The Great Buck Howard [DVD] [2008]

  • SKU: 9409446
  • Release Date: 07/21/2009
  • Rating: PG
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100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

Special Features

  • 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
  • Closed Captioned


The Great Buck Howard
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. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • John Malkovich
    John Malkovich - Buck Howard
  • Colin Hanks
    Colin Hanks - Troy Gable
  • Emily Blunt
    Emily Blunt - Valerie Brennan
  • Ricky Jay
    Ricky Jay
  • Debra Monk
    Debra Monk

Overall customer rating

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews

100%of customers would recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    love tom hanks!

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    this is now a part of my collection because who doesn't love tom hanks?

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Underrated Gem from Tom Hanks

    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    This is truly an underrated gem from Executive Producer Tom Hanks. Excellent starring performances from John Malkovich, Colin Hanks, and Emily Blunt. Great picture and sound. Worth a spin!

    I would recommend this to a friend

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