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Illusion (2004)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | October 2004 (USA)
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A once-powerful, but now ailing movie director nears the end of his life. As he awaits death, he slips into a "dream" and is shown three "snippets" of the movie of his son's life. At first ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kirk Douglas ... Donald Baines
Michael A. Goorjian ... Christopher
Karen Tucker ... Isabelle
Bryan Cranston ... David
Richmond Arquette ... Mortimer
Ron Marasco ... Stan
Ted Raimi ... Ian
Kristen Clement ... Sara
Kevin Weisman ... Kay
Ronald Víctor García Ronald Víctor García ... Andrew
Michael Kemmerling Michael Kemmerling ... Seymour
Jules Bruff ... Renee
Nancy Jeffries Nancy Jeffries ... Anastasia
Steve Chabon Steve Chabon ... Bishop
Gibson Frazier ... Interviewer
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Storyline

A once-powerful, but now ailing movie director nears the end of his life. As he awaits death, he slips into a "dream" and is shown three "snippets" of the movie of his son's life. At first suspicious, then curious, and ultimately captivated, he watches his son's growth from mid-teens to mid-thirties as the son pursues his life-long love, Isabelle. The two constants through these snippets are his pursuit of Isabelle and the imagined voice of his father, telling him that he is worthless and unwanted. It is not until the story reaches its conclusion, that the old man discovers the surprising truth about his son and himself. Written by wingsong919

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The only person who could change the story of his life...was the father he never knew.

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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violence
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Details

Official Sites:

Illusion Productions

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Ilusion See more »

Filming Locations:

Oakland, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,261, 20 February 2006

Gross USA:

$9,261

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,261
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Goorjian started out with practically no script. First, he shot the "teenage" film, then went to the goth film, and finally the ending. He then approached Kirk Douglas to offer him a role in the movie. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Narrator: The story doesn't end when you get here, like you think it might. All the mortal pieces have scattered, but the impressions remain. Every last one of them.
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It Made Me Laugh, It Made Me Cry...

What a wonderful movie. I loved it so much that I never want to see it again, but I know that eventually I will pick this movie back up and watch it again. I know what you're thinking, She's crazy what's she talking about? What I am talking about is simply this, the movie made me laugh, it made me cry and it made me think all about the things that I did in life up until now. It made me think about those I left behind and or whom left me behind. It made me feel things that I did not want to feel, that I thought I had l gotten over. I do not think that I could handle watching this movie again, but I know eventually I will give it another watch or two, or three because it was that great. I loved it.


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