Howard the Duck

Synopsis: A scientific experiment unknowingly brings extraterrestrial life forms to the Earth through a laser beam. First is the cigar smoking drake Howard from the duck's planet. A few kids try to keep him from the greedy scientists and help him back to his planet. But then a much less friendly being arrives through the beam...
Director(s): Willard Huyck
Production: Universal Pictures
  5 wins & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
110 min

Hi, honey, this is your mother.

Listen, I know you're very busy...

...with the new job

but please try and call us.

Did you get the birthday

sweater we sent?

We'll be home all weekend.


Howard, Jim here.

We still set for racquet ball on Saturday?

Give me a shout, buddy.


Hi, it's Wendy. I had this really

intense dream last night, Howie.

I was running my fingers through

your feathers, and all of a sudden...

Well, you better

come over tonight...

...and I'll show you

what really happened next.

Ciao for now, Howie.

Hey, Ricky's back with you again

for lots more Dance Frenzy excitement!

Here's couple number three,

our lovely Latin dance team...

...from Wedford Falls.

Charles is a Machinist First Class in the Navy...

...and his darling wife, Madge,

is a blackjack dealer.

Just a super jock dance.

Charles and Madge!

- Come on, let's hear for them, folks.

- What's the matter, George?

Jock itch again?

I've got just the thing.

Here. Why not take a shot

of New Shorts Blaster?

It's guaranteed to wipe out

feather fungus... even the most active crotches.

- Shorts Blaster.

In addition,

you've won a new car!

- But that's not all.

- Nice...

Oh, Fred,

I love you so much.

- It hurts like hell...

- He's dead.


Forget it!


No way!

I'm crazy and

my prices are insane!

Whdid they

interview this mnth?

My little

airbrushed beauty.


Oh n, it's a quake!

I can't get up!

What's ging n here?


did yu hear smething?

I'm such a lucky girl.

I'm in lve.

he Csms.

Cuntless wrlds upn wrlds.

Wrlds withut end.

In these galaxies

every pssible reality exits.

And what is reality n any ne wrld

is mere fantasy n all thers.

Here, all is real

and all is illusin.

What is, what was and

what will be start here with the wrds...

..."in the beginning

there was...

...Hward the Duck!"


I'm a dead duck.

Hey, cme n!


Hey Bender, gn in, Frankenweed.

We finally fund yu a date.

What is this?

Hey! That cstume dn't fI me.

Nkids allwed.

- Cme n, Kid.

- Wait a minute, that's my date!

I said ut f the way!

N, wait!

Yu little creep! Get away from my cart,

yu filthy degenerate!

- Christ, it touched me!

- What the hell is it?

- I wasn't trying anything! Hnest!

- Step n him!

Up and away!

Are yu ready

fr an incredible story?

- Waste it, man, waste it!

- N!

Talk abut a rtten day...

Just saw yur shw!

- Great, thanks.

- Beverly, we lve yur music.

- Bye nw.

- Culd I hae yur autograph n my shirt?

Me to.

On my shrts?

- Real charming. Just gaway, kay?

- We're talking to yu, big rck star!

- Dn't try anything!

- Dn't gsnt nse n us.

- We're yur biggest fans.

- Let me g!

Help smebdy, help!


Cme here, snt nse!

hat's it.

Nmre Mr. Nice Duck!

Let the female creature g!

Every duck's gt his limit, and yu scum

have pushed me ver the line.


dyu like see what I see?

- A talking duck?

- Yeah. hat's it.

I'e been ding tomuch tot.

Sht! Fly away!

Nne laughs

at a master f Quack-F!

Jimmy, yu kay?

Get ff me!

Yu, creep, get ut f here!

Yu're breaking my fingers!

Nw, yu and baby face

are gnna beat it, right, Mr. Zitz?

Befre I get really mad!

Cme n!

Let's get ut f here!

his is bViusly nplace

fr an intelligent, sensitie duck.

his is unreal.

I mean, it can't be.

- hanks.

- Yu're nt really a...

...a duck?

Yu knw, this is beginning to seriusly

undermine my self-esteem.

I'm srry, I guess I shuld thank yu

fr chasing thse guys ff.

- Are yu kay?

- Yeah, sure. Terrific.

I just hae ne giant questin.

Where am I?

Oh well, he lights up there are Ninth Street

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Steve Gerber

Stephen Ross "Steve" Gerber (; September 20, 1947 – February 10, 2008) was an American comic book writer best known for co-creating the satiric Marvel Comics character Howard the Duck and a character-defining run on Man-Thing, one of their monster properties. Other notable works include Omega the Unknown, Marvel Spotlight: "Son of Satan," The Defenders, Marvel Presents: "Guardians of the Galaxy," Daredevil and Foolkiller. Gerber was known for including lengthy text pages in the midst of comic book stories, such as in his graphic novel, Stewart the Rat. Gerber was posthumously inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 2010. more…

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