Synopsis: Aboard a humongous space ship, an astronaut discovers a magic, glowing portal that brings him to a land of wonder and amazement.
16 min

Did you knock 'em dead Corky?

I did everything right.

You mean it went perfect?

You're first time on your own.

Me not there to see.

Don't make it|more than it was.

Now don't give me|that inferiority crap.

Now, did the lift go okay?

I never did it better.


Now, when you're|rich and famous,

don't you forget me.

I'll never forget you.


There are not|three guys alive

that can do what you|can with those cards.

I'm tellin' ya kid,

you're as good as the game.

Sure, sure, sure.

Another Houdini.

Where you scared?

I sure was when I started.

Well I wasn't calm.

But then,

I wasn't all that worried.

I figured I'd uh...

done all the practicing|I could so what the hell.

Were you the only magician?

Yes sir.

The men all wanted|to be Bob Dylan

and the girls did mostly|Barbara Walters imitations

or sang Dolly Parton songs.

Some of them panicked

before they got up to perform.

Not you though?

No, not me.

See, the guy who was|in charge of everything

ran things so well.

He had one of those|hourglass egg timers

and when he turned|it over you started,

and when the sand was finished

so were you.

Good evening.

Tell me kid,

did you begin with|some flourishes?


You always taught me

that they were the|best attention grabbers.

Was I, was I right?

It was amazing.

Everybody quick|shut up and watched.

No more whispering.


And once you had 'em Corky,

then what did you do?

Well I quick told this|pudgy lady at the ringside

to please pick|any card she wanted

as long as it was|the big casino,

the ten of diamonds.

Okay, would you please|show the card to the audience?

And I forced it|on her perfectly.

Everybody loved it|a lot and laughed.

And then I went|straight into rising aces.

Did the lift work great?

Yes sir.

The sand was really running|out of that hourglass.

And I told myself to forget it

and just concentrate|on the moves.

So I took my time|and made it work

and everybody|applauded like crazy.

So I just took|a couple of bows

and I got off.

Oh kid.

Don't bullshit me.

I really did|do everything right.


Only nobody much cared.



Go on.

I guess I just cracked.

"You stupid sons of|bitches, "I said,"

"Don't you know|how hard that was?"

"That's a thousand hours|of my life you just saw."

They don't care|from heart kid.

They just want|to be entertained.

I guess I didn't do|you proud all in all.

But did you|talk to the people?

Did you use your charm?

I can't, and you know that.


You want to be

as good as the game.

Don't you?

You know I do.

Then you gotta find yourself

some charm kid.


You'll think of something.

Hey man, why don't you...

Hi, I'm George Todson, NBC.

I'm to meet Mr. Ben Greene.

Oh, yes sir.

He's right inside.

Thank you.

Say my man, how come|he goes ahead of us?

I guess this boy Withers

is your latest sensation, hmm?

Oh yeah, sit down.

Yeah, since you booked him|into a very classy spot Ben.

And I found him here.

You know, it's not easy|getting him to move.

You want a beer?

It's safe.


He likes this place?

Well, he bombed here

his first time out, you know?

But he didn't get...

hey, get him a beer garcon.

Sure, Budweiser?

But he didn't give up.

He just worked his|ass off for a year.

He come back.

And he hit it big.

There's never been|a magician like him.

You dragged me down|here for a magician?

Come on Ben.

I run a goddamn network.

We can't book those guys

on kiddy shows anymore.

Now listen,

your old man got his|start working for me

you little fart.

Don't tell me what bombs.

Magic is misdirection.

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