Comedy-adventure about a fast-talking, cigar-chomping, beer-loving duck from another dimension who somehow winds up in Cleveland and has run-ins with punk rockers, motorcycle mamas and the all-powerful overlord who make him wish he were back on his own duck planet.
Howard, a wise-cracking duck from outer space, is brought to earth by a science experiment gone wrong. He attempts to fit in with his new surroundings while romancing a young punk-rock singer, but finds his new-found happiness threatened by the Dark Overlords who were also freed by the ill-fated experiment.
Color by DeLuxe. Other performers who played Howard the Duck: Chip Zien, Tim Rose, Steve Sleap, Peter Baird, Mary Wells, Lisa Sturz, and Jordan Prentice. Phillip Norwood was the visual effects art director. Estimated budget: $22-50 million.
"...There is an abundant amount of special effects wizardry....Thomas Dolby's songs written for Cherry Bomb's club sets are catchy..." - 08/06/1986 Variety
"...Thompson is an absolute beacon of warmth, common sense, intelligence and loveliness..." - 08/01/1986 Los Angeles Times, p.C1