Ricky the Duck

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When I started working in Hollywood, in the early 1990's, people were still talking about a movie called Howard the Duck, which was a comedy about a duck, named Howard, that was produced by George Lucas, and released in 1986 to an astounding and undeniable thud. Howard the Duck was a big flop, and years later people still used it as shorthand to describe a movie's performance, as in: the picture didn't do well, but we're not in Howard the Duck territory...



Rob Long