Buck Howard is a mentalist extraordinaire who used to spend his days in the limelight. But nowadays, it's become clear to everyone but Buck that his act has long ago lost its luster. Yet, Buck is convinced his comeback is imminent. With the help of his new personal assisstant, recent law school drop-out and would-be writer Troy, not to mention his fiery publicist, Buck surprisingly lands back in the American consciousness, taking Troy along for the ride of his life.
MPAA rating: PG; for some language including suggestive remarks, and a drug reference.
Magnolia Pictures and Bristol Bay Productions present a Playtone production ; produced by Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman ; written and directed by Sean McGinly.
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Originally released as a motion picture in 2008.
Special features: Commentary with Sean McGinly and Colin Hanks; deleted scenes; outtakes; making-of featurette; "The Amazing Kreskin" featurette; HDNet: a look at The great Buck Howard.
John Malkovich, Colin Hanks, Emily Blunt, Ricky Jay, Steve Zahn, Tom Hanks.
Director of photography, Tak Fujimoto ; editor, Myron Kerstein ; music, Blake Neely.
DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1); Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0, NTSC.
English dialogue, Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.