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Howard the Duck (1986)

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A sarcastic humanoid duck is pulled from his homeworld to Earth where he must stop an alien invader.

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Howard T. Duck (voice)
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A scientific experiment unknowingly brings extraterrestrial life forms to the Earth through a laser beam. First is the cigar smoking drake Howard from the duck's planet. A few kids try to keep him from the greedy scientists and help him back to his planet. But then a much less friendly being arrives through the beam... Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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A new breed of hero. See more »


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1 August 1986 (USA)  »

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Howard, el superhéroe  »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

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$16,295,774 (USA)
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Second consecutive financial failure for director Willard Huyck whose previous film Best Defense (1984) was also a box-office flop. See more »

Goofs

In the diner scene, a truck driver grabs the key card from Howard and asks "What's this, the key to your duck mobile?" Howard never mentions that it is a key and it being a high-tech gadget, does not resemble a key in any way (especially not to a Mid-'80s truck driver). See more »

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Dr. Jenning: I told you, bird-brain, I am not Jenning anymore! I am now one of the Dark Overlords of the Universe.
Beverly: Hmm, Dark Overlord of the Universe?
Howard T. Duck: That must be quite a responsibility.
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References Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (1969) See more »

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Duckworld Television Muzak
Written and Produced by Thomas Dolby and John Barry
Performed by the Universal Studios Digital Gratification Consort and the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
(song uncredited)
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Death from the skies to all duck hunters!
17 February 2001 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

It still puzzles me today why this movie is so despised by people. There are so many more trash movies out there like the Perfect Storm, the Lost World, and even George Lucas' overblown Episode I, that go on to make tons of money and are total garbage, and yet pretend like they're actually great movies. Howard the Duck is not so egotistical in it's approach. It admits to its campy silliness (I mean c'mon, it's a movie about a talking duck, how can people try to take it seriously?). Needless to say, it's a fun movie because of its schlock factor, and is boosted by its terrific special effects, over the top performances, and fantastic musical score by legendary composer, John Barry. Overall, I consider Howard the Duck perhaps the most unappreciated film of all time, and one the greatest B-movies ever. Go Howard!


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