Melvin and Howard

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Facts and Figures

Run time: 95 mins

In Theaters: Friday 19th September 1980

Production compaines: Universal Pictures

Reviews 3 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Fresh: 17 Rotten: 1

IMDB: 7.0 / 10

Cast & Crew


Starring: Jason Robards as Howard Hughes, Paul Le Mat as Melvin Dummar, Elizabeth Cheshire as Darcy Dummar, Mary Steenburgen as Lynda Dummar, Chip Taylor as Clark Taylor, Melvin E. Dummar as Bus Depot Counterman, Michael J. Pollard as Little Red

Melvin and Howard Movie Review

Much less fun than I'd remembered: Melvin and Howard is the true-ish about Melvin Dummar (Paul Le Mat), a guy who claims to have picked up a desert wanderer... who in turns claimed to have been Howard Hughes (Jason Robards). Dummar later claimed to receive a letter from Hughes, willing his fortune to him. The courts disagreed. This movie, however, isn't much about that. The bulk concerns Melvin's life in the time between the pickup and the will, namely his quest to be Milkman of the Month, and his wife's white-trash ways. More time with Hughes would have been highly preferable.


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