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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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Storyline

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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A job so great, it's magic. See more »


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

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14 July 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El aprendiz de brujo  »

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Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,140,532 (UK) (13 August 2010)

Gross:

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

The good and evil apprentices, "Dave Stutler" and "Drake Stone" both share the initials "D.S." See more »

Goofs

When Dave listens to the radio while playing with his "Musical lightning" project, he is clearly standing in a Faraday Cage so to prevent any electric shock. This kind of equipment is also supposed to block any radio signal, which means that his radio would not be able to work as clearly as we can hear. While it is correct that a Faraday cage would block radio signals, there is no reason an external antenna would not be used to bring a radio signal into the cage. This is done all the time by electrical engineers. See more »

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[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 »

Connections

Referenced in The Art of the Steal (2013) See more »

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The Middle
(2001)
Written by Jim Adkins, Richard Burch, Zach Lind, Tom Linton (as Tom Lindon)
Performed by Jimmy Eat World
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Dorky guy gets the girl
13 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie depicts how a guy who has been picked on most of his life can rise up and be a hero. Jay Baruchel is perfect for this role. His mannerism and quirkiness was a perfect match for this lead. Picking a hunky actor would have been an injustice for what this movie was all about. I rarely buy a movie but this pic was so endearing that i had to have a copy. In addition the music was perfect - especially the ending song Phoenix burn by Alpha Rev. If you enjoy endearing characters along with special effects and excellent role casting then i highly recommend this movie. get the Blu-ray edition. I found a dual disc version on Amazon for $15 delivered.


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