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
Edited byLee Smith
Production
company
Distributed byBuena Vista Pictures (NA)
Warner Bros. (worldwide)
Release date
October 20, 2006 (USA)
November 10, 2006 (UK)
Running time
130 min.
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
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.

Release dates[change | change source]

Country Premiere
 Singapore 19 October 2006
 Canada 20 October 2006
 India 20 October 2006
 Taiwan 20 October 2006
 United States 20 October 2006
 Hong Kong 26 October 2006
 Malaysia 26 October 2006
 Brazil 2 November 2006
 South Korea 2 November 2006
 Serbia 2 November 2006
 Thailand 2 November 2006
 Mexico 3 November 2006
 Panama 3 November 2006
 Venezuela 3 November 2006
 India 8 November 2006
 United Kingdom 10 November 2006
 Ireland 10 November 2006
 France 15 November 2006
 Australia 16 November 2006
 Uruguay 17 November 2006
 Argentina 30 November 2006
 Italy 22 December 2006
 Turkey 22 December 2006
 Sweden 25 December 2006
 Greece 26 December 2006
 Portugal 28 December 2006
 Egypt 3 January 2007
 Czech Republic 4 January 2007
 Hungary 4 January 2007
 Austria 5 January 2007
 Denmark 5 January 2007
 Estonia 5 January 2007
 Finland 5 January 2007
 Lithuania 5 January 2007
 Poland 5 January 2007
 Belgium 10 January 2007
 Germany 11 January 2007
 Israel 11 January 2007
 Bulgaria 12 January 2007
 Spain 12 January 2007
 Iceland 12 January 2007
 Latvia 12 January 2007
 Norway 12 January 2007
 Romania 12 January 2007
 Kazakhstan 18 January 2007
 Russia 18 January 2007
 Slovakia 25 January 2007
 Netherlands 8 February 2007
 Kuwait 14 February 2007
 Lebanon 15 February 2007
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 5 April 2007
 Japan 9 June 2007

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