|The Great Buck Howard 2009 PG, 90 min.|
Director: Sean McGinly
Cast: John Malkovich, Colin Hanks, Emily Blunt, Steve Zahn, Tom Hanks, Ricky Jay, Debra Monk, Griffin Dunne, Regis Philbin, Kelly Ripa, John Stewart, Martha Stewart, Tom Arnold, George Takei, Adam Scott
Buck Howard (John Malkovich) is an illusionist whose show business career is on the down slope. He is hoping for a comeback when he hires law school dropout Troy Gable (Colin Hanks) as his road manager. Troy's father (Tom Hanks, Colin's real life father) disapproves of Troy's choice of careers, but Troy sees his job as a new beginning. Troy tries to deal with Buck's large ego and manages to hold his own when Buck exhibits tantrums. Buck has also hired Valerie Brennan (Emily Blunt) as his new publicist with hopes that she will stage his comeback, and Valerie does not hesitate to tell Buck exactly what she is thinking. Meanwhile, Valerie exhibits a sexual interest in Troy. Despite Buck's downsides, he does teach Tony lessons about life and the importance of being true to yourself.
|1. The Great Buck Howard (2009)|
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