The Prestige

Continuity mistake: When the hotel clerk show Angier Tesla's machine in its box, he has his hands behind his back, and then moves them in front of his body. Yet when the camera cuts to behind the clerk, his hands are still held behind him.

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Ackerman: We'll have to dress it up a little. Disguise it. Give them enough reason to doubt it.

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Trivia: During Borden's performance which ends with Angier shooting him, on at least two occasions the bill for the show can be seen off to one side. About halfway down is the name "Harry Dresden", the name of the wizard protagonist from the Dresden Files book series by Jim Butcher.

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Question: In the very last shot before the credits, the camera has pulled back to reveal a row of tanks containing dead Jackmans. Does this imply that not only did the Tesla machine replicate Angier, but also the tank? One assumes then that Angier has had the forethought to place a floor between where he materializes and the newly replicated tanks appear.

Answer: As we see when Borden goes down under the stage to try to learn how the trick is performed, the tank is already in place before the machine is activated. Angier is using a large number of identical tanks, which is probably one of the deciding factors in only performing the trick a limited number of times.

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