Illusion

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Overview

Director Michael A. Goorjian's Illusion tells the tale of a dying film director who, after leading a lavish life of fame and fortune, finds out too little too late what it truly means to live and be loved. Mr. Baines (Kirk Douglas) is a Hollywood icon who has agreed to grant one final interview before drifting into that good night. As Mr. Baines drifts wearily in and out of consciousness throughout the course of the interview, his long deceased editor returns to join him in going back over the footage of his ...
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Overview

Director Michael A. Goorjian's Illusion tells the tale of a dying film director who, after leading a lavish life of fame and fortune, finds out too little too late what it truly means to live and be loved. Mr. Baines (Kirk Douglas) is a Hollywood icon who has agreed to grant one final interview before drifting into that good night. As Mr. Baines drifts wearily in and out of consciousness throughout the course of the interview, his long deceased editor returns to join him in going back over the footage of his life. While Mr. Baines never married, he did father an illegitimate son named Christopher (Goorjian) whom he abandoned as a child and never returned to. Now, on the screen before him, Mr. Baines watches mournfully as the tragic life of his long lost son plays out to its devastating conclusion. Upon viewing the heartbreaking footage Mr. Baines begins to realize that it was his own cowardice that ultimately fed his son's crippling sense of worthlessness and cemented the boy's grim fate. Despite Christopher's lifelong love of his childhood sweetheart Isabelle, an endless series of fateful mishaps constantly seemed to prevent the boy from finding true happiness with the ethereal beauty. As the film of Christopher's life careens towards tragedy time and again, the dying director implores his faithful editor to allow him the final cut that will save the picture. After living a lifetime of missed opportunities, the man who thought he had it all will now attempt to summon the dying might for one last opportunity to let his son know what it truly means to love, and be loved in return.
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Special Features

Featurette with cast interviews and behind-the-scenes footage; Illusion trailer
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/29/2007
  • UPC: 029956471702
  • Original Release: 2004
  • Rating:

  • Source: Good Times Video
  • Region Code: 0
  • Time: 1:46:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kirk Douglas , Donald Baines
Michael A. Goorjian , Christopher Baines
Karen Tucker , Isabelle
Ron Marasco , Stan
Richmond Arquette , Mortimer Malalatete
Ted Raimi , Ian
Bryan Cranston , David Bennett
Kristen Clement , Sara
Eugeniy Voronin , Vladimir
Gibson Frazier Interviewer
Technical Credits
Michael A. Goorjian Director, Screenwriter
Yuda Acco Production Designer
Rick Bieber Executive Producer
James C.E. Burke Producer
Lisa Clark Production Designer
Brian Copenhagen Sound/Sound Designer
Tressa DiFiglia Screenwriter
Scott Disharoon Producer
Christopher Ferreira Score Composer
Daniel Fried Executive Producer
Mellisa Glass Costumes/Costume Designer
Chris A. Horvath Screenwriter
Robert Humphreys Cinematographer
Ron Marasco Screenwriter
Peter Mayer Art Director
Anahid Nazarian Producer
Trina Oliver Casting
Joe Schlick Art Director
Daniel Sherman Executive Producer
Laurent Wassmer Editor
Kevin Weisman Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Illusion
2. Sacrifices [6:42]
3. It Gets Better [8:34]
4. My Son [7:06]
5. One of Them [7:10]
6. Let Go [8:23]
7. Not an Easy Job [11:58]
9. Stuck With You [9:36]
10. Help Him [8:38]
11. Left Behind [8:49]
12. New Friends [6:00]
13. Don't Listen [8:00]
14. Balcony Scene [7:00]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Illusion
   Play
   Scene Index
   Special Features
      Featurette Including Cast Interviews and Behind-the-Scenes Footage
      Illusion Trailer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    best movie ever

    this is probably the best movie i have ever seen it is amazing and everyone should see it

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