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- Interview with Victor J. Kemper and Anthony Hopkins
- Theatrical Trailers
- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 47 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Released: April 25, 2006
- Originally Released: 1978
- Label: Dark Sky Films
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Additional Release Material:
- Trailers: Theatrical Trailer
- Victor Kemper
- Anthony Hopkins
- Photo Galleries
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Anthony Hopkins, Ann-Margret & Burgess Meredith|
|Performer:||Ed Lauter, Burgess Meredith & Ann-Margret|
|Directed by||Richard Attenborough|
|Screenwriting by||William Goldman|
"...[An] absorbing character study....An extraordinary performance by Anthony Hopkins....Attenborough, who is noted for his work with actors, again displays a flair for eliciting strong performances..."
"[T]here is some first-rate scenery chewing going on, particularly from Burgess Meredith..."
"[Hopkins'] dextrous timing and Richard Attenborough's crafty direction make us wonder if the sleight of hand is something more ghoulish..." -- Grade: B+
3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he film succeeds as a haunting character study thanks to Hopkins' uncompromising lead."
5 stars out of 5 -- "A gorgeously-shot film with Hopkins rising to a marvellous pitch of insanity by the end."
Description by OLDIES.com:
Peg's spent years trapped in a loveless marriage with her high-school sweetheart, Duke. In Corky, she sees the chance for a loving relationship and accepts an offer to run away with him. After they make love, Corky confides to Fats that he may leave show business altogether. Fats becomes furious and lashes out at him, playing on his guild and insecurity. Now under Fats' control, Corky is manipulated into a series of violent and unexpected confrontations. Based on the best-selling novel by William Goldman and directed by Sir Richard Attenborough, Magic's stellar performances and shocking conclusion make for gripping suspense from beginning to end.
Ventriloquist Corky Fats finally gets the chance to make it big when his agent offers him a lucrative television deal. But Corky turns him down. Choosing instead to return to his boyhood home in the Catskills. There he is reunited with his childhood sweetheart, and meets her jealous husband. But things take a wicked turn when Corky's demonic dummy gets into the act. Soon its hard to tell who's the puppet and who's pulling the strings.
Movie Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:
Based on 91 ratings.
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