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
Poor Melvin. All he wanted was to be Milkman of the Month. Instead, he lost his job, his truck, and his wife. Then Howard Hughes left him $156,000,000.
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Did You Know?
The name of the succession document left on Melvin's desk was the "Last Will and Testament of Howard Hughes". This paperwork later became informally known as "The Mormon Will". See more
The scene where Melvin and Linda are gambling in the casino, their young daughter is sitting with them. Minors are strictly forbidden in any casino gaming areas, especially next to the tables. See more
Now listen buddy, you wanna do me a favour?
Depends on what it is.
I wrote this song...
Version of The Carpetbaggers
Performed by Crazy Horse
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