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.
Ricky Jay, a legendary sleight of hand artist, Guinness record holder, and magic historian makes a cameo as Milton, a stage magician. While Ricky Jay is an accomplished close-up performer he does not usually perform stage illusions.
Are you watching closely?
When Angier and Root, both played by Hugh Jackman, are in a circular tracking shot together, Angier wobbles up and down slightly, revealing him to be the inserted visual effect.
$14,801,808 (USA) (22 October 2006)
$53,089,891 (USA) (8 February 2007)
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