The Prestige

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The Prestige
Directed by Christopher Nolan
Produced by Christopher Nolan
Emma Thomas
Written by Novel:
Christopher Priest
Screenplay:
Jonathan Nolan
Christopher Nolan
Starring Hugh Jackman
Christian Bale
Michael Caine
Scarlett Johansson
David Bowie
Piper Perabo
Music by David Julyan
Cinematography Wally Pfister
Editing by Lee Smith
Distributed by Touchstone Pictures (NA)
Warner Bros. (worldwide)
Release date(s) October 20, 2006 (USA)
November 10, 2006 (UK)
Running time 130 min.
Country United States
Language English
Budget US$40 million
Money made US$109 million

The Prestige is a 2006 period movie directed by Christopher Nolan. The story follows Robert Angier and Alfred Borden, enemy stage magicians in fin de siècle London. Obsessed with creating the best stage Magic, they take part in a competition with tragic results.

Cast and characters[change | change source]

  • Hugh Jackman as Robert Angier, a classy magician with a talent for performance.
  • Christian Bale as Alfred Borden, a working-class magician who knows magic.
  • Michael Caine as John Cutter, the stage engineer who works for Angier.
  • Rebecca Hall as Sarah Borden, Borden's wife.
  • Scarlett Johansson as Olivia Wenscombe, Angier's assistant and Borden's lover.
  • David Bowie as Nikola Tesla, the inventor (Tesla was a real person) who creates a device for Angier.
  • Piper Perabo as Julia McCullough, Angier's wife.
  • Andy Serkis as Mr. Alley, Tesla's assistant.
  • Ricky Jay as "Milton the Magician", an older magician Borden and Angier work for at the beginning of the story.

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Preceded by
The Grudge 2
Box office number-one films of 2006 (USA)
October 22, 2006
Succeeded by
Saw III