The Prestige

2006 British-American mystery thriller film directed by Christopher Nolan
(Redirected from The Prestige (movie))

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.

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

Cast and charactersEdit

  • 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 datesEdit

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

Other websitesEdit


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