'"Melvin and Howard" (1980)
starring Paul Le Mat, Jason Robards (Best Supporting Actor nominee for an Oscar), Mary Steenburgen (Oscar for Best Supporting Actress)
This movie tells the possibly true story of Melvin Dummar, a nice guy but a total loser~unlucky, impractical and can't keep a job. One night, he helps an old man who has had a motorcycle accident in the desert. Melvin laughs when the old man says he is Howard Hughes, the eccentric multimillionaire. But, when Hughes dies, Melvin is mailed a will leaving him part of the estate!