Sci-fi action thriller in which a Vegas magician is sought by the government to help prevent a looming disaster. Cris 'Frank Cadillac' Johnson (Nicolas Cage) is a Las Vegas stage magician with the unique ability to foresee the future. He keeps his talent hidden, instead performing the usual rabbit-in-a-hat material on stage. As a child he was subjected to endless tests and examinations to discover the origins of his baffling talent, which resulted in a deep aversion to authority. However, when a terrorist group threatens to let off a huge nuclear device in Los Angeles, FBI agent Callie Ferris (Julianne Moore) ferrets the unlikely seer out, determined that Cris's anti-authority streak will not come before the lives of the people of California. She embarks upon a campaign to ensnare him using all her womanly wiles. Unfortunately, two French terrorists also show up at the casino Cris works at, wanting to know more about his powers of vision.