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Doctor Detroit (1983)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  14 November 1983 (Sweden)
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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 overview, first billed only:
Clifford Skridlow / Doctor Detroit
Smooth Walker
Monica McNeil
Lydia Lei ...
Jasmine Wu
Diavolo Washington
Thelma Cleland
Karen Blittstein
John A. Maloney ...
Pershing P. Anderson ...
William Munchow ...
Professor Artel
Ed Meekin ...
Professor Durant (as Edward Meekin)
Rudolph Kovar ...
Carson (as Rudolf Kovar)
Kate Murtagh ...
Peter Elbling ...


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 <>

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He's making the world safe for insanity.




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14 November 1983 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Dr. Detroit  »

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Did You Know?


Second consecutive movie where actor Dan Aykroyd had sported blonde hair which he had in his previous movie Neighbors (1981). See more »


Handle on the passenger-side roof of the tow truck, not duplicated on the drivers-side of the roof (obvious prop). A low camera angle used to conceal the prop. See more »


Johnny: I'm gonna kick your ass!
Clifford Skridlow: [as Doctor Detroit] I warn you, I'm a chiropractor! I will use my skills negatively!
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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 »


References Deep Throat (1972) See more »


Yo Skridlow
Performed by T.K. Carter and Dan Aykroyd
Courtesy of Backstreet Records
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One of My All-Time Favorites!
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I actually grew up watching this movie. No, my parents didn't neglect me. They just understood good comedy - even when it involved hookers. I loved this movie even though I didn't understand half of the jokes. It began my lifelong love affair with James Brown at the tender age of seven. I would run around the house singing "Get Up Offa That Thing", entertaining my whole family. As I got older I could appreciate the humor and that made it all the better. In my eyes this will always be a classic, and I will continue to subject my friends to it's VHS (formerly Beta) greatness. And P.S. I am so sad that it is not available on DVD yet.

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