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Before Hannibal Lector there was Corky and his foul-mouthed ventriloquist dummy, Fats. 1978’s Magic is an amazing movie for many reasons, not just because it's about a killer doll. It boasts and impressive cast including Anthony Hopkins, Ann-Margret, Burgess Meredith, and the creepy Fats voiced by Hopkins. Magic was directed by the Right Honorable Lord Richard Attemborough, who also won the Academy Award for Gandhi. This "psychological thriller" is definitely not a film for dummies.

Fats and Corky have an unusual relationship for a dummy and a ventriloquist. Corky was a shy failure of a magician until Fats came along. But Corky rebels against stardom, taking a job in the Catskills instead of a TV show. He is afraid that people will discover the truth about his situation: that Fats is the manifestation of Corky’s dark side and completely in control of the relationship. When Corky attempts to reunite »

- Sara Castillo

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