Plot & Details
In this sci-fi comedy from executive producer George Lucas, Howard the Duck is an extra-terrestrial fowl who is accidentally beamed to earth by physicist Dr. Jenning (Jeffrey Jones) and his assistant Phil (Tim Robbins). The two go looking for Howard and find him in the home of Beverly Switzer (Lea Thompson), who was rescued by the interstellar duck from some mean-looking thugs. Beverly and Phil are friends, and when the government finds out about Howard, she helps Phil and Dr. Jenning hide him from the authorities until they can zap him back home. In the meantime, several wild chases and spectacular special effects keep the picture rolling along.
- MPAA Rating: PG
- Genre(s): Comedy,Science Fiction
- Run Time: 111min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 08/01/1986
- DVD Release Date: 03/10/2009
- Distributor(s): Universal
- Director(s): Willard Huyck
- Starring: Lea Thompson , Jeffrey Jones , Tim Robbins , Ed Gale , Chip Zien
- Themes: Experiments Gone Awry,Fish Out of Water,Finding a Way Back Home,Benign Aliens
- Tone: Fanciful,Gentle,Menacing,Light,Silly
- Keywords: duck, robbery, rock-music, romance, scientist, alien [not human], dimension, world-domination
- Country of Origin: USA (08-01-1986)