The Prestige


2h 15m 2006

Brief Synopsis

It all begins in rapidly changing, turn-of-the-century London. At a time when magicians are idols and celebrities of the highest order, two young magicians set out to carve their own paths to fame. The flashy, sophisticated Robert Angier is a consummate entertainer, while the rough-edged purist Alfr

Film Details

Also Known As
Prestige
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Adaptation
Drama
Period
Thriller
Release Date
2006
Distribution Company
Walt Disney Studios Distribution
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 15m

Synopsis

It all begins in rapidly changing, turn-of-the-century London. At a time when magicians are idols and celebrities of the highest order, two young magicians set out to carve their own paths to fame. The flashy, sophisticated Robert Angier is a consummate entertainer, while the rough-edged purist Alfred Borden is a creative genius who lacks the panache to showcase his magical ideas. They start out as admiring friends and partners. But when their biggest trick goes terribly awry, they become enemies for life--each intent on outdoing and upending the other. Trick by trick, show by show, their ferocious competition builds until it knows no bounds, even utilizing the fantastical new powers of electricity and the scientific brilliance of radical inventor Nikola Tesla-while the lives of everyone around them hang in the balance.

Crew

Janice Alexander

Hair

Antonio Almaraz

Costumer

Florent Andorra

Cg Supervisor

Karen Asano-myers

Hair Stylist

Joni Avery

Stunt Double

Mikey Avery

Stunts

Rick Avery

Stunt Coordinator

E Baga

Song

E Baga

Song Performer

Terry Baliel

Hair Stylist

Chris J. Ball

Executive Producer

Bob Barratt

Music Composer

John R Bayless

Makeup Artist

Jon Bayless

Makeup Artist

Jessica Bender

Sound

Joan Bergin

Costume Designer

Shandra Beri

Costumer

Paul Berolzheimer

Sound Effects

Hans Bjerno

Director Of Photography

David Blitstein

Special Effects Coordinator

Andrew Bock

Assistant Sound Editor

David Bowie

Music

Jesse Don Brackenbury

Wrangler

Allan Bragg

Stand-In

Scott Buckwald

Property Master

Florent Cadel

Cgi Artist

Giacun Caduff

Visual Effects

Rick Canelli

Adr

Cristen Carr Strubbe

Unit Production Manager

Jeffrey Caruso

Assistant Production Coordinator

Leo C Castellano

Prosthetic Makeup

Stephane Ceretti

Visual Effects Supervisor

Frederic Chopin

Music Composer

Erin Cipolletti

Assistant

Jennifer Clark

Accounting Assistant

Clayton Cogswell

Production Assistant

Jesse Cole

Assistant Location Manager

Jareth Costello

Accountant

Kim Crabb

Assistant Location Manager

Jennifer Cram

Casting Assistant

Nathan Crowley

Production Designer

Tom Cummins

Set Costumer

Alan B. Curtiss

Assistant Director

Mike Cussack

Visual Effects

Carrie Dacre

Assistant

Jeanie Daniels

Post-Production Accountant

W. Davies

Song

Scott Davis

Animal Trainer

Sandy De Crescent

Original Music

Valerie Dean

Executive Producer

Robin Deledicque

Cgi Artist

Jose Deleon

Camera

Jim Dirker

Pilot

Francois Duhamel

Photography

Olivier Dumont

Visual Effects Supervisor

Colin Dunning

Production Assistant

Gregg Edler

Production Supervisor

Stephen Edwards

Music Arranger

Stephen Edwards

Song Performer

Laurens Ehrmann

Cgi Artist

Rod Farley

Best Boy Grip

Russ Fega

Location Manager

Craig Fikse

Steadicam Operator

Jared Fleury

Property Master

Christopher Flick

Foley

Linda Folk

Adr Supervisor

Beau Foster

Production Assistant

Vanessa Fourgeaud

Visual Effects Producer

Meghan Fraser

Wrangler

Colin Frechter

Music Composer

Karen M. Fuchs

Accountant

Maggie Fung

Makeup Artist

Ray Garcia

Key Grip

Antonio Garrido

Dolly Grip

Tony Gaudioz

Camera Operator

Steven R. Gehrke

Script Supervisor

Cory Geryak

Chief Lighting Technician

Alex Gibson

Music Editor

Megan Godfrey

Stunt Double

Jordan Goldberg

Associate Producer

Eric Gotthelf

Adr Mixer

Roxana Griffin

Hair Stylist

Monica Haines

Costumer

Bob Hall

Assistant Camera

Tom Hardisty

Score Recording

Barbara Harris

Adr Voice Casting

Kimberly Harris

Adr Editor

Charles Harrison

Post-Production Assistant

Steve Hart

Stunt Double

Susan Hegarty

Dialect Coach

Phil Helman

Transportation Captain

Gregory D Hemstreet

Production Accountant

Jose Hernandez

Costumer

Michael Herron

Video Assist/Playback

Lora Hirschberg

