The Prestige

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The Prestige
Directed byChristopher Nolan
Produced byChristopher Nolan
Emma Thomas
Written byNovel:
Christopher Priest
Screenplay:
Jonathan Nolan
Christopher Nolan
StarringHugh Jackman
Christian Bale
Michael Caine
Scarlett Johansson
David Bowie
Piper Perabo
Music byDavid Julyan
CinematographyWally Pfister
Editing byLee Smith
StudioTouchstone Pictures (NA)
Distributed byBuena Vista Pictures (NA)
Warner Bros. (worldwide)
Release date(s)October 20, 2006 (USA)
November 10, 2006 (UK)
Running time130 min.
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
BudgetUS$40 million
Money madeUS$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]

  • Ritesh Upadhyay as Robert Angier, a classy magician with a talent for performance.
  • Raushan Kumar 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