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Melvin and Howard Movie

80s Film Summary for Melvin and Howard


An 80s movie about good karma A manís bad luck streak comes to an end.

Melvin and Howard DVD


Melvin Dummaís (Paul Le Mat) life canít get any worse. He loses his jobs quite often and is just unlucky with everything that he does in the movie Melvin and Howard.

But, there is some good in Melvin. In fact, there is enough good in him for him to save Howard Hughes (played by Jason Robards), an old man who was involved in a motorcycle accident in the movie Melvin and Howard. When Howard dies, Melvin gets part of his estate.


Howard Hughes - Jason Robards
Melvin Dummar - Paul Le Mat
Darcy Dummar - Elizabeth Cheshire
Lynda Dummar - Mary Steenburgen
Clark Taylor - Chip Taylor
Bus Depot Counterman - Melvin E Dummar
Little Red - Michael J Pollard
Lucy - Denise Galik-Furey
1st Go-Go Club Owner - Gene Borkan
Go-Go Dancers: Lesley Margret Burton
Wendy Lee Couch
Marguerite Baierski
Janice King
Deborah Ann Klein
Theodora Thomas


The film Melvin and Howard won an Academy Award.

Melvin and Howard also picked up the Golden Globe Award.

Academy Awards:

Jason Robards won for Best Actor In A Supporting Role for the role of Howard Hughes in Melvin and Howard.

Mary Steenburgen won for Best Actress In A Supporting Role for the role of Lynda Dummar in Melvin and Howard.

80's Film Facts:

The Movie Melvin and Howard was released to theatres on 10/24/1980 by Universal, and grossed $4,309,490 at the box office in the US.

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