Magician's assistant Corky performs disastrously at his first solo appearance. He is given a ventriloquist dummy called "Fats" to improve his act, and within a few years, Corky is at the height of fame. However, Fats has developed a mind of his own, and wants to control his master.Written by
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Upon seeing Fats for the first time, Sir Anthony Hopkins was allowed to take the doll home to work with it. However, he wound up being so unnerved by it, that he called the consulting ventriloquist in the middle of the night, threatening to throw Fats into the canyon if someone didn't come and get the doll immediately. Sir Richard Attenborough ended up going to Hopkins' house to calm him down. See more »
Ben Greene comments that the IQ of his three "genius lawyers" must "total up to 100." Given the average IQ of a person is 100, this actually doesn't say much for three lawyers. However, Ben is obviously not being sincere in saying any of the lawyers are "genius", and his statement is not him making a mistake but a pretty vicious insult about how he thinks they're idiots. See more »
There's snapping turtles out there! And once there was a water moccasin scare.
I don't care if the Loch ness monster's out there and he's ravenous.
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The best meals and the best movies have this in common: they're filling. Hungry? Watch Magic. Goldman's intensely suspenseful, spooky novel shows up intact on the screen, featuring Mr Hopkins in the psychotic lead. I love Hopkins enough to have several favorite performances (Guilty Conscience, Silence of the Lambs, Magic, A Married Man); while additionally loving Goldman (Princess Bride, Magic, Marathon Man, The Hot Rock, Misery) enough for you to understand where I'm coming from. Our sympathy for Hopkins' character, Corky, a ventriloquist, is forced early on, as we begin to realize the relationship Corky has with his dummy named "Fats". So, there are two main characters...if you will. The other characters just get in the way...oops...I give too much away...
Look for the following scenes especially: 1) the card game; and, 2) Corky must remain silent for 5 minutes...
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