Melvin and Howard (1980)

Melvin and Howard (1980)
  • Time: 95 min
  • Genre: Comedy | Drama
  • Director: Jonathan Demme
  • Cast: Jason Robards, Paul Le Mat, Mary Steenburgen


This movie tells the possibly true story of Melvin Dummar. Melvin is a nice guy, but he is a total loser: unlucky, impractical and can’t keep a job. One night, however, he helps an old man who has had a motorcycle accident in the desert. Melvin laughs when the old man says he is Howard Hughes, the eccentric multimillionaire. But when Howard Hughes dies, Melvin is mailed a will leaving him part of the estate!

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