Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Video, c2004.
1 videodisc (95 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD; Dolby digital mono.
In English, with optional subtitles in French or Spanish.
Paul Le Mat, Jason Robards, Mary Steenburgen, Jack Kehoe, Michael J. Pollard, Pamela Reed, Dabney Coleman, John Glover, Charles Napier.
Writer, Bo Goldman ; producers, Art Linson and Don Phillips ; director, Jonathan Demme ; cinematographer, Tak Fujimoto; music, Bruce Langhorne; editor, Craig McKay.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1980.
Special features: theatrical trailer; audio commentary with director Jonathan Demme and production designer Toby Rafelson; talent bios.
Academy Award (1980): best supporting actress (Steenburgen); best original screenplay.
MPAA rating: R.
Based on a true story, hard-luck milkman Melvin Dummar picks up a bum in the Nevada desert. The old man claims to be Howard Hughes and eight years later, Dummar finds himself a beneficiary in the Hughes will. Dummar becomes an instant celebrity while trying to cash in on the fortune.
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