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DESCRIPTION FROM PUBLISHER:
The Great Buck Howard is a 2008 American comedy-drama film directed by Sean McGinly that stars Colin Hanks and John Malkovich. Tom Hanks also appears as the father of his real-life son's character.
The character Buck Howard is CLOSELY inspired by the mentalist The Amazing Kreskin, whose popularity was at its height in the 1970s.
In the plot, Troy Gable (Colin Hanks) defies his father (Tom Hanks) and leaves law school to pursue his dream of becoming a writer in Los Angeles. To support himself, he takes a job as a road manager for "The Great" Buck Howard (John Malkovich), a fading mentalist. Troy comes to enjoy traveling with Buck to performances in smaller venues such as Bakersfield and Akron. In particular, Troy sincerely admires Buck's signature trick: having someone in the audience hide his fee for that night's performance, which he then unfailingly discovers. (Kreskin is said to have actually performed this feat more than 6,000 times.)
If you are a fan of magic, and a fan of The Amazing Kreskin, you will get a kick out of seemingly seeing "behind the curtain" in this revealing but tongue-in-cheek "exposure" of the famous mentalist act.