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Illusion (2004)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | October 2004 (USA)
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A once-powerful, but now ailing movie director nears the end of his life. As he awaits death, he slips into a "dream" and is shown three "snippets" of the movie of his son's life. At first ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kirk Douglas ... Donald Baines
Michael A. Goorjian ... Christopher
Karen Tucker ... Isabelle
Bryan Cranston ... David
Richmond Arquette ... Mortimer
Ron Marasco ... Stan
Ted Raimi ... Ian
Kristen Clement ... Sara
Kevin Weisman ... Kay
Ronald Víctor García Ronald Víctor García ... Andrew
Michael Kemmerling Michael Kemmerling ... Seymour
Jules Bruff ... Renee
Nancy Jeffries Nancy Jeffries ... Anastasia
Steve Chabon Steve Chabon ... Bishop
Gibson Frazier ... Interviewer
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A once-powerful, but now ailing movie director nears the end of his life. As he awaits death, he slips into a "dream" and is shown three "snippets" of the movie of his son's life. At first suspicious, then curious, and ultimately captivated, he watches his son's growth from mid-teens to mid-thirties as the son pursues his life-long love, Isabelle. The two constants through these snippets are his pursuit of Isabelle and the imagined voice of his father, telling him that he is worthless and unwanted. It is not until the story reaches its conclusion, that the old man discovers the surprising truth about his son and himself. Written by wingsong919

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The only person who could change the story of his life...was the father he never knew.

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Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for some violence
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Official Sites:

Illusion Productions

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Ilusion See more »

Filming Locations:

Oakland, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Kirk Douglas was 87 years old during production, making him one of the oldest leading actors in film. See more »

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[first lines]
Narrator: The story doesn't end when you get here, like you think it might. All the mortal pieces have scattered, but the impressions remain. Every last one of them.
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Sarasota loved this movie
1 February 2005 | by carend1965See all my reviews

I saw the screening of this movie at the 2005 Sarasota Film Festival. The sold out theater LOVED this movie! Acting/story/directing was top notch. Mr. Goorgian charmed the viewers during the Q & A session after the screening. The story moved quickly and we couldn't wait to see the outcome. Mr. Douglas was excellent, but Mr. Goorjian stole the show with his acting. He stated that this film has strengthened the already solid bond between himself and his own father. "The best film of the Festival"...."It brought tears to my eyes"....."Excellent"....were some of the comments from film viewers. Every father and son should go see this movie.


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