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


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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Release Date:

1 August 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Howard  »

Box Office


$35,000,000 (estimated)


$16,295,774 (USA)

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(70 mm prints)| (35 mm prints)


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The cook in the sushi restaurant is wearing an "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" t-shirt, which was another Lucasfilm production written by Willard Huyck and Gloria Katz. See more »


Beverly's umbrella disappears from and re-appears in her bag when she first meets Howard. See more »


Beverly: I don't know where you are now, but I hope you're happier there. This world didn't treat you very good, but you saved it, didn't you?
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Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 11 May 2016 (2016) See more »


Anxiety Montage
Written by Carl W. Stalling and Raymond Scott
Performed by the Carl Stalling Project
Original recording produced by Leon Schlesinger and Chuck Jones
1986 mix produced by Hal Willner for Deep Creek Productions and Greg Ford
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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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