The Great Buck Howard Movie

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Who's Involved:

Emily Blunt, Tom Hanks, John Malkovich, Sidney Kimmel, Marina Grasic, Steven Shareshian, Kevin Kline, Colin Hanks, Gary Goetzman, Sean McGinly, Andreas Grosch, Marvin Acuna, Andreas Schmid, Jan Korbelin

Release Date:

Friday, March 20 , 2009

Rating: PG

Runtime: 1 hr, 27 m

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 Ve...

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The Great Buck Howard Plot: What's the story?

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. As the coveted spotlight again shines on the great Buck Howard, Buck becomes the unlikeliest of teachers as Troy learns a few tricks he couldn't possibly have picked up in law school.

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Film Details & Notes: What do we know about The Great Buck Howard?

  1. Tom Hanks will also make a special appearance in the film playing his son Colin's on-screen father.

Crew and Production Credits: Who's making The Great Buck Howard?

A look at the The Great Buck Howard behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's writer Sean McGinly last wrote The Old Man and the Gun.

Screenwriter

Sean McGinly

Producers

Gary Goetzman
Tom Hanks
Sidney Kimmel

Production Timeline: When did the The Great Buck Howard come together?

On or about January 20, 2009 • The film was in Completed status.

The Great Buck Howard Release Date: When was it released?

The Great Buck Howard was released in 2009 on Friday, March 20, 2009 in 55 theaters. There were 9 other movies released on the same date, including Duplicity, Sunshine Cleaning and Knowing.
United States
March 20, 2009 Limited
Canada
March 20, 2009

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

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