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The Amazing Howard Hughes (1977)

Howard Hughes is a driven man who amassed wealth and recognition as a Hollywood mover and shaker, aviation giant and man of mystery.

Director:

William A. Graham

Writers:

Noah Dietrich (book), John Gay | 1 more credit »
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tommy Lee Jones ... Howard Hughes
Ed Flanders ... Noah Dietrich
James Hampton ... Wilbur Peterson
Tovah Feldshuh ... Katharine Hepburn
Lee Purcell ... Billie Dove
Jim Antonio ... George
Sorrell Booke ... Fiorello LaGuardia
Marty Brill ... Lewis Milestone
Marla Carlis Marla Carlis ... Jane Russell
Lee de Broux ... Jimmy (as Lee Jones-de Broux)
Roy Engel ... Production Manager
Arthur Franz ... Barnes
Denise Galik ... Shirley Whitehead (as Denise Gal)
Howard Hesseman ... Jenks
Tannis G. Montgomery Tannis G. Montgomery ... Mrs. Hughes (as Tannis Montgomery)
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Howard Hughes is a driven man who amassed wealth and recognition as a Hollywood mover and shaker, aviation giant and man of mystery.

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Biography | Drama

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Trivia

Tommy Lee Jones bagged the lead role for $25,000 when Warren Beatty turned down a $1-million offer. Beatty later produced and stared in his own Howard Hughes pic, Rules Don't Apply (2016). See more »

Goofs

What is supposed to be the Hughes XF-11 aircraft is actually a WWII P-38 fighter (however, this is understandable since the real XF-11 would have been unavailable for the movie). See more »

Quotes

Howard Hughes: I'll tell you the truth, Cruickshank, most people just bore me and I don't want to get involved with them.
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Crazy Credits

After the closing credits there is a short News Of The Day newsreel about the Spruce Goose including footage of the real Howard Hughes See more »

Connections

Version of Melvin and Howard (1980) See more »

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Perfect Movie
17 October 2008 | by pierrez-1See all my reviews

This film is outstanding on all levels covered all of Hughes' life which is surprising for a t.v. movie.

Don't ever look for any movie t.v. or not to tell the full story of anyones life.This film was done at a time when there was actually(URGH)truth and balance in media.

I saw this movie with the limited opinion that he was just some nut case and came away with the opinion that he was an extraordinary complicated man who let his ego get the better of him.

There is a message in this film for all of us and that is not to ignore your problems or difficulties.

I feel sorry for younger people who will never get the chance to see a biopic that would tell a persons story as accurately as they could.

At least not one that was made in this country and certainly not one that was done by Americans.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 April 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A lenyűgöző Howard Hughes See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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