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Howard the Duck

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Howard the Duck
Everett Collection

Howard the Duck

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG
runtime:
111 minutes
performer:
Lea Thompson, Jeffrey Jones, Tim Robbins, Holly Robinson-Peete
director:
Willard Huyck
distributor:
Universal
author:
Willard Huyck, Gloria Katz
genre:
Comedy, ActionAdventure

We gave it a D

After a clutch of Star Wars and Indiana Jones movies, George Lucas turned his gold-plated producer’s touch to a duck from outer space, Howard the Duck. Huge mistake. Finally making its DVD debut, the notorious flop remains a cautionary tale of big-budget ineptitude. And a bedroom scene between Thompson and her feathered pal is just creepy. Lucas doesn’t turn up on the EXTRAS, where we learn John Cusack auditioned to voice Howard. D

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