You can toss my salad when you get back to the hotel.
– John Malkovich to Colin Hanks in ‘Buck Howard’
This Friday, March 20th, Magnolia Pictures will release the comedy The Great Buck Howard in theaters. To celebrate the release, FilmFetish is getting a full-size movie poster, signed by Colin Hanks and writer/director Sean McGinly, to give away to readers.
In order to be entered in the random drawing for the poster, here’s what you need to do:
- As always, you need to be a member of, or sign-up for our eNews, if you’re not already. CLICK HERE to do that. It’s totally free.
- Reply to this post, and tell us the name of John Malkovich’s best role ever.
I’ll be running this contest through next Friday, March 27th, 2009. Good Luck!
More about The Great Buck Howard
Once upon a time, Buck Howard (John Malkovich) spent his days in the limelight. His mind-boggling feats as a mentalist extraordinaire – not to be confused with those of a mere magician – earned him a marquee act in Vegas and 61 appearances on Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show. In his own humble opinion, his talents go far beyond simple sleight of hand – he can read minds and hypnotize not just a single soul but an entire room of people! But nowadays, it’s clear to everyone but Buck that his act has lost its luster; he performs in faded community centers and hasn’t sold out a theater in years.
Yet, with a hearty handshake and a trademark “I love this town!” Buck Howard perseveres, confident in his own celebrity, convinced his comeback is imminent. He just needs a new road manager and personal assistant. As it turns out, recent law school drop-out and unemployed, would-be writer Troy Gable (Colin Hanks) needs a job and a purpose. Working for the pompous, has-been mentalist fills the former requirement, but how it satisfies the latter is questionable, especially to his father (Tom Hanks), who still assumes Troy is in law school. Nonetheless, with the aid of a fiery publicist (Emily Blunt) and a bold stroke of fate, Buck surprisingly lands back into the American consciousness, taking Troy along for the ride of his life.
As the coveted spotlight again shines on the great Buck Howard, Buck becomes the unlikeliest of teachers as Troy learns a few tricks he couldn’t possibly have picked up in law school.
Magnolia is distributing the film in their unique release format, as ‘Buck Howard’ is currently available on HDNet Ultra VOD, prior to its release on the big screen.
Find out more about The Great Buck Howard and to watch the trailer at the film’s official website www.greatbuckhowardmovie.com.
Check out the trailer for ‘Buck Howard’ below.