The Amazing Howard Hughes

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The Amazing Howard Hughes
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Based on Howard: The Amazing Mr. Hughes by Noah Dietrich
Written by John Gay
Directed by William A. Graham
Starring Tommy Lee Jones
Ed Flanders
Tovah Feldshuh
Lee Purcell
Music by Laurence Rosenthal
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 2
Executive producer(s) Roger Gimbel
Producer(s) Herbert Hirschman
Cinematography Michael Margulies
Editor(s) Aaron Stell
Running time 185 minutes
Production company(s) EMI Television
Roger Gimbel Productions
Distributor CBS
Original network CBS
Original release April 13 – 14, 1977

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.


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.

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


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