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The Great Buck Howard

category: Moviesdirector:Sean McGinlyruntime:90 minyear: 2008
genres: Comedy Drama
When a law school dropout answers an advertisement to be a personal assistant he unknowingly signs on to work for a belligerent has-been magician struggling to resurrect his career. This leads to a journey across the country staging the comeback of a lifetime.
A young man, much to the chagrin of his father, becomes the new assistant to an illusionist in decline.

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The Great Buck Howard (2008) Official Trailer #1 - John Malkovich Movie HD

The Great Buck Howard (2008) Official Trailer #1 - John Malkovich Movie HD
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The Great Buck Howard - Trailer

The Great Buck Howard - Trailer
Once upon a time, Buck Howard (John Malkovich) spent his days in the limelight. His mind-boggling feats as a mentalist extraordinaire - not to be confused with ...

The Great Buck Howard - Trailer

The Great Buck Howard - Trailer
To the untrained eye, THE GREAT BUCK HOWARD (John Malkovich) may seem like a magician but he's not. He's a mentalist. In his own humble opinion, his ...

El Gran Buck Howard, Trailer

El Gran Buck Howard, Trailer
Disponible en DVD, a la venta y renta en Enero del 2012 Es la historia de un ilusionista al borde de la suspensión de pagos y de su asistente, en la medida en ...

The Great Buck Howard reviews

This could be the story about so many "B" level celebrities, and is based on the life story of the "Amazing Kresken," The Great Buck Howard tells us that once you enter the field of entertainment, you might do anything to stay on top.Buck Howard (played wonderfully cheesy by John Malkovich) is a "mentalist" who was popular on Johnny Carson's "Tonight Show," appearing 61 times. He is a classic 70s Vegas magician, doing fascinating tricks and metal feats of amazement. In all, he is a relic of decades past, entertainment without special effects and he still seems to think he is on top of the entertainment world.Howard's career has has hit near the bottom, performing in such hotbeds as Bakersfield, CA and Akron, OH in front of partially filled small auditoriums. Still, he see's himself as a big time entertainer that is just not getting the break he needs to get back on top (much of which he blames on Jay Leno), in many ways he is a sad individual and does not get that the only people who enjoy him are almost as sad as him.The story is told through the eyes of his traveling secretary, played by Colin Hanks, who is, himself, struggling with issues. He is battling his desires to become famous with his fathers (played by his real dad Tom Hanks)wish he become a lawyer. since he has no real talent (other than writing)he is breaking into entertainment the only way he sees possible.This is a charming film, not something for those looking for action, a major love story (a minor one occurs between Colin and the beautiful Emily Blunt (best known as the 1st assistant in The Devil Wears Prada), or some major personal victory, although in the end, Howard does find what makes him happy.This is a movie that likely describes the life of many "B" entertainers that are seeking to stay in a limelight that has moved away from them. it is simple and enjoyable.

The Great Buck Howard quotes

Buck Howard: That's distilled water. I'm not an iron.
[repeated line]
Buck Howard: Troy you can bring that, and... toss my salad when you get back to the hotel.
Troy Gable: Dad, what are you doing here?

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