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Melvin and Howard

Author: Jonathan DemmeBo GoldmanArt LinsonDon PhilipsPaul Le MatAll authors
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Video, 2004.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Based on a true story, hard-luck milkman Melvin Dummar picks up a bum in the Nevada desert. The old man claims to be Howard Hughes and eight years later, Dummar finds himself a beneficiary in the Hughes will. Dummar becomes an instant celebrity while trying to cash in on the fortune.
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Genre/Form: Comedy films
Biographical films
Fiction films
Feature films
Drama
Named Person: Howard Hughes; Howard Hughes
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Demme; Bo Goldman; Art Linson; Don Philips; Paul Le Mat; Jason Robards; Mary Steenburgen; Jack Kehoe; Michael J Pollard; Pamela Reed; Dabney Coleman; John Glover; Charles Napier; Universal Pictures (Firm); Universal Studios Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 078329994X 9780783299945
OCLC Number: 54911666
Language Note: English with optional French and Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired.
Notes: Originally released as motion picture in 1980.
Special features: theatrical trailer; audio commentary with director Jonathan Demme and production designer Toby Rafelson; talent bios.
Credits: Cinematographer, Tak Fujimoto; music, Bruce Langhorne; editor, Craig McKay.
Cast: Paul Le Mat, Jason Robards, Mary Steenburgen, Jack Kehoe, Michael J. Pollard, Pamela Reed, Dabney Coleman, John Glover, Charles Napier.
Awards: Academy Award (1980): best supporting actress (Steenburgen); best original screenplay.
Target Audience: Rated R.
Description: 1 videodisc (95 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; NTSC, Dolby digital mono.; widescreen presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.
Responsibility: Universal ; a Linson/Phillips/Demme production; written by Bo Goldman ; produced by Art Linson and Don Phillips ; directed by Jonathan Demme.

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Based on a true story, hard-luck milkman Melvin Dummar picks up a bum in the Nevada desert. The old man claims to be Howard Hughes and eight years later, Dummar finds himself a beneficiary in the Hughes will. Dummar becomes an instant celebrity while trying to cash in on the fortune.

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