Balthazar Blake, an apprentice of the legendary magician Merlin, must train his old teacher's successor - an introverted but resourceful physics prodigy - in the art of sorcery to prevent the return of Morgana le Fay.

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Jon Turteltaub

Writers:

Lawrence Konner (screen story), Mark Rosenthal (screen story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicolas Cage ... Balthazar
Jay Baruchel ... Dave
Alfred Molina ... Horvath
Teresa Palmer ... Becky
Toby Kebbell ... Drake Stone
Omar Benson Miller ... Bennet
Monica Bellucci ... Veronica
Alice Krige ... Morgana
Jake Cherry ... Young Dave
James A. Stephens ... Merlin
Gregory Woo ... Sun-Lok
Wai Ching Ho ... Chinese Woman
Jason R. Moore ... Subway Mugger (as Jason Moore)
Robert Capron ... Young Dave's Pal (as Robert B. Capron)
Peyton List ... Young Becky (as Peyton Roi List)
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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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David asks if Drake is from Depeche Mode. Drake's look is reminiscent of early looks of Depeche Mode member Martin Gore. See more »

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When leaving the shop the camera and crane can be seen in the reflection in the shop window. See more »

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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

During the opening credits the sound effects of the Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films logos are replaced with sound effects from the film (sounds of spell casting and Tesla discharge). See more »


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Phoenix Burn
Written by Casey McPherson, Dwight Baker
Performed by Alpha Rev
Courtesy of Hollywood Records
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Potentially good film spoiled by inept comedy and lead actor
4 January 2013 | by svwSee all my reviews

This fantasy film has a lot going for it: an engaging story, lavish Disney production, the exciting location of New York City, and a talented cast including Nic Cage, Alfred Molina, Jake Cherry and many strong support actors. Unfortunately all this was wasted by casting the dismally tedious Jay Baruchel in the lead role, and demanding that he act in a knockabout comedy style which is jarring and out of place. Cage and Baruchel share many scenes, but they appear to be acting in two different films. Without the incredibly annoying Baruchel and the poor script he was given, this could have been a great (non-comedy) film.


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USA

Language:

English | Cantonese | Ukrainian | Hindi

Release Date:

14 July 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,619,622, 18 July 2010

Gross USA:

$63,150,991

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$215,283,742
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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