Friday, June 6, 2008 at 07:43AM
Dodd Vickers in magician
Among the many films to be showcased during the final week of the Seattle Film Festival is the centerpiece,  "The Great Buck Howard," a show-business comedy produced by Tom Hanks and starring his son Colin. Also starring in the film are John Malkovich and magician Ricky Jay. In the film, which first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, Law-school dropout Troy Gable answers an ad for a “personal assistant to a celebrity performer,” hoping it will catapult him to a glamorous career in the entertainment industry. Little does he know that performer is Buck Howard, a "mentalist" infamous for his 61 appearances on The Tonight Show, who has been reduced to a has-been magician in need of a pretty big trick to get him out of this slump. 
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