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After a tragic accident, two stage magicians in 1890s London engage in a battle to create the ultimate illusion while sacrificing everything they have to outwit each other.

Director: Christopher Nolan
Writer: Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan, Christopher Priest
Production: N/A
Year: 2006
MetaScore: 66/100
ImdbRating: 8.5
BoxOffice: $53,089,891
Released: 20 Oct 2006
Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. 6 wins & 45 nominations total

82 Clips & Quotes

I've hired a comedian - The Prestige 00:17
I've hired a comedian
It's too simple - The Prestige 01:23
It's too simple
It won't bring your wife back - The Prestige 00:23
It won't bring your wife back
It was the greatest magic trick I've ever seen - The Prestige 00:16
It was the greatest magic trick I've ever seen
I'm afraid - The Prestige 00:44
I'm afraid
If you knew the world half as well as I do - The Prestige 00:19
If you knew the world half as well as I do
I thought you said I'd have to get my hands dirty - The Prestige 00:29
I thought you said I'd have to get my hands dirty
I thought they might work for the government - The Prestige 00:22
I thought they might work for the government
I never thought I'd find an answer at the bottom of a pint glass - The Prestige 00:25
I never thought I'd find an answer at the bottom of a pint...
I love you - The Prestige 00:09
I love you
I know what you really are - The Prestige 00:52
I know what you really are
I don't know - The Prestige 00:44
I don't know
I haven't had a chance yet to compliment you on your beautiful theatre - The Prestige 00:30
I haven't had a chance yet to compliment you on your...
I  have  fallen in love with him - The Prestige 00:22
I have fallen in love with him
You're not afraid to get your hands dirty anymore - The Prestige 00:17
You're not afraid to get your hands dirty anymore
You're a magician - The Prestige 00:13
You're a magician
Your honor - The Prestige 01:00
Your honor
You married her - The Prestige 00:59
You married her
I can't live like this - The Prestige 00:28
I can't live like this
I came here to beg Lord Caldlow to destroy that machine - The Prestige 00:26
I came here to beg Lord Caldlow to destroy that machine
I apologize for leaving without saying goodbye - The Prestige 01:45
I apologize for leaving without saying goodbye
How fast can you dig - The Prestige 00:11
How fast can you dig
How did you get so famous then - The Prestige 00:13
How did you get so famous then
He's predictable - The Prestige 02:28
He's predictable
He's perfect - The Prestige 00:36
He's perfect
He's a wonderful magician - The Prestige 00:22
He's a wonderful magician
He's a sharp lad - The Prestige 00:13
He's a sharp lad
He wants me to come work for you and steal your secrets - The Prestige 01:02
He wants me to come work for you and steal your secrets
He lives his act - The Prestige 00:10
He lives his act
He had a new trick today - The Prestige 00:25
He had a new trick today
For nothing - The Prestige 01:37
For nothing
Exact science - The Prestige 00:15
Exact science
Every magic trick consists of three parts - The Prestige 01:46
Every magic trick consists of three parts
Drop the knot again - The Prestige 01:36
Drop the knot again
Don't forget your hat - The Prestige 00:11
Don't forget your hat
Does he enjoy taking his bows under the stage - The Prestige 00:16
Does he enjoy taking his bows under the stage
Do you have anything to say - The Prestige 00:15
Do you have anything to say
Did you think you were unique - The Prestige 00:31
Did you think you were unique
But where's his brother - The Prestige 00:12
But where's his brother
But not easy - The Prestige 00:12
But not easy
Both of us - The Prestige 00:59
Both of us
At the turn - The Prestige 00:26
At the turn
Are you watching closely - The Prestige 00:12
Are you watching closely
500 gallons - The Prestige 00:37
500 gallons
You were Fallon - The Prestige 04:28
You were Fallon
You don't have a show - The Prestige 00:20
You don't have a show
You always were the better magician - The Prestige 00:29
You always were the better magician
Why would he trust me - The Prestige 00:20
Why would he trust me
Where's the bloody key - The Prestige 00:12
Where's the bloody key
Where is he from - The Prestige 00:15
Where is he from
Where do you think you're going - The Prestige 00:19
Where do you think you're going
Where are the wires - The Prestige 00:11
Where are the wires
What might that be - The Prestige 00:28
What might that be
What I didn't count on was that - The Prestige 00:31
What I didn't count on was that
What do you want from me - The Prestige 00:34
What do you want from me
What do you mean - The Prestige 02:30
What do you mean
We'll have to dress it up a little - The Prestige 00:24
We'll have to dress it up a little
We pulled him out - The Prestige 00:34
We pulled him out
We both had half of a full life - The Prestige 00:23
We both had half of a full life
They are all your hat - The Prestige 00:15
They are all your hat
The secret impresses no one - The Prestige 00:20
The secret impresses no one
No more secrets - The Prestige 00:17
No more secrets
The man stole my life - The Prestige 00:15
The man stole my life
The man who disappears - The Prestige 00:19
The man who disappears
The Great Danton - The Prestige 00:25
The Great Danton
The Great Danton is a blind fool - The Prestige 00:14
The Great Danton is a blind fool
The first part is called  The Pledge - The Prestige 02:37
The first part is called The Pledge
That's the price of a good trick - The Prestige 00:22
That's the price of a good trick
That I have fought with myself over that night - The Prestige 00:56
That I have fought with myself over that night
Take a minute to consider your achievement - The Prestige 00:35
Take a minute to consider your achievement
Society tolerates only one change at a time - The Prestige 00:16
Society tolerates only one change at a time
Ready to meet yourself - The Prestige 00:12
Ready to meet yourself
Price is not an object - The Prestige 01:28
Price is not an object
Obsession is a young man's game - The Prestige 00:14
Obsession is a young man's game
Now you're looking for the secret - The Prestige 00:39
Now you're looking for the secret
Nothing is impossible - The Prestige 00:18
Nothing is impossible
Never show anyone - The Prestige 00:33
Never show anyone
My wife for a few of his fingers - The Prestige 00:21
My wife for a few of his fingers
My passion is equal to the task - The Prestige 00:13
My passion is equal to the task
Many of you may be familiar with this technique - The Prestige 00:35
Many of you may be familiar with this technique
Man's grasp exceeds his nerve - The Prestige 00:28
Man's grasp exceeds his nerve
Ladies and gentleman - The Prestige 01:15
Ladies and gentleman

