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The Amazing Howard Hughes

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Director  William A. Graham
Music director  Laurence Rosenthal
Country  United States
6.6/10 IMDb

Genre  Biography, Drama
Duration  
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Release date  April 13, 1977 (1977-04-13)
Writer  Noah Dietrich (book), John Gay, Bob Thomas (book)
Nominations  Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Makeup
Cast  Tommy Lee Jones (Howard Hughes), Ed Flanders (Noah Dietrich), James Hampton (Wilbur Peterson), Tovah Feldshuh (Katharine Hepburn)
Similar movies  The Aviator (2004)

The Amazing Howard Hughes is a 1977 American made-for-television biographical film about American aviation pioneer and filmmaker Howard Hughes, based on the book Howard: The Amazing Mr. Hughes by Hughes' business partner Noah Dietrich. The film starred Tommy Lee Jones, Ed Flanders, and Tovah Feldshuh and was made a year after Hughes's death, in 1976, while aboard a private flight to Mexico. It was originally broadcast in two parts on CBS on April 13 and 14, 1977.

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Synopsis

This film recounts the life and times of Howard Hughes, from his being a Hollywood producer and an aviator to a 1946 experimental plane crash that left him with a concussion that left him with brain damage and mental dysfunction, going into his old age and eventual death.

Alternate versions

Some versions of this DVD only contain 130 minutes. The original mini-series contained 185 minutes.

Cast

  • Tommy Lee Jones as Howard Hughes
  • Ed Flanders as Noah Dietrich
  • Lee Purcell as Billie Dove
  • Sorrell Booke as Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia
  • James Hampton as Wilbur Peterson
  • Howard Hesseman as Jenks
  • Tovah Feldshuh as Katharine Hepburn
  • Marla Carlis as Jane Russell
  • Ed Harris as Russ (uncredited)
  • References

    The Amazing Howard Hughes Wikipedia
    The Amazing Howard Hughes IMDb The Amazing Howard Hughes themoviedb.org


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