Melvin and Howard [videorecording] / Universal ; written by Bo Goldman ; produced by Art Linson and Don Phillips ; directed by Jonathan Demme
- Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Video, 2004.
- Physical Description:
- 1 videodisc (95 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
- Additional Creators:
- Demme, Jonathan, 1944-
Le Mat, Paul
Kehoe, Jack, 1938-
Pollard, Michael J.
Coleman, Dabney, 1932-
Glover, John, 1944-
Napier, Charles, 1936-2011
Universal Pictures (Firm)
Universal Studios Home Video (Firm)
- 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.
- Audience Notes:
- Rated R.
- Originally released as motion picture in 1980.
Special features: theatrical trailer; audio commentary with director Jonathan Demme and production designer Toby Rafelson; talent bios.
- Creation/Production Credits Note:
- Cinematographer, Tak Fujimoto; music, Bruce Langhorne; editor, Craig McKay.
- Participant/Performer Note:
- Paul Le Mat, Jason Robards, Mary Steenburgen, Jack Kehoe, Michael J. Pollard, Pamela Reed, Dabney Coleman, John Glover, Charles Napier.
- Technical Details:
- DVD; region 1; NTSC; Dolby digital mono; widescreen presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.
- No public performance rights. Classroom instruction and home use permitted.
- Source of Acquisition:
- Behrend copy: Purchased with funds from the Paterno Libraries Endowment; 20045.
- Academy Award (1980): best supporting actress (Steenburgen); best original screenplay.
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