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The Prestige

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A mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy -- full of obsession, deceit and jealousy with dangerous and deadly consequences.

Details

-- Box Office --
Released: Oct 17th, 2006
Budget: $40,000,000.00
Revenue: $109,676,311.00
-- General Information --
Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 130 Minutes
Genres: Drama / Fantasy / Mystery / Thriller
-- Ratings --
IMDB: N/A
Rotten Tomatoes: N/A
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The Prestige Main Cast

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Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman
plays Robert Angier
Christian Bale
Christian Bale
plays Alfred Borden
Michael Caine
Michael Caine
plays Cutter
Piper Perabo
Piper Perabo
plays Julia McCullough
Rebecca Hall
Rebecca Hall
plays Sarah
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • In the Bullet Catch scene, you can clearly see the name Harry Dresden on the list of performers under "The Professor." Harry Dresden is a fictional wizard in "The Dresden Files", a series of books by novelist 'Jim Butcher (I)', and later the basis of The Dresden Files.
  • Ricky Jay, who played a magician in the film, coached Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale in their sleight-of-hand techniques.
  • Movie Goof (continuity error): As Angier is walking towards the box in Tesla's empty room, you notice the hotel manager deliberately bring his hands from behind his back to his front. In the next shot, taken from behind, his hands are behind him again.
  • Angier's double mumbles a few lines from a speech while rehearsing on stage before his first performance. What he's saying is actually the words of Harry Percy (Hotspur) from William Shakespeare's Henry IV, when called to appear before the king and explain his failure to turn over prisoners after a recent battle in Scotland. Apparently Hugh Jackman has used this speech in previous auditions. Presumably it was believed that having the double deliver a few lines from Shakespeare would lend him an actorly air, as his character is in fact a dissolute stage actor.
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