The Great Buck Howard

The Great Buck Howard

John Malkovich
Director: Sean McGinly Cast: John Malkovich
John Malkovich
, Colin Hanks
Colin Hanks
, Emily Blunt
Emily Blunt
Sean McGinly

DVD (Color / Wide Screen)

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A young man on his way up hitches his wagon to a middle-aged star on his way down in a comedy from writer and director Sean McGinly. Troy Gable (Colin Hanks) is a guy in his early twenties who has dropped out of law school and is pondering his next move. Troy has an interest in working in the entertainment business, and when he learns that a "celebrity performer" is looking for a personal assistant, Troy thinks he's found the ideal entry-level position. Troy soon discovers he's landed a job as a glorified gofer for Buck Howard (John Malkovich), a once-famous mentalist who appeared on The Tonight Show 61 times during Johnny Carson's reign as host. However, Howard hasn't been doing much lately, and he's hired Troy and new publicist Valerie (Emily Blunt) as he grooms himself for a comeback. While Troy is fascinated with Howard's creaky but still effective act, his boss has enough personal quirks and absurd demands to give anyone second thoughts about working with him for long. One thing that keeps Troy on the road with Buck is Valerie, who wastes no time in showing her sexual interest in him; however, Valerie is also the only one who harbors no illusions about Howard's prospects for a return to fame, and she isn't afraid to tell him about it. The Great Buck Howard also features Tom Hanks as Troy's father; as it happens, he's also Colin Hanks' real life dad.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/21/2009
UPC: 0876964001922
Original Release: 2008
Rating: PG
Source: Magnolia
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen, Color]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:30:00
Sales rank: 54,015

Special Features

Closed Caption; Commentary with Sean McGinly (writer/director) and Colin Hanks (actor); Deleted scenes; Extended scenes; Outtakes; Behind the scenes; HDNet: A Look at the Great Buck Howard; The Amazing Kreskin

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Malkovich Buck Howard
Colin Hanks Troy Gable
Emily Blunt Valerie Brennan
Ricky Jay Actor
Debra Monk Actor
Griffin Dunne Actor
Adam Scott Actor
Patrick Fischler Actor
Wallace Langham Actor
Steve Zahn Actor
Tom Hanks Actor
Regis Philbin Actor
Kelly Ripa Actor
Jon Stewart Actor
Martha Stewart Actor
David Blaine Actor
Tom Arnold Actor
George Takei Actor
Matthew Gray Gubler Actor
Casey Wilson Actor

Technical Credits
Sean McGinly Director,Screenwriter
Marvin Acuna Executive Producer
Deva Anderson Musical Direction/Supervision
Johnetta Boone Costumes/Costume Designer
Tristan Paris Bourne Art Director
Gary Frutkoff Production Designer
Tak Fujimoto Cinematographer
Jose Antonio Garcia Sound/Sound Designer
Gary Goetzman Producer
Tom Hanks Producer
Myron Kerstein Editor
Lindsay Fellows Musical Direction/Supervision
Jeanne McCarthy Casting
Blake Neely Score Composer
Vince Palmo Asst. Director
Steven Shareshian Executive Producer
Ginger Sledge Co-producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Great Buck Howard
1. Meeting Buck [7:06]
2. Cheesy [9:32]
3. Benefit Show [6:42]
4. Cincinnati [5:36]
5. Big Announcement [7:18]
6. Bad Press [5:33]
7. Observant [5:58]
8. Spectacular [9:01]
9. Comeback [11:39]
10. Moving On [6:47]
11. One Night Only [9:50]
12. End Credits [4:53]

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