The Watching Hour: Howard The Duck
USA, 1986, 111 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Black Comedy, Cult
35mm presentation - In this uncommon sci-fi comedy produced by George Lucas, a cigar-chomping extraterrestrial duck named Howard (voiced by Chip Zien) is accidentally beamed to Earth by a physicist (Jeffrey Jones) and his assistant (Tim Robbins), only to find love with a pretty punk-rock singer (Lea Thompson). The couple's happiness is threatened, however, when government officials and a nasty space thug come looking for Howard.
DIRECTOR: Willard Huyck
Principal Cast: Lea Thompson, Jeffrey Jones, Tim Robbins, Ed Gale, Chip Zien, Timothy M. Rose, Paul Guilfoyle, Liz Sagal, Dominique Davalos, Holly Robinson Peete
US Distributor: Universal Pictures