“An effectively creepy movie, and one far more complex than a killer doll funfest.” - Final Girl
Academy Award-winner Anthony Hopkins is Corky, a painfully shy, failed magician who finds overnight success as a ventriloquist. His foul-mouthed dummy, Fats, becomes a huge nightclub hit. But the pressure of rising fame sends Corky into a panic. With Fats in tow, he flees the city to a nearly-deserted resort in the Catskills run by the love of his youth, Peggy Ann Snow (Ann-Margret). In Corky, she sees the chance for a loving relationship and accepts an offer to run away with him. Fats becomes furious and lashes out at him, playing on his guilt 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 (A BRIDGE TOO FAR; GANDHI), MAGIC’s stellar performances and shocking conclusion make for gripping suspense from beginning to end.