Melvin And Howard (DVD)
Starring: Jason Robards, Paul Le Mat, Mary Steenburgen, Gloria Grahame.
Featuring a star-studded cast boasting three Oscars and a Golden Globe between them, Melvin and Howard tells the delightful, laugh-out-loud and, most importantly, true story of one lucky mans brush with a billionaire. The meeting changed his life forever.
Truckdriver, milkman and aspiring musician Melvin Dummar (Golden Globe-winner Paul Le Mat, American History X) has been down on his luck for what feels like his entire life. He cant keep a job. His wife is threatening to divorce him. And, try as he may, he cant write a hit song.
Driving along the highway late one night, he spots an injured stranger on the side of the road. He offers the man a ride anywhere hed likand the stranger asks to go to Las Vegas. Melvin obliges the man, and they wind up becoming fast friends. Just before he gets out of the car, the man reveals his identity: Howard Hughes (Oscar-winner Jason Robards, All the Presidents Men).
While Melvin has reasons to doubt the man, big news comes on the day of Hughes deatnews that, if true, will give Melvin the life hes always dreamed of
Directed by Oscar-winner Jonathan Demme (Silence of the Lambs) and written by two-time Oscar and Golden Globe-winner Bo Goldman (One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest), Melvin and Howard is one of the sharpest, funniest films youll ever see
Release Date: 4th July 2016
Year of production: 1979
Director: Jonathan Demme
Running Time: 90 min
Cat No: 164470
No Disc: 1