Magic is a 1978 psychological horror film starring Anthony Hopkins, Ann-Margret, and Burgess Meredith. It was written by William Goldman, who also wrote the novel on which it was based.
Charles "Corky" Withers has just failed in his first attempt at professional magic. His mentor says that he needs to have a better show business gimmick. A year later, Corky comes back as a combination magician and ventriloquist with a foul-mouthed dummy named Fats and is a huge success.
His powerful agent Ben Greene is on the verge of signing Corky for his own television show, but Corky bails out for the Catskills, claiming to be afraid of success. In truth, he does not want to take the required psychological testing because doctors might find out that he suffers from multiple personality disorder, and that even off-stage he hears Fats talking to him.
In the Catskills, he meets with his high-school crush, Peggy Ann Snow, who is stuck in a passionless marriage with Corky's best friend during high...