Howard the Duck Movie Review 1986

Information and Film Reviews for Howard the Duck the Movie

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Big-budget Lucasfilm adaptation of the short-lived Marvel comic book about an alien, resembling a cigar-chomping duck, who gets sucked into a vortex, lands on Earth and saves it from the Dark Overlords. While he's at it, he befriends a nice young lady in a punk rock band and starts to fall in love. A notorious boxoffice bomb and one of the '80s' worst major films, although it seems to work well with children, given the simple storyline and good special effects.

Distribution

Universal Studios Home Video, 100 Universal City Plz., Universal City, CA 91608-9955, Phone: (818)777-1000, Fax: (818)866-1483, URL: http://www.universalstudios.com, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS
Running time 111 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Comedy Sci-Fi, Big-Budget Bombs, Alien Beings--Benign, Adapted from Comics, Birds, Super Heroes
Screenplay
Willard Huyck, Gloria Katz
Cast
Lea Thompson, Jeffrey Jones, Tim Robbins, Elizabeth Sagal, Thomas Dolby, Paul Guilfoyle, Dominique Davalos, Holly Robinson, Tommy Swerdlow, Richard Edson, Miguel (Michael) Sandoval, David Paymer
Cinematography
Richard H. Kline
Director
Willard Huyck
Music
John Barry, Sylvester Levay
Other
Chip Zien, Richard Kiley
Producer
Gloria Katz, Robert Latham Brown, George Lucas, Mark Huffam

Awards

Golden Raspberries 1986: Worst Picture, Worst Screenplay.

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