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

David Hoskins

Music

David Hugghins

Stunts

Michael Hugghins

Stunts

Henry Humphreys

Medic

Andrew Jablonski

Accounting Assistant

Ricky Jay

Technical Advisor

Marci R Johnson

Costumer

Pops Johnson

Transportation Co-Captain

David Julyan

Original Music

Kevin Kavanaugh

Art Director

Teresa Kelly

Post-Production Supervisor

Capella Kincheloe

Assistant

Rich King

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Richard King

Supervising Sound Editor

Richard King

Sound Designer

Nancy Kirhoffer

Post-Production Supervisor

Joanne Kissack

Costumer

Jonathan Klein

Foley Editor

Peter Krouse

Camera

April Krueger

Costumer

Jeanne Kukor

Property Master

Paul Lacovara

Stunt Double

Mary Jo Lang

Foley Mixer

Nick Leclaire

Production Assistant

John Lee

Assistant Editor

William D Lee

Special Effects Foreman

Parker D Lemire

Production Assistant

Jimmy W Lindsey

Stand-In

Mark Lucero

Set Designer

Mike Maccuish

Accounting Assistant

Brian Machleit

Stunt Double

Rick Marcus

Stunt Double

Jerry L. Marshall

Best Boy Grip

Naaman Marshall

Assistant Art Director

Robert Q Mathews

Costume Supervisor

Rob Mccabe

Stand-In

Dennis Mccarthy

Costumer

Daniel C. Mcfadden

Loader

Charles H Mcintyre

Rigging Gaffer

Alan Meyerson

Score Recording

Alan Meyerson

Music Scoring Mixer

Scott Michels

Production Assistant

Michael W. Mitchell

Sound Effects

Alyson Moore

Foley Artist

Benjamin T Morehead

Assistant

Scott Morgan

Sound Recordist

Guy Morrison

Assistant Location Manager

Eddy Moussa

Cgi Artist

Kenny Myers

Makeup Artist

Blake Neely

Original Music

Keith Nichols

Music Composer

M Michele Nishikawa

Assistant

Dana Niu

Original Music

Christopher Nolan

Screenplay

Christopher Nolan

Producer

Jonathan Nolan

Screenplay

Ed Novick

Sound Mixer

Thomas J. O'connell

Adr Mixer

Julie Ochipinti

Set Decorator

Craig Okeson

Production Assistant

Joseph Ondrejko

Construction Coordinator

David Orr

Color Timer

Laurent Panissier

Cgi Artist

John Papsidera

Casting Director

Anthony Penido

Medic

Kurt Peterson

Boom Operator

Wally Pfister

Director Of Photography

Blake Pike

Rigging Grip

Cathy Pittman

Wrangler

Jess Platt

Dialect Coach

Donna Marcione Pollack

Costumer

Christopher Priest

Source Material

Clement Rambach

Software Engineer

Toni Reed

Set Costumer

Laura Rindner

Assistant Editor

Gary A. Rizzo

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Peter Robb-king

Makeup

Chef Robert

Caterer

Lawra Robertson

Assistant

John Roesch

Foley Artist

Lee Roeser

Wrangler

Scott Wesley Ross

Assistant Editor

Peter Rotter

Original Music

Aaron Ryder

Producer

Michel Samreth

Cgi Artist

Josh Scheer

Production Assistant

Peter Scheer

Production Assistant

Charles J.d. Schlissel

Executive Producer

Michelle Schrauwers

Production Assistant

Phil Shanahan

Assistant Camera

Scott Shapiro

Visual Effects Producer

Cheryl Shawver

Animal Trainer

Christopher Sidor

Sound Recordist

David L Simmons

Special Effects Foreman

Janek Sirrs

Visual Effects

Cricket Sloat

Rigging Electrician

Kenn Smiley

Key Costumer

Cody M Smith

Wrangler

Jimmy Smith

Craft Service

Lee Smith

Editor

Mary Beth Smith

Negative Cutter

Phil Smith

Animal Trainer

Jody Spilkoman

Assistant Director

Beatrice Springborn

Assistant

Cy Roscoe Strickland

Assistant Director

Film Details

Also Known As
Prestige
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Adaptation
Drama
Period
Thriller
Release Date
2006
Distribution Company
Walt Disney Studios Distribution
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 15m

Award Nominations

Set Decoration

2006

Best Cinematography

2006

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall October 20, 2006

Limited Release in United States October 20, 2006

Released in United States on Video February 20, 2007

Released in United States October 2006

Shown at Rome Film Festival (Premiere) October 13-21, 2006.

Based on the novel "The Prestige" written by Christopher Priest; published by St Martins October, 1996.

Literary Sale Date 04/17/2003

Released in United States Fall October 20, 2006

Limited Release in United States October 20, 2006

Released in United States on Video February 20, 2007

Released in United States October 2006 (Shown at Rome Film Festival (Premiere) October 13-21, 2006.)

Project was included on the 2005 Black List.