In the end of the nineteenth century, in London, Robert Angier, his beloved wife Julia McCullough, and Alfred Borden are friends and assistants of a magician. When Julia accidentally dies during a performance, Robert blames Alfred for her death, and they become enemies. Both become famous and rival magicians, sabotaging the performance of the other on the stage. When Alfred performs a successful trick, Robert becomes obsessed trying to disclose the secret of his competitor with tragic consequences.
Director: Christopher Nolan
Writer: Jonathan Nolan (screenplay), Christopher Nolan (screenplay), Christopher Priest (novel)
Production: Buena Vista Pictures
Released: 20 Oct 2006
Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 6 wins & 38 nominations.
Movie Video Clips
The first part is called The Pledge
Do you have anything to say
Now you're looking for the secret
Both of us
The secret impresses no one
Man's grasp exceeds his nerve
Are you watching closely
But where's his brother
Price is not an object
What do you mean
The man who disappears
Never show anyone
I love you
Take a minute to consider your...
Nothing is impossible
I can't live like this
You married her
We both had half of a full life
I apologize for leaving without saying...
Society tolerates only one change at a...
But not easy
Every magic trick consists of three...
At the turn
That's the price of a good trick
He's a wonderful magician
Does he enjoy taking his bows under the...
He wants me to come work for you and...
They are all your hat
How fast can you dig
Obsession is a young man's game
You were Fallon
You always were the better magician
We pulled him out
If you knew the world half as well as I...
No more secrets
Did you think you were unique
The man stole my life
My passion is equal to the task
I know what you really are
Where are the wires
You're not afraid to get your hands...
I never thought I'd find an answer at...
What I didn't count on was that
My wife for a few of his fingers
I thought you said I'd have to get my...
It was the greatest magic trick I've...
You're a magician
He lives his act
Where do you think you're going
That I have fought with myself over that...
It won't bring your wife back
I haven't had a chance yet to compliment...
I thought they might work for the...
Don't forget your hat
The Great Danton
I came here to beg Lord Caldlow to...
How did you get so famous then
He's a sharp lad
I don't know
We'll have to dress it up a little
Drop the knot again
Where is he from
You don't have a show
I've hired a comedian
Ready to meet yourself
What might that be
Ladies and gentleman
The Great Danton is a blind fool
Where's the bloody key
It's too simple
Many of you may be familiar with this...
What do you want from me
He had a new trick today
I have fallen in love with him
Why would he trust me
Robert Angier - Hugh Jackman
Alfred Borden - Christian Bale
Cutter - Michael Caine
Julia McCullough - Piper Perabo
Sarah - Rebecca Hall
Olivia Wenscombe - Scarlett Johansson
Jess - Samantha Mahurin
Tesla - David Bowie
Alley - Andy Serkis
Judge - Daniel Davis
Prosecutor - Jim Piddock
Defender - Christopher Neame
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
Boy - Anthony De Marco
Chung Ling Soo (as Chao-Li Chi) - Chao Li Chi
Policeman - Gregory Humphreys
Voice - John B. Crye
Merrit - William Morgan Sheppard
Man - Sean Howse
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
Will - Chris Cleveland
Upscale London Boy - Rock Anthony
Theatre Patron - Cathy Beasley
Bar Maid - Basilina Butler
Guy at Bar - Marty Carroll
Dancer - Erin Cipolletti
Theater Patron - Bud Joseph Hebert
Rudy - Ernest Heinz
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