This movie tells the possibly true story of Melvin Dummar. Melvin is a nice guy, but he is a total loser: unlucky, impractical and can't keep a job. One night, however, he helps an old man who has had a motorcycle accident in the desert. Melvin laughs when the old man says he is Howard Hughes, the eccentric multimillionaire. But when Howard Hughes dies, Melvin is mailed a will leaving him part of the estate! Written by
Did You Know?
According to the DVD sleeve notes, the film was "inspired by the true-life story of a Utah service station owner who appeared on Howard Hughes
' will". See more
While the men are in the truck talking, a sandwich being eaten has the bite area alternately changing from one side of the bread between shots. See more
Spoofs Let's Make a Deal
"Love Can't Hold a Ramblin' Man"
Performed by Danny Darst
(as Daniel Dean Darst) See more