Howard the Duck

Howard the Duck (1986)

You will believe that a duck can talk.

  • Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Science Fiction
  • Release Date: 1986-08-01
  • User Rating: 5.4/10 from 880 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
  • Holly Robinson Peete

    as K.C., Cherry Bomb
  • David Paymer

    as Larry, Scientist
  • Paul Guilfoyle

    as Lieutenant Welker
  • Richard Edson

    as Ritchie
  • Dominique Davalos

    as Cal, Cherry Bomb
  • Liz Sagal

    as Ronette, Cherry Bomb
  • Chip Zien

    as Howard T. Duck (voice)
  • Tommy Swerdlow

    as Ginger Moss
  • Miles Chapin

    as Carter
  • Richard McGonagle

    as First Cop
  • Virginia Capers

    as Cora Mae, Secretary
  • Debbie Lee Carrington

    as Additional Ducks
  • Miguel Sandoval

    as Bar Entertainment Supervisor
  • Sheldon Feldner

    as Hot Tub Spa Owner
  • Paul Comi

    as Dr. Chapin
  • James Lashly

    as State Trooper
  • William Hall

    as Officer Hanson
  • John Fleck

    as Pimples
  • Nancy Fish

    as Homeless Bag Lady
  • Wood Moy

    as Chef
  • Kristopher Logan

    as Punk
  • Brandon Erickson

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