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Doctor Detroit (1983)

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A timid college professor, conned into posing as a flamboyant pimp, finds himself enjoying his new occupation on the streets.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Clifford Skridlow / Doctor Detroit
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Smooth Walker
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Monica McNeil
Lydia Lei ...
Jasmine Wu
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Diavolo Washington
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Thelma Cleland
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Karen Blittstein
John A. Maloney ...
Commodore
Pershing P. Anderson ...
Stretch
William Munchow ...
Professor Artel
Ed Meekin ...
Professor Durant (as Edward Meekin)
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Johnny
Rudolph Kovar ...
Carson (as Rudolf Kovar)
Kate Murtagh ...
Mom
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Guptor
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Storyline

Clifford Skridlow teaches at a small Chicago college run by his father. Conned into managing four prostitutes by their pimp, who skips town to escape the mob boss known as Mom, Clifford draws on his course in medieval literature in his quest to save the women from Mom. Written by <rth@ece.arizona.edu>

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He's making the world safe for insanity.

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14 November 1983 (Sweden)  »

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Doctor Detroit  »

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Trivia

The first picture in which Dan Aykroyd got top billing. See more »

Goofs

In the courtroom scene, Cliff is spinning this wild yarn about his and Thema's family in Louisiana and he uses the word 'county' when Louisiana uses parishes, not counties. See more »

Quotes

Clifford Skridlow: [towards the end of a rant as Doctor Detroit] ... Mom, if you want trouble - I am talking about scorched earth, no survival, whole-sale destruction... body-bags and fire TROUBLE
[smashes car windshield]
Clifford Skridlow: then you just keep comin' on!
Mom: You don't know what trouble is, jerkoff!
Clifford Skridlow: Mom, I am going to rip off your head and shit down your neck.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits, we see "Coming soon: Doctor Detroit II, the Wrath of Mom." See more »

Connections

References The Blues Brothers (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Working Girls
Performed by Pattie Brooks and Dan Aykroyd
Courtesy of Backstreet Records
Pattie Brooks appears courtesy of Mirage Records
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The Doctor is "IN"!
6 March 2003 | by (fairview, nj) – See all my reviews

DOCTOR DETROIT (1983) **1/2 Dan Aykroyd, Howard Hesseman, Donna Dixon, Fran Drescher, TK Carter, George Furth, James Brown. Aykroyd has a field day as milquetoast college professor who unwittingly is enlisted by a pimp to assume the identity of a ganglord mack daddy as the eponymous not-to-be-trifled man about town. Frequently funny especially his tete a tete with his archenemy, Mom, in a junk yard: `Mom, I'm gonna rip off your head and s**t down your neck!' Brown's appearance livens things up with a neat, goofy dance spotlight for the antic Aykroyd


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