Melvin and Howard Movie Review 1980

Information and Film Reviews for Melvin and Howard the Movie

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Story of Melvin Dummar, who once gave Howard Hughes a ride. Dummar later claimed a share of Hughes's will. Significant for Demme's direction and fine acting from Steenburgen/LeMat, and Robards in a small role as Hughes. Offbeat and very funny.

Distribution

Baker & Taylor Inc., 2709 Water Ridge Pkwy., Ste. 500, Charlotte, NC 28217, Phone: (704)357-3500, Toll-free: 800-775-1800, Email: btinfo@btol.com, URL: http://www.btol.com

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 95 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
True Stories, Thumbs Up
Screenplay
Bo Goldman
Cast
Paul LeMat, Jason Robards, Mary Steenburgen, Michael J. Pollard, Dabney Coleman, Elizabeth Cheshire, Pamela Reed, Cheryl "Rainbeaux" Smith
Cinematography
Tak Fujimoto
Director
Jonathan Demme
Music
Bruce Langhorne
Producer
Art Linson, Don Phillips, Mark Huffam

Awards

Oscars 1980: Orig. Screenplay, Support. Actress (Steenburgen); Golden Globes 1981: Support. Actress (Steenburgen); L.A. Film Critics 1980: Support. Actress (Steenburgen); N.Y. Film Critics 1980: Director (Demme), Screenplay, Support. Actress (Steenburgen); Natl. Soc. Film Critics 1980: Film, Screenplay, Support. Actress (Steenburgen); Writers Guild 1980: Orig. Screenplay.

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