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The Prestige (2006)

PG-13 | | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi | 20 October 2006 (USA)
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After a tragic accident, two stage magicians engage in a battle to create the ultimate illusion while sacrificing everything they have to outwit each other.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Robert Angier
... Alfred Borden
... Cutter
... Julia McCullough
... Sarah
... Olivia Wenscombe
Samantha Mahurin ... Jess
... Tesla
... Alley
... Judge
... Prosecutor
... Defender
... Captain
... Owens
... Sullen Warder
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Storyline

In the end of the Nineteenth Century, in London, Robert Angier, his beloved wife Julia McCullough and Alfred Borden are friends and assistants of a magician. When Julia accidentally dies during a performance, Robert blames Alfred for her death and they become enemies. Both become famous and rival magicians, sabotaging the performance of the other on the stage. When Alfred performs a successful trick, Robert becomes obsessed trying to disclose the secret of his competitor with tragic consequences. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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A Rivalry That Turned Deadly. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for violence and disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,801,808, 22 October 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$53,089,891, 8 February 2007

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$109,676,311, 8 February 2007
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Trivia

Ricky Jay, who played a magician in the film, coached Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale in their sleight-of-hand techniques. See more »

Goofs

After Andy Serkis joins Hugh Jackman in the bar discussing the diary, you can see outside the window that it's raining. However shorty after that (the dialog suggests they leave at once) they walk about the outskirts of the town with snow lying on the ground. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Alfred Borden: Are you watching closely?
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Referenced in The Task (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Eel Pie and Mash
Composed by Bob Barratt and Colin Frechter
Courtesy of APM
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This was an amazing movie!
20 October 2006 | by See all my reviews

This was the best movie I have seen in at least the past two years. Most movies have me leave the theater feeling like I wasted 8 dollars or so. So many movies lately have left me feeling like I wasted away precious hors of my life that could have been spent doing better things. Yet this movie was truly a masterpiece and kept me guessing the whole time. The acting was superb and so was the plot. I usually can predict the outcomes of movies pretty early on. And usually I can see the twist the writer planned. With this movie I was still left wondering into the last 5 minutes of the movie. I can't wait to own this on DVD.


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