Howard the Duck

Howard the Duck

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Director: Willard Huyck, Lea Thompson, Jeffrey Jones, Tim Robbins

Cast: Willard Huyck, Lea Thompson, Jeffrey Jones, Tim Robbins

     
 

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In this sci-fi comedy from executive producer George Lucas, Howard the Duck is an extra-terrestrial fowl who is accidentally beamed to earth by physicist Dr. Jenning (Jeffrey Jones) and his assistant Phil (Tim Robbins). The two go looking for Howard and find him in the home of Beverly Switzer (Lea Thompson), who was rescued by the interstellar duck from some

Overview

In this sci-fi comedy from executive producer George Lucas, Howard the Duck is an extra-terrestrial fowl who is accidentally beamed to earth by physicist Dr. Jenning (Jeffrey Jones) and his assistant Phil (Tim Robbins). The two go looking for Howard and find him in the home of Beverly Switzer (Lea Thompson), who was rescued by the interstellar duck from some mean-looking thugs. Beverly and Phil are friends, and when the government finds out about Howard, she helps Phil and Dr. Jenning hide him from the authorities until they can zap him back home. In the meantime, several wild chases and spectacular special effects keep the picture rolling along.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/10/2009
UPC:
0025195052306
Original Release:
1986
Rating:
PG
Source:
Universal Studios
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:51:00
Sales rank:
3,744

Special Features

A Look Back at Howard the Duck; Releasing the Duck; Archival featurettes; Teaser trailers

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Lea Thompson Beverly Switzler
Jeffrey Jones Dr. Jenning
Tim Robbins Phil Blumbertt
Ed Gale Howard T. Duck
Chip Zien Howard T. Duck
Paul Guilfoyle Lt. Welker
Tim Rose Howard T. Duck
Steve Sleap Howard T. Duck
Peter Baird Howard T. Duck
Mary Wells Howard T. Duck
Lisa Sturz Howard T. Duck
Jordan Prentice Howard T. Duck
Tommy Swerdlow Ginger Mos
Margarita Fernandez Actor
Jeanne Laruen Bear
Jorli McClain Waitress
Richard McGonagle Cop
Michael Sandoval Club Owner
Felix Silla Stunt Duck
Liz Sagal Ronette
Dominique Davalos Cal
Holly Robinson K.C.
Richard Edson Ritchie
Miles Chapin Carter
Virginia Capers Coramae
Debbie Lee Carrington Additional Duck
Miguel Sandoval Cab Driver
Sheldon Feldner Hot Tub Spa Owner
Lee Anthony Grossbach
Paul Comi Dr. Chapin
Maureen Coyne Teacher
James Lashly State Trooper
Tom Parker TV Reporter
Ed Holmes TV Duck Hunter
David Paymer Larry Scientist
William Hall Hanson
Denny Delk Sergeant
Martin Ganapoler Trucker
Tom Rayhall Trucker
Gary Littlejohn Trucker
Thomas Dolby Bartender in Rock Club
Kristopher Logan Punk
Reed Kirk Rahlmann Bender
John Fleck Pimples
William McCoy Skin Head
Steve Kravitz Lover Boy
Anne Tofflemire Lover Girl
Marcia Banks Mama Biker
Nancy Fish Bag Lady
Monty Hoffman Club Bouncer
Ted Kurtz Kirby
Wood Moy Chef
Wanda McCaddon Hostess
James Brady Tour Guide
Carol McElheney Screaming Woman
Richard Kiley the Cosmos

Technical Credits
Willard Huyck Director,Screenwriter
Phillip Abramson Set Decoration/Design
John Barry Score Composer
Mark Billerman Art Director
Karen Bradley Makeup
Robert Latham Brown Co-producer
Ian Bryce Associate Producer
Michael Chandler Editor
George S. Clinton Songwriter
Dianne Crittenden Casting
Thomas Dolby Songwriter
Sarah Elgart Choreography
Richard Hashimoto Production Manager
Peter Jamison Production Designer
Gloria Katz Producer,Screenwriter
Richard H. Kline Cinematographer
Silvester Levay Score Composer
Frederick Loewe Songwriter
George Lucas Executive Producer
Bob MacDonald Special Effects
Pamela Marcotte Set Decoration/Design
Delbert McClinton Songwriter
Jim Pohl Set Decoration/Design
Blake Russell Art Director
Joe Tompkins Costumes/Costume Designer
Allee Willis Songwriter
Sidney Wolinsky Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Howard the Duck
1. In the Beginning [6:19]
2. No Place to Go [7:37]
3. Personality Dilemma [6:15]
4. Going for Help [7:18]
5. Making a Living [4:36]
6. Space Rabies [5:25]
7. Intense Animal Magnetism [6:52]
8. Arrival Explanation [3:56]
9. Illegal Alien [7:11]
10. Dark Overload of the Universe [8:25]
11. Angry Dinner Crowd [5:47]
12. Takeoff [3:13]
13. Smog Inspection [6:30]
14. To the Rescue [7:05]
15. No Escape [6:14]
16. Laser Destroyed [4:27]
17. New Manager [5:17]
18. End Titles [3:26]

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Howard the Duck 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What can i say that hasnt already been said about talking ducks in movies? it just goes well together, and it most certainly fits here. Howard the Duck captivaes you and never lets you go. From the beginning when the duck is reading 'playduck' magazine to the tear jerking ending when lea thompson kisses howard, you want to see them together forever...but at the end howard does play a wicked guitar, which in my humble opinion makes him the best duck ever in a movie, bar none, if you have a VHS recorder and a dollar rental store around, go out right now and rent it! you wont be disappointed!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Perhaps the greatest film starring a talking duck, of all time! I challenge you to name a worthy challenger. Howard the Duck is just a cool movie, watch it, buy it, and watch it again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A timeless movie. Howard was a movie loved by many children. This DVD is for the inner child in each fan.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My husband had to have this movie... why...I am not sure. It was OK, but not great. Some of it would probably scare little ones, IF they scare easy. It also had some partial nudity that I was NOT expecting, so I don't think it is properly rated.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
yes just like look who's talking but better a talking duck from outer space by the name Howard this movie is pretty funny i mean imange a duck becoming your friend although its just a fanasty real cool
xander61 More than 1 year ago
This is what would happen if ducks were the top of the food chain
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Guest More than 1 year ago
My husband and I both remember this movie from our childhood. We both love it!! And for the price B&N offers it, YOU CAN''T BEAT IT!!