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Howard the Duck (1986)

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

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5 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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Howard T. Duck (voice)
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Steve Sleap ...
Peter Baird ...
Mary Wells ...
Lisa Sturz ...
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Liz Sagal ...
Ronette, Cherry Bomb
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Cal, Cherry Bomb
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K.C., Cherry Bomb (as Holly Robinson)

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Storyline

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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More adventure than humanly possible. See more »


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PG | See all certifications »

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1 August 1986 (USA)  »

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Howard  »

Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

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$16,295,774 (USA)
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(70 mm prints)| (35 mm prints)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The Evil Overlord is based on the Marvel villain who originally brought Howard to Earth. His full title in the comics is Thog the Nether-Spawn, Overmaster of Sominus. See more »

Goofs

During the diner scene when Dr. Walter Jenning (while being the Dark Lord) sends the man through the window with his energy and the guy lands on a car, you can see that a wire that is attached to the guy. See more »

Quotes

[the diner has turned into turmoil]
Dr. Jenning: [as the Dark Overlord] An evil unlike any you can imagine is about to engulf the Earth.
Waitress: Oh, no, no, we are fighting here all the time.
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Connections

Referenced in Best of the Worst: Wheel of the Worst #11 (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Turn Away
Written by Thomas Dolby and Allee Willis
Performed and Produced by Thomas Dolby
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Roger the Turkey
5 August 2001 | by (Basingstoke England) – See all my reviews

Unfortunately the adult content in this movie makes it entirely unsuitable for the under fives. The only possible audience who might otherwise derive some enjoyment from it.

There are so many fantastic stories that demand a movie, so many actors dying for an opportunity, so many talented directors without the opportunity so how the hell did they end up with this?

Anyone associated with the making of this movie should hang their head in shame. It does not have a single redeeming quality.


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