The Prestige

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The Prestige
Directed byChristopher Nolan
Written byNovel:
Christopher Priest
Jonathan Nolan
Christopher Nolan
Produced byChristopher Nolan
Emma Thomas
StarringHugh Jackman
Christian Bale
Michael Caine
Scarlett Johansson
David Bowie
Piper Perabo
CinematographyWally Pfister
Edited byLee Smith
Music byDavid Julyan
Distributed byBuena Vista Pictures (NA)
Warner Bros. (worldwide)
Release dates
October 20, 2006 (USA)
November 10, 2006 (UK)
Running time
130 min.
CountryUnited States
BudgetUS$40 million
Box officeUS$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.
  • Roger Rees as Owens, a solicitor working for Lord Caldlow.
  • W. Morgan Sheppard as Merrit, the owner of a theater where Angier initially performs.

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