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The Amazing Howard Hughes (1977)

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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Noah Dietrich
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Wilbur Peterson
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Katharine Hepburn
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Billie Dove
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George
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Fiorello LaGuardia
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Lewis Milestone
Marla Carlis ...
Jane Russell
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Jimmy (as Lee Jones-de Broux)
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Barnes
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Shirley Whitehead (as Denise Gal)
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Jenks
Tannis G. Montgomery ...
Mrs. Hughes (as Tannis Montgomery)
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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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13 April 1977 (USA)  »

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As already noted, Warren Beatty turned down $1 million to play this part and later produced and stared in his own Howard Hughes pic, "Rules Don't Apply". See more »

Goofs

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 »

Crazy Credits

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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Version of The Carpetbaggers (1964) See more »

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Excellent Biopic
25 March 2016 | by See all my reviews

This film has been and will continue to be compared to "The Aviator" - a film that frankly bored me. "The Amazing Howard Hughes" looked and felt real because it focused upon Hughes as a real life flesh and blood man and used few if any cinematic tricks. Tommy Lee Jones made a very credible Howard Hughes from his physique down to his accent.

I am interested by the actual business dealings of Hughes and those around him rather than his marriages and affairs. Afterall, there have been many playboy millionaires in America's history but only one Howard Hughes. It wasn't the romances that made Hughes particularly interesting and this film didn't focus on them in the way "The Aviator did. For me, this was a positive.


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