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Melvin and Howard
Directed by:
Jonathan Demme

Starring Jason Robards, Paul Le Mat, Elizabeth Cheshire, Mary Steenburgen, Chip Taylor and Melvin E. Dummar, "Melvin and Howard" (also known as "Volta ho incontrato un miliardario, Una", "Melvin und Howard") is a Comedy/Drama film directed by Jonathan Demme, released on September 19 of 1980 in the USA.

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Who is the director of "Melvin and Howard":

Melvin and Howard was directed by Jonathan Demme, an American director, producer, writer, and actor.

Before Melvin and Howard, Jonathan Demme had directed Last Embrace, released in 1979, Fighting Mad (1976), Crazy Mama (1975). Since, he directed Swing Shift, released in 1984, Something Wild (1986), Swimming to Cambodia (1987), The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Philadelphia (1993), and Beloved (1998).

What was the release date of "Melvin and Howard":

Melvin and Howard was first released on Friday, September 19, 1980, in the United States. Also released on this day was Ordinary People (dir. Robert Redford). This was thirty-nine (39) years ago.

It has been released on Friday, April 02, 1982 in Germany.

What is the casting of "Melvin and Howard":

At the casting of Melvin and Howard we find Jason Robards, previously seen in Raise the Titanic (1980) and Caboblanco (1980); Paul Le Mat (More American Graffiti (1979), Aloha, Bobby and Rose (1975)); Elizabeth Cheshire (Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977), Airport '77 (1977)) [ more... ]

  • Jason Robards, Mary Steenburgen, Gene Borkan and Robert Ridgely can be seen in Philadelphia, released in 1993.
  • Susan Peretz and Gene Borkan, Robert Ridgely can be seen in American Raspberry, released in 1977.
  • Mary Steenburgen and Jason Robards also appeared in Parenthood, released in 1989.
  • Mary Steenburgen and Gene Borkan also worked together in Pontiac Moon, released in 1994.

What is the Storyline of "Melvin and Howard":

In the opening scene, Hughes loses control of and crashes his motorcycle in the Nevada desert. That night, he's discovered lying on the side of a stretch of U.S. Highway 95 where Dummar stops his pickup truck so he can relieve himself. The disheveled stranger, refusing to allow the Good Samaritan to take him for medical help, asks him to drive him to Las Vegas. En route, the two engage in stilted conversation until Dummar cajoles his passenger into joining him in singing a Christmas song he wrote. The man [...]

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