Cast

Robert Angier - Hugh Jackman
Alfred Borden - Christian Bale
Cutter - Michael Caine
Julia McCullough - Piper Perabo
Sarah - Rebecca Hall
Olivia Wenscombe - Scarlett Johansson
Tesla - David Bowie
Alley - Andy Serkis
Judge - Daniel Davis
Prosecutor - Jim Piddock
Captain - Mark Ryan
Owens - Roger Rees
Sullen Warder - Jamie Harris
Stagecoach Driver - Monty Stuart
Hotel Manager - Ron Perkins
Milton - Ricky Jay
Virgil - J. Paul Moore
Chung Ling Soo (as Chao-Li Chi) - Chao Li Chi
Policeman - Gregory Humphreys
Voice - John B. Crye
Elegant Lady (as Julie Sanford) - Julia Sanford
Ticket Hawker - Ezra Buzzington
Moderator - James Lancaster
Jess (Toddler) - Olivia Merg
Jess (Toddler) - Zoe Merg
Scalper - Johnny Liska
Man in Hotel - Russ Fega
Man in Hotel - Kevin Will
Ackerman - Edward Hibbert
Burly Stagehand - Christopher Judges
Blind Stagehand 1 - James Otis
Blind Stagehand 2 - Sam Menning
Blind Stagehand 3 - Brian Tahash
Carriage Driver - Scott Davis
Glamorous Assistant - Jodi Bianca Wise
Housekeeper - Nikki Glick
Workman 1 - Enn Reitel
Warder - Clive Kennedy
Leonard (as Robert Arbogast) - Robert W. Arbogast
Upscale London Boy - Rock Anthony
Theatre Patron - Cathy Beasley
Bar Maid - Basilina Butler
Guy at Bar - Marty Carroll
Theater Patron - Bud Joseph Hebert
Piano Player 1 - Tim Pilleri
Dancer - Wendy Rosoff
Stagehand - Gary Sievers
Handkerchief Lady - Inna Swann
Soprano Singer - Dawn Upshaw
Woman on Carriage Bus - Deanna Walsh
Man in theatre - Jesse Wilde