This movie tells the possibly true story of Melvin E. 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
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When Melvin and Howard are driving the pickup truck into Vegas during the movie opening the drivers side headlight is out. When Howard is driving the truck during the closing both headlights are operating. See more
C'est la vie.
French, Melvin. I used to dream of becoming a French interpreter.
You don't speak French.
I told you it was only a dream.
Referenced in Hard Eight
San Antonio Rose
Written by Bob Wills
Performed by Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
Courtesy of MCA Records See more