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The Great Buck Howard

The Great Buck Howard
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Once upon a time, Buck Howard spent his days in the limelight. His mind-boggling feats as a mentalist extraordinaire--not to be confused with those of a mere magician--earned him a marquee act in Vegas and 61 appearances on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show. In his own humble opinion, his talents go far beyond simple sleight of hand - he can...

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Starring

John Malkovich, Colin Hanks, Emily Blunt, Steve Zahn, Tom Hanks

Production Details

  • MPAA Rating:
    (PG), for some language including suggestive remarks, and a drug reference
  • Run Time:
    1 hr. 27 min.
  • Format(s):
    2D

Synopsis

Once upon a time, Buck Howard spent his days in the limelight. His mind-boggling feats as a mentalist extraordinaire--not to be confused with those of a mere magician--earned him a marquee act in Vegas and 61 appearances on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show. In his own humble opinion, his talents go far beyond simple sleight of hand - he can read minds and hypnotize not just a single soul but an entire room of people! But nowadays, it's clear to everyone but Buck that his act has lost its luster; he performs in faded community centers and hasn't sold out a theater in years. Yet, with a hearty handshake and a trademark "I love this town!" Buck Howard perseveres, confident in his own celebrity, convinced his comeback is imminent. He just needs a new road manager and personal assistant. As it turns out, recent law school drop-out and unemployed, would-be writer Troy Gable needs a job and a purpose. Working for the pompous, has-been mentalist fills the former requirement, but how it satisfies the latter is questionable, especially to his father, who still assumes Troy is in law school. Nonetheless, with the aid of a fiery publicist and a bold stroke of fate, Buck surprisingly lands back into the American consciousness, taking Troy along for the ride of his life.

Production Details

  • Run Time
    1 hr. 27 min.
  • In Theaters
    Friday, March 20, 2009-Limited
  • MPAA Rating
    (PG), for some language including suggestive remarks, and a drug reference
  • Genre
    Drama
  • Producer(s)
    Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman
  • Director(s)
    Sean McGinly
  • Writer(s)
    Sean McGinly
  • Studio
    Magnolia
  • Format(s)
    2D

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