Howard the Duck, is a 1986 American science fiction comedy film directed by Willard Huyck starring Lea Thompson, Jeffrey Jones, and Tim Robbins. Based on a Marvel Comics character, the film was produced with George Lucas as executive producer.
After multiple production difficulties and mixed response to test screenings, Howard the Duck was released in theaters on August 1, 1986. Upon its release, the film was a critical and commercial failure, and was criticized for its humor, performances, inconsistent tone, and the appearance of the title character, though the effects and soundtrack were mostly praised.
In the years since, it has been considered among the worst films of all time, but devoleping in the same time a cult following. It was nominated for seven Razzie Awards (winning four), and made about US$38 million compared to its US$30-37 million budget.