In this delightful real-life American fable, every loser Melvin Dummar (Paul LeMat) picks up a haggard old man (Jason Robards) in the Nevada desert. Eight years later, the hitchhiker turns out to have been Howard Hughes... who has named Melvin as a beneficiary to his multi-billion dollar fortune. Direction: Jonathan Demme Actors: Jack Kehoe, Jason Robards, Mary Steenburgen. Special Features: Full frame format. Language: English Year: 1981 Runtime: 95 minutes.