Melvin And Howard (1980)
Irresistible American fable from director Jonathan Demme explores Nevada garage owner Melvin Dummar's claim that he once picked up eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes hitchhiking in the desert, and the skepticism that arose after a will turned up naming Dummar as an heir. Co-star Mary Steenburgen and screenwriter Bo Goldman won Oscars; Paul Le Mat and Jason Robards play the title roles. 95 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English (SDH), French, Spanish; theatrical trailer.
Academy Award ®
Winner: Best Supporting Actress (Mary Steenburgen), Best Original Screenplay
Nominee: Best Supporting Actor (Jason Robards)
- Jonathan Demme, Evelyn Purcell
- Closed Captioned:
- Cast: Paul Le Mat, Jason Robards Jr., Mary Steenburgen, Elizabeth Cheshire, Chip Taylor, Michael J. Pollard, Denise Galik, Gloria Grahame, Elise Hudson, Robert Ridgely, Charles Napier, Jack Kehoe, Pamela Reed, Charlene Holt, Rick Lenz, Gary Goetzman, Dabney Coleman, Joseph Ragno, John Glover, Gene Borkan, Susan Peretz, Hal Marshall, Sonny Davis, Brendan Kelly, Danny Tucker... More