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The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010)

PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  14 July 2010 (USA)
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Master sorcerer Balthazar Blake must find and train Merlin's descendant to defeat dark sorceress Morgana le Fey.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chinese Woman
Jason R. Moore ...
Subway Mugger (as Jason Moore)
Young Dave's Pal (as Robert B. Capron)
Young Becky (as Peyton Roi List)


Balthazar Blake (Nicolas Cage) is a master sorcerer in modern-day Manhattan trying to defend the city from his arch-nemesis, Maxim Horvath (Alfred Molina). Balthazar can't do it alone, so he recruits Dave Stutler (Jay Baruchel), a seemingly average guy who demonstrates hidden potential, as his reluctant protégé. The sorcerer gives his unwilling accomplice a crash course in the art and science of magic, and together, these unlikely partners work to stop the forces of darkness. It'll take all the courage Dave can muster to survive his training, save the city and get the girl as he becomes The Sorcerer's Apprentice. Written by Walt Disney Pictures

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for fantasy action violence, some mild rude humor and brief language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

14 July 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El aprendiz de brujo  »

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Box Office


$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$17,619,622 (USA) (16 July 2010)


$63,143,812 (USA) (22 October 2010)

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2.35 : 1
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Real wolves were used in the scene where they chase Dave down the street. However, they were overwhelmingly tame and affectionate creatures so track points were painted on their faces so that the CG artists could animate a more scary face onto them. See more »


When Horvath is trapped in the mirror and asks the young man to get Drake for him, as he faints you can see him bump Horvath as he is falling. See more »


[first lines]
Narrator: The war between Sorcerers was fought in the shadows of history, and the fate of mankind rested with the just and powerful Merlin. He told his secrets to three trusted apprentices: Balthazar, Veronica, and Horvath. He should have trusted only two.
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Crazy Credits

There is a very brief (30 seconds or less) scene at the very end. SPOILER: The scene opens in the store Arcana Cabana, where we see the Mickey sorcerer hat under glass, then Horvath's hat, followed by a hand (Obviously Horvath, since we see his cane as well) picking it up and a roach left behind. See more »


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Written by Scola (as Rufus Waller)
Performed by Scola (as Ruscola)
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Baruchel ruined it
6 December 2010 | by (Zagreb, Croatia) – See all my reviews

This Disney movie is fun and the effects are first grade.

Nicolas Cage is good as expected. Same goes to Alfred Molina and it's always nice to see Monica Bellucci.

BUT, there is one BIG problem and that is Jay Baruchel. Why, o why, they had to put him into this movie? He ruined it completely with his annoying appearance, voice and, above all, irritating not-at-all-talented acting. They should have find different actor for this role. I don't have someone in mind but this one is very wrong. Without him it would be a much better movie.

But, it's still entertaining, in spite of occasional not funny jokes which are forced into scenario. The story is bearable and neat effects pulls it out of average, slightly.

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