The Great Buck Howard (2008)

PG   |    |  Adventure, Comedy, Drama

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A young man, much to the chagrin of his father, becomes the new assistant to an illusionist in decline.




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  • Colin Hanks at an event for The Great Buck Howard (2008)
  • Sean McGinly in The Great Buck Howard (2008)
  • Griffin Dunne at an event for The Great Buck Howard (2008)
  • Tom Hanks and Colin Hanks in The Great Buck Howard (2008)

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7 June 2008 | katherinestarwalters
| Enjoyable all-ages movie
I just saw this movie at SIFF. It was well-cast and entertaining. Colin Hanks, Adam Scott, and John Malkovich were especially enjoyable to watch. It is a comedy, but it was written and performed in such a way that I cared about the characters. It was funny and interesting so time flew because I was engaged in the plot. It is appropriate and appealing to a wide age range, and I would have felt comfortable going with my grandmother or my 12-year-old cousin. I especially recommend this movie to families or couples who are just getting to know each other because it will give you something to talk about afterward without ever making you feel uncomfortable or embarrassed. It is not action packed but if you enjoyed "Lars and the Real Girl" or "Little Miss Sunshine," you will probably like "The Great Buck Howard."

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Release Date:

10 April 2009



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Filming Locations

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

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Opening Weekend USA:

$115,004 22 March 2009

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