An American flyer who joined the RAF before his country was in the war is recovering from a leg injury in Jerusalem. Through an English friend he meets a quiet Jewish girl whose close-knit ... See full summary »
When a law school dropout answers an advertisement to be a personal assistant he unknowingly signs on to work for a belligerent has-been magician struggling to resurrect his career. This leads to a journey across the country staging the comeback of a lifetime. Written by
The way Buck Howard finds his check at the end of his show is not the way The Amazing Kreskin (on whose career the movie is loosely based) used and still uses. The method was depicted differently probably for dramatic purposes. See more »
While Buck and Troy are being driven around Cincinnati, you can see palm trees out the back and side windows of the limo. See more »
Troy you can bring that, and... toss my salad when you get back to the hotel.
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This film is about a young man who quits law school to become the assistant to a waning mentalist performer.
"The Great Buck Howard" has a unconventional beginning, with coloured subtitles helping to get points across. It is a fun way to start a film, yet the rest of the film has a vastly different tone.The title character Buck Howard is an unpleasant and mean guy, and yet somehow he strikes a chord with the viewers. He makes me sympathise with his misfortunes, and feel sad that his amazing acts get overlooked by the public and the press. I wanted Buck Howard to succeed in his tricks, even though he is unpleasant to work with.
I enjoyed watching "The Great Buck Howard".
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