Melvin and Howard

Melvin and Howard (1980)

Poor Melvin. All he wanted was to be Milkman of the Month. Instead, he lost his job, his truck, and his wife. Then Howard Hughes left him $156,000,000.

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama
  • Release Date: 1980-09-19
  • User Rating: 6.6/10 from 29 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 35min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Universal Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director:
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The story of hard-luck Melvin Dummar, who claimed to have received a will naming him an heir to the fortune of Howard Hughes.

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  • Jason Robards

    as Howard Hughes
  • Paul Le Mat

    as Melvin Dummar
  • Elizabeth Cheshire

    as Darcy Dummar
  • Mary Steenburgen

    as Lynda Dummar
  • Chip Taylor

    as Clark Taylor
  • Michael J. Pollard

    as Little Red
  • Cheryl Smith

    as Patient Ronnie
  • Sonny Carl Davis

    as Milkman George
  • Brendan Kelly

    as Milkman Ralph
  • Joe Spinell

    as Go-Go Club Owner #2
  • Dabney Coleman

    as Judge Keith Hayes
  • Pamela Reed

    as Bonnie Dummar
  • Charles Napier

    as Ventura
  • Jack Kehoe

    as Jim Delgado
  • Robert Ridgely

    as Wally, Host of "Easy Street"
  • Gloria Grahame

    as Mrs. Sisk
  • Rick Lenz

    as Attorney
  • John Glover

    as Attorney Freese
  • Martine Beswick

    as Realty Agent
  • Melvin E. Dummar

    as Bus Depot Counterman
Production Art Linson Producer
Directing Jonathan Demme Director
Crew Tak Fujimoto Cinematography
Writing Bo Goldman Writer
Editing Craig McKay Editor
Art Robert Gould Set Decoration
Production Michael Chinich Casting
Production Don Phillips Producer
Sound Bruce Langhorne Music
Art Toby Carr Rafelson Production Design
Art Richard Sawyer Art Direction