Howard the Duck

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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...

  1. Willard Huyck

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Gloria Katz


Top Billed Cast

  1. Lea Thompson

    Lea Thompson

    Beverly Switzler

  2. Jeffrey Jones

    Jeffrey Jones

    Dr. Walter Jenning

  3. Tim Robbins

    Tim Robbins

    Phil Blumburtt

  4. Ed Gale

    Ed Gale

    Howard T. Duck

  5. Holly Robinson Peete

    Holly Robinson Peete

    K.C., Cherry Bomb

  6. David Paymer

    David Paymer

    Larry, Scientist

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 50m

Budget $37,000,000.00

Revenue $37,962,774.00

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Release Information

  • August 1, 1986
    PG, Theatrical



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