Magic, released on this day in 1978.
Starring Anthony Hopkins, Ann Margret, and “Fats,” that creepy, creepy dummy.
Based on the novel by William Goldman, who wrote Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and was soon to pen The Princess Bride. Later, Goldman adapted Stephen King’s Misery for Rob Reiner.
Richard Attenborough directed. Four years after Magic, he won the Academy Award for Best Director due to his work on Gandhi.