Howard the Duck
Howard the Duck ★ 1986 (PG)
Big-budget Lucasfilm adaptation of the short-lived Marvel comic book about an alien, resembling a cigar-chomping duck, who gets sucked into a vortex, lands on Earth and saves it from the Dark Overlords. While he's at it, he befriends a nice young lady in a punk rock band and starts to fall in love. A notorious boxoffice bomb and one of the ‘80s' worst major films, although it seems to work well with children, given the simple storyline and good special effects. 111m/C VHS . Lea Thompson, Jeffrey Jones, Tim Robbins, Elizabeth Sagal, Thomas Dolby, Paul Guilfoyle, Dominique Davalos, Holly Robinson, Tommy Swerdlow, Richard Edson, Miguel (Michael) Sandoval, David Paymer; D: Willard Huyck; W: Willard Huyck, Gloria Katz; C: Richard H. Kline; M: John Barry, Sylvester Levay; V: Chip Zien, Richard Kiley. Golden Raspberries ‘86: Worst Picture, Worst Screenplay.