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Doctor Detroit (1983)

R | | Comedy | 6 May 1983 (USA)
A timid college professor, conned into posing as a flamboyant pimp, finds himself enjoying his new occupation on the streets.

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Smooth Walker
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Monica McNeil
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Jasmine Wu
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John A. Maloney ...
Commodore
Pershing P. Anderson ...
Stretch
William Munchow ...
Professor Artel
Ed Meekin ...
Professor Durant (as Edward Meekin)
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Rudolph Kovar ...
Carson (as Rudolf Kovar)
Kate Murtagh ...
Mom
Peter Elbling ...
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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6 May 1983 (USA)  »

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Dr. Detroit  »

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$10,375,893 (USA)
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Trivia

First movie that actor Dan Aykroyd made after his comedic buddy John Belushi had passed away. See more »

Goofs

The passenger side mirror on the tow truck is in a different position before (collapsed against the door) and after (away from the door) the doctor jumps aboard. See more »

Quotes

Karen Blittstein: 'Morning, Stretch. Are you getting taller or did I break a heel?
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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

Referenced in We're All Devo (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Get Up Offa That Thing / Doctor Detroit
Performed by James Brown
Courtesy of Backstreet Records
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One of My All-Time Favorites!
6 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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