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Howard the Duck
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Lea Thompson Lea Thompson
Beverly Switzler
Jeffrey Jones Jeffrey Jones
Dr. Walter Jenning
Tim Robbins Tim Robbins
Phil Blumburtt
Ed Gale Ed Gale
Howard T. Duck
Chip Zien Chip Zien
Howard T. Duck
Tim Rose Tim Rose
Howard T. Duck
Steve Sleap Steve Sleap
Howard T. Duck
Peter Baird Peter Baird
Howard T. Duck


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Willard Huyck Willard Huyck
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A very bad movie

5 years, 1 month ago at Jan 9 15:45
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Obviously, I wasn’t expecting much from this flick but I still wanted to check out if it was really so bad. Eventually, it definitely deserved its poor reputation. The main issue is that the whole concept was just seriously misguided. I mean, to make a live-action feature about some anthropomorphic duck was probably one of the worst ideas I have ever heard. Some people might argue that it could ... read more

Thank heavens for KFC!

7 years, 1 month ago at Dec 17 17:39
1 vote
I actually read the novel whilst waiting for this movie to go on general release. The story that came from the pages was entertaining, clever and in places I actually laughed out loud at the humour contained within the lines. I was so eager to get to the cinema!

Sadly the movie ‘Howard the duck’ was a travesty. Anyone who also has endured this movie will know just how disappoi... read more

"AH... HOWARD THE DUCK" by Dane Youssef

6 years, 5 months ago at Sep 1 4:34
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by Dane Youssef


Wow... what can possibly be said about this movie that hasn't already be said a thousand times? It almost seems redundant and tiresome to keep shooting such an already over-satirized target... though this movie took moments off my life I will never have back. I watched it simply to see what all the fuss was about.

I understand now...
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In this film based on the comic book character, Howard the Duck is suddenly beamed from Duckworld, a planet of intelligent ducks with arms and legs, to Earth, where he lands in Cleveland. There he saves rocker Beverly (Lea Thompson) from thugs and forms a friendship with her. She introduces him to Phil (Tim Robbins), who works at a lab with scientist Dr. Jenning (Jeffrey Jones). When the doctor attempts to return Howard to his world, Jenning instead transfers an evil spirit into his own body.
Release date: 1 August 1986
Tags: Sci-fi (14), Comedy (11), Fantasy (10), Adventure (7), Animals (6), Alien (6), Based On Comic (5), 1986 (5), Marvel (4), 1980s (4), Superhero (4), Marvel Comics (3), Adaptation (3), Science Fiction (3), Bird (2), Talking Animal (2), Beastly (2), Concert Scene (2), Box Office Flop (2), Read The Book (1)
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" Directed by Willard Huyck Starring Lea Thompson, Jeffrey Jones, Tim Robbins, Ed Gale, Tim Rose, Jordan Prentice, Thomas Dolby, Holly Robinson Peete, Liz Sagal, Paul Guilfoyle, Dominique Davalos, Richard Edson, Debbie Lee Carrington, Miguel Sandoval, David Paymer, and voices of Chip Zinn, Mel Blanc, and Richard Kiley "


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“I figured that it was finally time to check this out after several years of hearing how ridiculous and nonsensical it is. It has a few surprising cast members that I didn't know about and some I did. The pop culture references replaced with the ducks was cheesy, but I think for the time was actually kind of fun. The acting is over the top which with a movie about a humanoid duck it should be expected. The fight scenes were definitely of the 80s slapstick type. It had it's cute and funny moments though. I have to say Lea Thompson is the best thing about this. I'm sure if I was born in the 70s she would have definitely been one of my crushes. On an unrelated not she is still pretty attractive. The villain kind of reminded me of the look and feel of the villain from Men in Black. Anyways it i” read more

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"Howard landed on Earth on 8 September. It was on that date in 1966 that Star Trek premiered on NBC. Popular vocalist Tori Amos auditioned for the part of Beverly Switzler, eventually played by Lea Thompson. According to reports at the time of the movie's release, George Lucas was heavily in debt (having just built the $50-million Skywalker Ranch complex) and was counting on this film to get him back in the black. When it bombed, he was forced to start selling off assets to stay afloat. His f"


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"How do I list thee? Let me count the ways..... 1) Full frontal female duck nudity. 2) Human on duck violence. 3) A less than pleasant depiction of Cleveland, Ohio. 4) Hunters shooting at Howard. 5) Really awkward sex scene between Howard and Beverly. 6) The creepy implied relationship between Howard and Beverly. 7) Playduck magazine?"


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"June 25 This was pretty bad. The movie started out bad, but the movie became laughably bad when the doctor got possessed and talked in a ridiculous voice. In my opinion, this is one of those films that are so bad that you have to see for yourself."


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