movie to a superior plane. Do yourself a favour, if there's one movie you absolutely must watch this week, then Prestige must be your natural choice. It's smart in delivery and slick in presentation. There is none other. P.S. Is it just me, or are notebooks a common feature in Nolan's movies?

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