Feature Film | 2006 | Comedy, Drama | USA

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Length of movie87

    Brief synopsis

    Colin Hanks, a recent graduate in journalism, is searching for a job when he comes across a Magician's Apprenticeship position in the local paper. He attends the interview for the position at a local diner, where he meets and is struck by the Great Buck Howard (John Malkovitch), a waning magician. Although skeptical of Buck and desperate for a job, he is convinced that helping Buck will be an exciting change from his ordinarily mundane life. From city to city, Buck always impresses the small town crowds, which is seemingly the motive for his continuing career. After learning the ropes, Colin continually runs through the motions of Buck's routine and alcoholic personality. After Colin tires of the repetition, Buck attempts an overwhelming magic spectacle to regain his long forgotten legacy. In the process, Colin finds the love of his life and proceeds to break Buck's golden rules. After the ensuing drama with Buck and his dad (Tom Hanks), Colin continues along his path with Buck, again


    ActorRole nameVoice actor / Speaker
    Tom HanksVater [L]
    John MalkovichBuck Howard [L]
    Jacquie BarnbrookSheila Haller [SR]
    Emily BluntValerie Brennan [SR]
    Griffin DunneJohnathan Finerman [SR]
    Colin Hanksa recent graduate in journalis [SR]


    Camera Departmentdirector of photographyTak Fujimoto
    Castingcasting directorJeanne McCarthy
    Director's DepartmentdirectorSean McGinyl
    EditingeditorMyron I. Kerstein
    Makeup Departmentmakeup artist / hair stylistMartina KohlMake up Artist
    MusiccomposerBlake Neely
    Production Designproduction designerGary Frutkoff
    Further CrewDVD AuthorRavel RowghaniQC

    Production companies

    Bristol Bay Productions [us]