Howard the Duck

Howard the Duck (1986)

More adventure than humanly possible.

  • Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Science Fiction
  • Release Date: 1986-08-01
  • User Rating: 5.4/10 from 968 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 50min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Lucasfilm Ltd.
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Willard Huyck
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A scientific experiment unknowingly brings extraterrestrial life forms to the Earth through a laser beam. First is the cigar smoking drake Howard from the duck's planet. A few kids try to keep him from the greedy scientists and help him back to his planet. But then a much less friendly being arrives through the beam...

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  • Lea Thompson

    as Beverly Switzler
  • Jeffrey Jones

    as Dr. Walter Jenning
  • Tim Robbins

    as Phil Blumburtt
  • Ed Gale

    as Howard T. Duck
  • Chip Zien

    as Howard T. Duck (voice)
  • Tim Rose

    as Howard T. Duck
  • Steve Sleap

    as Howard T. Duck
  • Peter Baird

    as Howard T. Duck
  • Mary Wells

    as Howard T. Duck
  • Lisa Sturz

    as Howard T. Duck
  • Jordan Prentice

    as Howard T. Duck
  • Paul Guilfoyle

    as Lieutenant Welker
  • Liz Sagal

    as Ronette
  • Dominique Davalos

    as Cal
  • Holly Robinson Peete

    as K.C.
  • Tommy Swerdlow

    as Ginger Moss
  • Richard Edson

    as Ritchie
  • Miles Chapin

    as Carter
  • Richard McGonagle

    as First Cop
  • Virginia Capers

    as Coramae
  • Debbie Lee Carrington

    as Additional Ducks (voice)
  • Jorli McLain

    as Waitress
  • Miguel Sandoval

    as Club Owner
  • Sheldon Feldner

    as Hot Tub Spa Owner
  • Lee Anthony

    as Grossbach
  • Paul Comi

    as Dr. Chapin
  • Maureen Coyne

    as Teacher
  • James Lashly

    as State Trooper
  • Tom Parker

    as Steve Kanelli
  • Ed Holmes

    as TV Duck Hunter
  • David Paymer

    as Larry, Scientist
  • William Hall

    as Hanson
  • Denny Delk

    as Sergeant
  • Martin Ganapoler

    as First Trucker
  • Tom Rayhall

    as Second Trucker
  • Gary Littlejohn

    as Third Trucker
  • Thomas Dolby

    as Bartender in Rock Club
  • Kristopher Logan

    as Punk
  • Reed Kirk Rahlmann

    as Bender
  • John Fleck

    as Pimples
  • William McCoy

    as Skin Head
  • Steven Kravitz

    as Lover Boy
  • Anne Tofflemire

    as Lover Girl
  • Marcia Banks

    as Mama Biker
  • Nancy Fish

    as Bag Lady
  • Monty Hoffman

    as Club Bouncer
  • Ted Kurtz

    as Kirby
  • Wood Moy

    as Chef
  • Wanda McCaddon

    as Hostess
  • James Brady

    as First Tour Guide
  • Carol McElheney

    as Screaming Woman
  • Jeanne Lauren

    as Bear
  • Richard Kiley

    as The Cosmos (voice)
  • Mel Blanc

    as Daffy Duck (voice)
Directing Willard Huyck Director
Writing Gloria Katz Screenplay
Editing Sidney Wolinsky Editor
Editing Michael Chandler Editor
Writing Willard Huyck Screenplay
Sound John Barry Original Music Composer
Camera Richard H. Kline Director of Photography
Production George Lucas Executive Producer
Production Gloria Katz Producer
Visual Effects Phil Tippett Visual Effects
Visual Effects Phil Tippett Creature Design
Crew Don Ruffin Stunts
Sound Ben Burtt Sound Effects Editor
Sound Randy Thom Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Ben Burtt Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Visual Effects Michael J. McAlister Visual Effects Supervisor
Sound Randy Thom Sound Designer
Sound Gary Summers Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Production Robert Latham Brown Production Manager
Production Richard Hashimoto Production Manager
Directing Dan Kolsrud First Assistant Director
Directing Patrick Cosgrove Second Assistant Director
Directing L. Dean Jones Jr. Second Assistant Director
Crew Phillip Norwood Visual Effects Art Director
Directing Louise Jaffe Script Supervisor
Directing Thomas J. Wright Second Unit Director
Camera Bobby Byrne Second Unit Director of Photography
Crew Everett Creach Stunt Coordinator
Art Mark Billerman Art Direction
Art Blake Russell Art Direction
Art Harley Jessup Assistant Production Design
Art John Warnke Assistant Art Director
Art Jim Pohl Set Designer
Art Pamela Marcotte Set Designer
Production Chuck Roseberry Production Assistant
Art Phil Abramson Set Decoration
Art Jim Poynter Leadman
Art Robert Krume Construction Coordinator
Art Robert Bonino Construction Foreman
Art Stacey S. McIntosh Construction Foreman
Art Dwight Williams Construction Foreman
Sound Christopher Brooks Supervising Music Editor
Sound Gloria S. Borders Supervising Sound Editor
Production Rory Enke Location Manager
Writing Steve Gerber Characters
Costume & Make-Up Gracie Atherton Makeup Artist
Art Peter Jamison Production Design
Crew Bob Herron Stunts
Editing John Watson Assistant Editor
Crew Debbie Lee Carrington Stunts
Sound Thomas Dolby Songs