The Great Buck Howard 13 years old

Greatness is a state of mind.

The Great Buck Howard

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
Tom Hanks

Mr. Gable

Emily Blunt
Emily Blunt

Valerie Brennan

Griffin Dunne
Griffin Dunne

Jonathan Finerman

John Malkovich
John Malkovich

Buck Howard

Casey Wilson
Casey Wilson


Jay Leno
Jay Leno


All Cast

Name Character
Tom Hanks He was 51, now 64 years old as Mr. Gable
George Takei He was 70, now 83 years old as George Takei
Griffin Dunne He was 52, now 65 years old as Jonathan Finerman
Colin Hanks He was 30, now 43 years old as Troy Gabel
Emily Blunt She was 24, now 38 years old as Valerie Brennan
Matthew Gray Gubler He was 27, now 40 years old as Russell
John Malkovich He was 54, now 67 years old as Buck Howard
Debra Monk She was 58, now 71 years old as Doreen
Ricky Jay He was 61, 72 years old when he died as Gil Bellamy
Jon Stewart He was 45, now 58 years old as himself
Michael Winslow He was 49, now 62 years old as Michael Winslow
Jay Leno He was 57, now 70 years old as Himself
Wallace Langham He was 42, now 55 years old as Dan Green
Steve Zahn He was 40, now 53 years old as Kenny
Stacey Travis She was 41, now 54 years old as Cindy Crown
Adam Scott He was 34, now 47 years old as Alan
Jack Carter He was 85, 93 years old when he died as Jack Carter
Jacquie Barnbrook She was 43, now 56 years old as Sheila Heller
Patrick Fischler He was 38, now 51 years old as Michael Perry
Dave Attell He was 43, now 56 years old as Las Vegas Husband
Tom Arnold (actor) He was 48, now 61 years old as Tom Arnold
Gary Coleman He was 39, 42 years old when he died as Gary Coleman
Kelly Ripa She was 37, now 50 years old as Herself
Conan O'Brien He was 44, now 57 years old as Himself
Dale Waddington He was 44, now 57 years old as Sleeping Woman
Casey Wilson She was 27, now 40 years old as Charity
Don Most He was 54, now 67 years old as Tonight Show Producer
Regis Philbin He was 76, now 89 years old as Regis Philbin
Jonathan Ames He was 43, now 56 years old as Edward Kelly
Mary Hart She was 57, now 70 years old as Mary Hart


Name Department
Gary Frutkoff as Production Design. Art
Myron I. Kerstein as Editor. Editing
Johnetta Boone as Costume Design. Costume & Make-Up
Blake Neely as Music. He was 38 (now 51) years old Sound
Steven Shareshian as Executive Producer. Production
Sean McGinly as Director. Directing
Sean McGinly as Screenplay. Writing
Tom Hanks as Producer. He was 51 (now 64) years old Production
Jeanne McCarthy as Casting. Production
Linda Lee Sutton as Set Decoration. Art
Bill Corso as Makeup Artist. He was 8 (now 21) years old Costume & Make-Up
Tak Fujimoto as Director of Photography. He was 68 (now 81) years old Camera
Gary Goetzman as Producer. He was 55 (now 68) years old Production
The Great Buck Howard poster
The Great Buck Howard (13 years)

Greatness is a state of mind.

  • Release day: Friday, January 18, 2008
  • Runtime: 87 minutes
  • Revenue: 900689.00