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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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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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Trivia

Tommy Lee Jones bagged the lead role for $25,000 when Warren Beatty turned down a $1 million paycheck to play the part of Howard Hughes. 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 »

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 »

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References Two Arabian Knights (1927) See more »

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MUCH better than (bleeech!) The Aviator!
7 July 2005 | by marky_atlSee all my reviews

There's just no comparison between this excellent made-for-TV movie and the awful soap opera Aviator. And talk about casting... HRH was a long, tall (over 6') Texan with a southern drawl. So who does Scorsese pick? A short, blond, blue-eyed kid - di Caprio. On the other hand, Tommy Lee Jones was right on. Looked like Hughes, sounded like Hughes, etc, etc. Oh, and Ed Flanders was MUCH more believable in the role of Noah Dietrich than John Reilly.

Both NetFlix and Blockbuster.com have it. If you prefer a chic flick with lots of romance and stories that focus about the women in his life, then Aviator wins. But if you really want to know about HRH, the Las Vegas acquisitions, the Glomar Explorer, etc, then The Amazing Howard Hughes is a far better choice.


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