PG-13 | | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
After a tragic accident two stage magicians engage in a battle to create the ultimate illusion whilst sacrificing everything they have to outwit the other.
Sam Mendes wanted to do the film as his followup to American Beauty (1999), which had just been nominated for seven Academy Awards. Another offer came from Newmarket Films (U.S.) on behalf of Christopher Nolan, of whom Christopher Priest had never heard. Priest was prepared to close the deal with ... ...
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After Andy Serkis joins Hugh Jackman in the bar discussing the diary, you can see outside the window that it's raining. However shorty after that (the dialog suggests they leave at once) they walk about the outskirts of the town with snow lying on the ground.
$14,801,808 (USA) (22 October 2006)
$53,089,891 (USA) (8 February 2007)
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