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Trailer: The Great Buck Howard

by Joey Paur

The Great Buck Howard

Here is a trailer for a little film called 'The Great Buck Howard' which stars John Malkovich in a role unlike anything he has done before and it looks like he does an incredible job. The film also stars Colin Hanks, and it seems like its been awhile since we have seen him in anything, Steve Zahn, Emily Blunt, and even the great Tom Hanks makes an appearance in the movie that his son is in. This movie looks like it is one of those offbeat quirky comedies that people seem to like. The one thing that really draws me to this movie is this wacky character Buck Howard played by John Malkovich. Below is a story summary of the film and the trailer.

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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