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Release Date:
13 April 1977 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Howard Hughes is a driven man who amassed wealth and recognition as a Hollywood mover and shaker, aviation giant and man of mystery. | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Won Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination See more »
NewsDesk:
(3 articles)
Rocky Moriana, Sound & Music Supervisor, Dies at 86
 (From Variety - TV News. 18 February 2014, 2:20 PM, PST)

Link Riot: First Look at 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For'
 (From NextMovie. 19 February 2013, 4:00 AM, PST)

Film Composer Strauss Dies
 (From WENN. 18 February 2011, 4:11 AM, PST)

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MUCH better than (bleeech!) The Aviator! See more (5 total) »

Cast

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Tommy Lee Jones ... Howard Hughes
Ed Flanders ... Noah Dietrich

James Hampton ... Wilbur Peterson

Tovah Feldshuh ... Katharine Hepburn

Lee Purcell ... Billie Dove
Jim Antonio ... George

Sorrell Booke ... Fiorello LaGuardia
Marty Brill ... Lewis Milestone
Marla Carlis ... Jane Russell

Lee de Broux ... Jimmy (as Lee Jones-de Broux)
Roy Engel ... Production Manager
Arthur Franz ... Barnes

Denise Galik ... Shirley Whitehead (as Denise Gal)

Howard Hesseman ... Jenks
Tannis G. Montgomery ... Mrs. Hughes (as Tannis Montgomery)
Walter O. Miles ... Gen. Hap Arnold
Garry Walberg ... Henry J. Kaiser
Carol Bagdasarian ... Jean Peters
Bart Burns ... Robert Maheu

Thayer David ... Floyd Odlum
Barry Atwater ... Sen. Brewster
William Dozier ... Sen. Ferguson
Barney Phillips ... Saunders
James Bacon ... Himself (as Jim Bacon)
John S. Ragin ... McKenna
John Lupton ... Mayor
Art Gilmore ... Newsreel Announcer
Ray Ballard ... Forbes
Robert Baron ... Lewis
James Beach ... Assistant Cutter

Morgan Brittany ... Ella Hughes

Susan Buckner ... Jean Harlow
Ray Buktenica ... Public Relations Man
Sid Conrad ... Gresham
Jack Denbo ... Chauffeur
Johnny Dennis ... Cutter
Steve Doubet ... Harris

Shay Duffin ... Butler
S. John Launer ... Doctor (as S. J. Louner)
Joel Lawrence ... Emcee
Jim McKrell
Glenn Miller ... Pilot
Myron Natwick
Kim O'Brien
Andy Romano ... Roy Cruickshank
Jette Seear ... Greta Nissen (as Jetta Seear)
John Bellah ... Station Attendant
Thom Carney ... Guard
Peter Dane ... Rudy DeMarco
Hal England ... Reeves
Gene Handsaker ... Himself

Ed Harris ... Russ
Ted Hartley ... Attorney
Wayne Heffley ... Dr. Bergman
Russ McGinn ... Sheriff
Marvin G. Miles ... Himself
Ken Sansom ... Hospital Administrator
Ken Scott ... Vernon Scott
Dave Shelley ... Government Official
Wayne Thomas ... Himself
Jerome Thor ... Counsel
Bert Williams ... Mr. Hardesty
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tom Falk ... Pilot
Ben Hammer ... Dr. Palmer

Stephen Manley (as Stephan Manley)

Deborah Dutch ... The Nurse (uncredited)
Luther Fear ... #2 Chauffer driving Rolls-Royce (uncredited)

Jimmy Williams ... Fireman at Crash Site (uncredited)
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Directed by
William A. Graham 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Noah Dietrich  book "Howard: The Amazing Mr. Hughes"
John Gay 
Bob Thomas  book "Howard: The Amazing Mr. Hughes"

Produced by
Paul Cameron .... co-producer
Sudy Dostal .... associate producer
Roger Gimbel .... executive producer
Herbert Hirschman .... producer
 
Original Music by
Laurence Rosenthal 
 
Cinematography by
Jules Brenner 
Michael D. Margulies  (as Michael Margulies)
 
Film Editing by
Aaron Stell 
 
Production Design by
Stan Jolley 
 
Set Decoration by
Ray Molyneaux  (as Raymond Molyneaux)
 
Makeup Department
Hank Edds .... makeup artist
Lola 'Skip' McNalley .... hair stylist
Lynn F. Reynolds .... makeup artist
Michael Westmore .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Mike Salamunovich .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mike Salamunovich .... first assistant director
Charles Ziarko .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Horst Grandt .... property master
 
Sound Department
Willie D. Burton .... sound (as Willie Burton)
Bill Jackson .... sound editor
Jerry Pirozzi .... sound editor
Don Higgins .... sound editor (uncredited)
John Kline .... sound editor (uncredited)
Dick Le Grand .... sound editor (uncredited)
Michael O'Corrigan .... sound editor (uncredited)
Jerry Rosenthal .... sound editor (uncredited)
John Strauss .... sound editor (uncredited)
Jim Yant .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mike Sweeten .... camera operator
Serge Poupis .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Frank Novak .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Milton Citron .... assistant editor
Ronald J. Fagan .... additional editor (as Ronald Fagan)
 
Music Department
Rocky Moriana .... music editor
Steve Livingston .... music editor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Paul Casella Jr. .... transportation (as Paul Casella)
 
Other crew
Edward J. Duffy .... location manager
Lynda Karjola .... production coordinator (as Lynda L. Karjola)
Cynnie Troup .... script supervisor
Orin Kennedy .... production assistant (uncredited)
Art Scholl .... pilot (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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215 min | USA:123 min (DVD version)
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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Factual errors: 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 »
Movie Connections:
References Two Arabian Knights (1927)See more »

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26 out of 36 people found the following review useful.
MUCH better than (bleeech!) The Aviator!, 7 July 2005
Author: marky_atl from Atlanta, GA, USA

There's just no comparison between this excellent made-for-TV movie and the awful soap opera Aviator. And talk about casting... HRH was a long, tall (over 6') Texan with a southern drawl. So who does Scorsese pick? A short, blond, blue-eyed kid - di Caprio. On the other hand, Tommy Lee Jones was right on. Looked like Hughes, sounded like Hughes, etc, etc. Oh, and Ed Flanders was MUCH more believable in the role of Noah Dietrich than John Reilly.

Both NetFlix and Blockbuster.com have it. If you prefer a chic flick with lots of romance and stories that focus about the women in his life, then Aviator wins. But if you really want to know about HRH, the Las Vegas acquisitions, the Glomar Explorer, etc, then The Amazing Howard Hughes is a far better choice.

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