Melvin and Howard
In this delightful American fable, everyday loser Melvin (Paul Le Mat) picks up a haggard old man (Jason Robards) in the Nevada desert. Eight years later, the hitchhiker turns out to have been Howard Hughes, who has named Melvin as an heir to his multi-billion dollar fortune. Melvin becomes an instant celebrity and a national punch line, gamely fighting to win the crap shoot that is the American Dream. Mary Steenburgen won an Oscar for her role.
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- Jonathan Demme
- 1981 Golden Globe Awards
- Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
- Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) nominee
- Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) nominee
- Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture nominee
RRestricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1Subtitles
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital MonoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; trailer; filmmakers' commentary; cast and crew information.
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Common Sense Note
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it