The Amazing Howard Hughes (1977)

The Amazing Howard Hughes





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Taking over the already profitable Hughes tool company from his deceased father, the teenaged Howard Hughes (Tommy Lee Jones) turns the operation into a billion-dollar business. Along the way, he dabbles in film production, romancing such Hollywood lovelies as Katharine Hepburn (Tovah Feldshuh) and Billie Dove (Lee Purcell). Fame becomes notoreity as Hughes embarks on such projects as the "bosom western" The Outlaw and the "Spruce Goose." He also defiantly stands up to the HUAC-only to become … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Television
Directed By:
Written By: John Gay
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 25, 2003



as Howard Hughes

as Noah Dietrich

as Jean Peters

as Wilbur Peterson

as Fiorello LaGuardia

as Katharine Hepburn

as Floyd Odlum

as Barnes

as Shirley Whitehead

as Dr. Bergman

as Billie Dove

as Council

as Patrolman

as Ella Hughes

as Public Relations Man
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Howard Hughes is deserving of a quality biopic, and this one at least presents clearer observations than "The Aviator." Most notable is Jones's physical transformation, through both performance and make-up. The tone of the filmmaking appropriately compliments the period as well. What brings it down most is the editing - Hughes was so eccentric it's hard to decide what must be left in and what can be omitted.


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