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The Amazing Howard Hughes (1977)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Drama  -  13 April 1977 (USA)
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Howard Hughes is a driven man who amassed wealth and recognition as a Hollywood mover and shaker, aviation giant and man of mystery.

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Howard Hughes is a driven man who amassed wealth and recognition as a Hollywood mover and shaker, aviation giant and man of mystery.

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Tommy Lee Jones bagged the lead role for $25,000 when Warren Beatty turned down a $1 million paycheck to play the part of Howard Hughes. See more »

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What is supposed to be the Hughes XF-11 aircraft is actually a WWII P-38 fighter (however, this is understandable since the real XF-11 would have been unavailable for the movie). See more »

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After the closing credits there is a short News Of The Day newsreel about the Spruce Goose including footage of the real Howard Hughes See more »

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About the best film about the man....
11 March 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

While "The Amazing Howard Hughes" lacks the great CGI and beautiful polish of the later Hughes biopic "The Aviator", it is a terrific film--and better in some ways. Unlike "The Aviator", "The Amazing Howard Hughes" gives a much more complete account of the billionaire's life. While it fails to did in as much psychological depth as the later film and doesn't build the same sense of sadness, it is a very full portrait. While both films skip most of his childhood (and this is a shame), this made for TV movie goes from his early career through his final years--living as an insane recluse. In the process, Tommy Lee Jones did a wonderful job--looking and sounding much like the man he was portraying. Overall, a great look at the life of Hughes and one of the best made for TV films of the 1970s. And, not surprisingly, it helped to launch Jones' career to much greater heights. Well worth seeing.


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