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Tom Hanks Archives
The Great Buck Howard
Character: Mr. Gable
Directed by: Sean McGinly
Written by: Sean McGinly
Produced by: Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Gary Goetzman
Other cast: John Malkovich, Colin Hanks, Emily Blunt, Steve Zahn
Release date: January 18, 2008
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Running time: 1h 30min

Defying his father and dropping out of law school, aspiring writer Troy Gable looks for a way to gain some meaningful life experience. Troy gets that and more when he takes a job with Buck Howard, a vainglorious mentalist who hopes to reinvigorate his fading career by staging a big comeback.

Taglines

→ Get ready for the comeback of a lifetime.
→ Greatness is a state of mind.

Trivia

♦ Real-life father and son Tom Hanks and Colin Hanks also play father and son in the movie.