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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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Howard T. Duck (voice)
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Steve Sleap ...
Peter Baird ...
Mary Wells ...
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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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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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Trapped in a world he never made. See more »


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1 August 1986 (USA)  »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

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$16,295,774 (USA)
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Trivia

Names of duck films on movie posters seen in the picture were "Splashdance" (title spoofing Flashdance (1983)) and "Breeders of the Lost Stork" (title parodying Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)). 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

Beverly: Excuse me, are you in charge here?
Lieutenant Welker: Yeah, why?
Beverly: Well, I want to know why they're harassing Howard.
Lieutenant Welker: Who's Howard?
Beverly: He had nothing to do with it. Howard, Howard is just an innocent, um...
Lieutenant Welker: "Thing"?
Beverly: No. Duck.
Lieutenant Welker: Just an innocent duck?
[Beverly nods]
Lieutenant Welker: [to Officer Hanson] No wonder why I'm asking for early retirement.
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Referenced in Best Worst Movie (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Howard the Duck
Written by Thomas Dolby, Allee Willis and George Clinton
Performed by Lea Thompson, Holly Robinson Peete (as Holly Robinson), Dominique Davalos,
Liz Sagal, Thomas Dolby and George Clinton
Produced by Thomas Dolby
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Obvious Huyck and Katz never read the strip.
29 June 2006 | by (Raleigh, NC, USA) – See all my reviews

When I was in college, I regularly laughed my butt off reading S. Clay Wilson's "The Checkered Demon" comics. You see, there was this demon who wore checkered pants, and he got involved in all sorts of gross situations, mostly involving scatological humor, severed limbs and organs, and sexual acts.

Doesn't translate very well, does it? The same thing must have happened when Lucas (or whoever) went to screenwriters Huyck and Katz and asked them to do a treatment of Gerber's "Howard the Duck" strip. H & K apparently had no idea of the type of humor the strip used, or at what demographic it was pitched. The result is a kiddie move that tries hard to be adult in all the wrong ways. The satire and keen observation of the original strip disappear completely. I keep expecting The Goonies to wander in at any moment.

A VERY bad movie, though probably made with good intentions.


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