Howard the Duck

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Synopsis

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.~ Eleanor Mannikka, All Movie Guide

Cast

  • Lea Thompson
  • Jeffrey Jones
  • Tim Robbins
  • Ed Gale
  • Chip Zien
  • Tim Rose
  • Steve Sleap
  • Peter Baird
  • Mary Wells
  • Lisa Sturz

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Metacritic

63

There's good stuff around the edges of the film -- all that word play and all those visual gags demand that you pay attention lest you miss something even in the slow scenes. But at the center, no magic. [01 Aug 1986, p.D1]

Metacritic review by Bill Cosford
Bill Cosford
Miami Herald