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Director:Lee Tamahori
Writer:Gary Goldman
Jonathan Hensleigh
Paul Bernbaum
Composer:Mark Isham
Length:96 minutes
(1 hour 36 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG-13
Sorting Category:Action
IMDB Rating:6.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:28%
Amazon Rating:3.5/5 stars
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  • Fantasy
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Synopsis: A Las Vegas magician who can see into the future is pursued by FBI agents seeking to use his abilities to prevent a nuclear terrorist attack.


Reaction: Intriguing. Could be deeper, and some don't care for the ending, but this one actually works for me.


Personal Rating: 8/10

Select Cast and Crew
Lee Tamahori => Director
Gary Goldman => Writer
Jonathan Hensleigh => Writer
Paul Bernbaum => Writer
Mark Isham => Composer
Philip K. Dick => Novel "The Golden Man"
Alice Kim Cage => Girl with Necklace
Charles Rahi Chun => Davis (as Charles Chun)
Enzo Cilenti => Mr. Jones
Jason Butler Harner => Jeff Baines
Jeff Michael => Himself
Jessica Biel => Liz Cooper
Jim Beaver => Wisdom
JosÚ Z˙˝iga => Security Chief Roybal (as Jose Zuniga)
Julianne Moore => Callie Ferris
Laetitia Danielle => Miss Brown
Lisa Joyner => Herself
Madeline McCuskey => Claire (uncredited)
Michael Trucco => Kendall
Nicolas Cage => Cris Johnson
Nicolas Pajon => Mr. Green
Peter Falk => Irv
Sergej Trifunovic => Mr. White
Thomas Kretschmann => Mr. Smith
Thomas Siyuja Sr. => Shaman
Tory Kittles => Cavanaugh

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • The terrorists communicate in French and speak English with a French accent. But when the sniper misses his shot, he curses in Serbian.
  • The Cliffhanger motel is actually a restaurant located on Highway 18 near Crestline, CA, in the San Bernardino Mountains.
  • The "girl with necklace" at his magic show is played by Alice Kim Cage, Nicolas Cage's wife.
  • The film's translation in Russia is "The Prophet"
  • In the scene where Nicolas Cage is zapping through TV channels, he stops at one showing the movie Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, leaving it on for the FBI to listen to. The plot of "Dr. Strangelove" is about a rogue general attempting to start a nuclear holocaust with a wayward nuke. An obvious reference to the nuke in Next.