Melvin and Howard

This gem tells the offbeat true story of a chance encounter between eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes and an unsuspecting labourer named Melvin Dummar, who later finds himself disbelieved when he's mentioned in Hughes' will (to the tune of $156 million!). Oscars for Best Supporting Actress (Mary Steenburgen) and Best Screenplay. Jason Robards and Paul Le Mat star.

Year: 1980
Genre: NZ Film Festivals, Comedy, True Stories, Film Festivals 1983
Country: USA
Director: Jonathan Demme
Starring: Jason Robards, Paul Le Mat, Mary Steenburgen
Duration: 90 Minutes
Rating: M
Location in store: Comedy



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