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Get ready for the comeback of a lifetime.


Showing at the Sundance Film Festival on 18 January 2008.

As the career of renowned illusionist (Malkovich) continues its decline, a young man (Colin Hanks) fresh out of school becomes his new assistant. But his father (Hanks) is not enthused about his son’s career choice at all.

Plot Summary from IMDb:

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.




Tom Hanks
John Malkovich … Buck Howard
Emily Blunt
Colin Hanks
Adam Scott
Matthew Gray Gubler
George Takei … George Takei
Griffin Dunne … Johnathan Finerman
Wallace Langham … Dan Green
Don Most … Tonight Show Producer
Ricky Jay … Gil Bellamy
Stacey Travis … Cindy Crown
Kimberly Scott … Nurse
Patrick Fischler … Michael Perry
Dale Waddington Horowitz … Sleeping Woman
Shane Johnson … Las Vegas Producer
Lorna Scott … Leesburg Virginia Woman
David Mehl … Hypnotized Guest
Wendy Worthington … Oregon Woman
Casey Rose Wilson … Charity
Jacquie Barnbrook … Sheila Haller
P. David Miller … Sleeping Woman’s Husband
Nate Hartley … Teenage Kid
Ankur Bhatt
Franklin Ruehl … Diner
Melissa Stone … Las vegas wife
Danica Sheridan … Wisconsin Woman
Bubba Da Skitso … (Unscripted) Sitcom Actor
Amy Jo Traicoff … Vegas Woman
Lawrence J. Russo … Hotel Guest
B.J. Hendricks … Burly
Matt Hoey … Charley
Norm O’Neill … Audience Member #2
Max Williams … Flower Delivery Guy
Rest of cast
Yuki Bird … Law School Student (uncredited)


Directed by
Sean McGinly
Writing credits
Sean McGinly (written by)

Produced by
Marvin V. Acuna … executive producer
Gary Goetzman … producer
Marina Grasic … executive producer
Tom Hanks … producer
Jan Körbelin … executive producer
Steve Shareshian … executive producer
Ginger Sledge … co-producer
Michael Zaltstein … executive producer
Cinematography by
Tak Fujimoto
Film Editing by
Myron I. Kerstein
Casting by
Jeanne McCarthy
Production Design by
Gary Frutkoff
Art Direction by
Tristan Paris Bourne
Set Decoration by
Linda Lee Sutton
Costume Design by
Johnetta Boone

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