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Melvin and Howard (1980)

R
95 min | Comedy, Drama

The story of hard-luck Melvin E. Dummar, who claimed to have received a will naming him an heir to the fortune of Howard Hughes.
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Toby Carr Rafelson (as Toby Rafelson)
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$7,000,000
Gross (US & Canada)
$4,309,490
Gross (World)
$4,309,490
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Release date
Sep 19, 1980 (United States)

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59 cast members
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Jason Robards
Howard Hughes Howard Hughes   See fewer
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Paul Le Mat
Melvin Dummar Melvin Dummar   See fewer
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Elizabeth Cheshire
Darcy Dummar Darcy Dummar   See fewer
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Mary Steenburgen
Lynda Dummar Lynda Dummar   See fewer
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Chip Taylor
Clark Taylor Clark Taylor   See fewer
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Melvin E. Dummar
Bus Depot Counterman Bus Depot Counterman   See fewer
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Michael J. Pollard
Little Red Little Red   See fewer
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Gene Borkan
Go-Go Club Owner #1 Go-Go Club Owner #1   See fewer
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Lesley Margret Burton
Go-Go Dancer Go-Go Dancer   See fewer
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Wendy Lee Couch
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Marguerite Baierski
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Janice King
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Deborah Ann Klein
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Theodora Thomas
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Gloria Grahame
Mrs. Sisk Mrs. Sisk   See fewer
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Elise Hudson
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Robert Ridgely
Wally 'Mr. Love' Williams Wally 'Mr. Love' Williams   See fewer
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Susan Peretz
Chapel Owner Chapel Owner   See fewer
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Robert Wentz
Justice of the Peace Justice of the Peace   See fewer
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Naida Reynolds
Woman Witness Woman Witness   See fewer
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Man Witness Man Witness   See fewer
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Charles Napier
Ventura Ventura   See fewer
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Jack Kehoe
Jim Delgado Jim Delgado   See fewer
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Pamela Reed
Bonnie Dummar Bonnie Dummar   See fewer
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Sonny Carl Davis
Milkman George (as Sonny Davis) Milkman George (as Sonny Davis)   See fewer
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Brendan Kelly
Milkman Ralph Milkman Ralph   See fewer
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Danny Tucker
Milkman Pete Milkman Pete   See fewer
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Shirley Washington
Patient Debbie Patient Debbie   See fewer
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Patient Ronnie Patient Ronnie   See fewer
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Jason Ball
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Martine Beswick
Realty Agent (as Martine Beswicke) Realty Agent (as Martine Beswicke)   See fewer
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Charlene Holt
Mrs. Worth Mrs. Worth   See fewer
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Melissa Williams
Sherry Dummar Sherry Dummar   See fewer
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James Lyle Strong
Gas Station Customer Gas Station Customer   See fewer
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Rick Lenz
Lawyer Lawyer   See fewer
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Gary Goetzman
Melvin's Cousin Fred Melvin's Cousin Fred   See fewer
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John Levin
Reporter (as John M. Levin) Reporter (as John M. Levin)   See fewer
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Kathleen Sullivan
Reporter Reporter   See fewer
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Jack Verbois
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Rob Reece
Lynda's Husband (as Robert Reece) Lynda's Husband (as Robert Reece)   See fewer
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Joseph Ragno
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Joseph Walker Jr.
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Dabney Coleman
Judge Keith Hayes Judge Keith Hayes   See fewer
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Charles Horden
Bailiff Bailiff   See fewer
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Robert S. Holman
Bus Station Traveler (uncredited) Bus Station Traveler (uncredited)   See fewer
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Howard Hughes
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Freeman Love
Clerk (uncredited) Clerk (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joe Spinell
Go-Go Club Owner #2 (uncredited) Go-Go Club Owner #2 (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.8 / 10 | 4,046 votes