Melvin and Howard


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When luckless dreamer Melvin Dummar (Paul Le Mat) rescues a grizzled, half-dead man (Jason Robards) from the desert, he's skeptical of the man's claim that he's actually reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes. But in the wake of Hughes' death a decade later, a will appears naming Melvin the recipient of $156 million, and a media circus ensues. Accused of forgery, Melvin vigorously maintains his innocence despite a strong intuition that he'll never see any of the money.

Release details

Rated: R
Duration: 0 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Jonathan Demme
Screenwriter: Bo Goldman
Cast: Paul Le Mat
Jason Robards
Mary Steenburgen
Elizabeth Cheshire
Chip Taylor
Michael J Pollard
Denise Galik
Gloria Grahame
Elise Hudson
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