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Release Date:
6 May 1983 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
He's making the world safe for insanity.
Plot:
A timid college professor, conned into posing as a flamboyant pimp, finds himself enjoying his new occupation on the streets. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Dan Aykroyd ... Clifford Skridlow / Doctor Detroit

Howard Hesseman ... Smooth Walker

Donna Dixon ... Monica McNeil
Lydia Lei ... Jasmine Wu

T.K. Carter ... Diavolo Washington

Lynn Whitfield ... Thelma Cleland

Fran Drescher ... Karen Blittstein
John A. Maloney ... Commodore
Pershing P. Anderson ... Stretch
William Munchow ... Professor Artel
Ed Meekin ... Professor Durant (as Edward Meekin)

Hank Salas ... Johnny
Rudolph Kovar ... Carson (as Rudolf Kovar)
Kate Murtagh ... Mom
Peter Elbling ... Guptor

George Furth ... Arthur Skridlow

Nan Martin ... Margaret Skridlow
Peter Aykroyd ... Mr. Frankman

Glenne Headly ... Miss Debbylike
Annabel Armour ... Airline Clerk
Robert Cornthwaite ... Professor Blount
Thomas O. Erhart Jr. ... Dean Swift (as Thomas Erhart Jr.)

Parley Baer ... Judge
Oliver Clark ... Shaky Alcoholic Lawyer
Ben Kronen ... Bailiff
Lance Kinsey ... Street Dude
Lynda Aldon ... Dream Girl
Carla Barbour ... Dream Girl
Sue Bowser ... Dream Girl
Tamara Clarrett ... Dream Girl
Deirdre L. Cowden ... Dream Girl (as Deirdre Cowden)
Deborah Koppel ... Dream Girl
Deanna Joy ... Dream Girl

Toni Naples ... Dream Girl
Roni Michelle ... Dream Girl
Laurie Senit ... Dream Girl

Andrew Duggan ... Harmon Rousehorn
Robert Swan ... Seedy Biker
Frank Rice ... Cop #1 (as Frank G. Rice)

Mike Hagerty ... Cop #2 (as Michael Hagerty)
Eugene Pressman ... Professor Fulsom
Victoria Brown ... Mrs. Fulsom
Ben Frommer ... Faculty Member

John Kapelos ... Rush Street Dude
James Spinks ... Rush Street Dude

James Brown ... Bandleader
Clyde J. Barrett ... Players Ball Dancer (as Clyde Barrett)
Brad Barrios ... Players Ball Dancer
Derrick Brice ... Players Ball Dancer
Patricia Ann Douglas ... Players Ball Dancer
Sonja Haney ... Players Ball Dancer
Bruce Heath ... Players Ball Dancer
Carlton Johnson ... Players Ball Dancer
Ercelle Johnson ... Players Ball Dancer
Keny Long ... Players Ball Dancer
Sioux Marcelli ... Players Ball Dancer
Ade Small ... Players Ball Dancer
Dona Davis-Steckling ... Players Ball Dancer
Blackie Dammett ... Eddie Four Eyes
Vincent J. Isaac ... St. Louis Louis

Steven Williams ... Junior Sweet
Cheryl Carter ... Charlene

Diane Robin ... Rae Ann
Manny Weltman ... Robbi Miller
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Marilyn Corwin ... Dancer (uncredited)
Chuck Richter ... Limo Driver (uncredited)
Glenn R. Schorsch ... Mom's Henchman #3 (uncredited)
Marquerita Wallace ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Pressman 
 
Writing credits
Bruce Jay Friedman (story)

Carl Gottlieb (writer) and
Robert Boris (writer) and
Bruce Jay Friedman (writer)

Produced by
Bernie Brillstein .... executive producer
Peter V. Herald .... associate producer
Robert K. Weiss .... producer
 
Original Music by
Lalo Schifrin 
 
Cinematography by
King Baggot 
 
Film Editing by
Christopher Greenbury 
 
Casting by
Wallis Nicita  (as Wally Nicita)
 
Production Design by
Lawrence G. Paull 
 
Set Decoration by
Hal Gausman  (as Hal G. Gausman)
 
Costume Design by
Betsy Cox 
 
Makeup Department
Dee Crededio .... makeup artist: Chicago (as Delores Crededio)
Joe La Placa .... hair stylist: Chicago (as Joseph La Placa)
Norma Lee .... hair stylist
Jerry O'Dell .... makeup artist
Gina Rylander .... body makeup (as Gina Milano)
Daniel C. Striepeke .... makeup artist (as Dan Striepeke)
Dione Taylor .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Peter V. Herald .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
M. James Arnett .... second unit director
Gary Daigler .... first assistant director
Deborah A. Dell'Amico .... second assistant director
John Flynn .... additional second assistant director
James Giovannetti Jr. .... first assistant director: Chicago (as James Giovanetti)
Doug Metzger .... additional second assistant director
Catherine Wanek .... dga trainee
Robert Yannetti .... dga trainee
 
Art Department
Matty Azzarone .... assistant property master
Ron Esposito .... stand-by painter
Todd Hallowell .... assistant art director
Sherman Labby .... production illustrator
Delane Lytle .... construction coordinator (as Delane E. Lytle)
Pat O'Connor .... property master
Arthur Smedley .... lead man
Kenneth Turek .... props: Chicago
 
Sound Department
Beth Bergeron .... sound editor
Janet Gratz .... assistant sound editor
Glenn Hoskinson .... sound editor
Robert L. Hoyt .... sound re-recordist
Dale R. Janus .... sound: Chicago (as Dale Janus)
William B. Kaplan .... production sound
Marvin I. Kosberg .... looping editor (as Marvin Kosberg)
Stanley H. Polinsky .... sound re-recordist
Earl Sampson .... boom operator
Sam F. Shaw .... sound editor (as Sam Shaw)
John Stacy .... supervising sound editor (as John M. Stacy)
Bruce Stambler .... sound editor
John J. Stephens .... sound re-recordist
Clive Taylor .... sound recordist
John Roesch .... foley artist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Melbourne A. Arnold .... special effects crew (as Mel Arnold)
John Frazier .... special effects supervisor
Greg C. Jensen .... special effects
Robert Phillips .... special effects crew (as Bobby Phillips)
Wayne Rose .... special effects crew
 
Visual Effects by
Bill Taylor .... matte photographer
 
Stunts
M. James Arnett .... stunt coordinator
Bobby Bass .... stunts
Pamela Bebermeyer .... stunts (as Pam Bebermeyer)
Janet Brady .... stunts
Jophery C. Brown .... stunts (as Jophery Brown)
Debbi A. Davison .... stunts (as Debbi Davison)
Justin De Rosa .... stunts
Stephanie Epper .... stunts
Gary Hymes .... stunts
Tyann Means .... stunts
Jonathan Pendragon .... stunts (as Jonathan Yarbrough)
J.N. Roberts .... stunts
Peter Stader .... stunts (as Peter T. Stader)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Andrew Aguilar .... grip
Chico Anzures .... grip
George Bouillet .... director of photography: Chicago second unit
Gary Brandenburg .... grip
Tom Cantrell .... electrician
Jim Coe .... still photographer: Chicago (as James Coe)
Joseph Cosko Jr. .... second assistant camera
Roger Gebhard .... first assistant camera (as Roger F. Gebhard)
Marlin Hall .... key grip
Charles Hatcher .... dolly grip (as Chuck Hatcher)
George Holmes .... gaffer
Christopher Ishii .... camera trainee (as Chris Ishii)
Larry Keys .... best boy
George Knight .... grip
Allen Marshall .... electrician
Rexford L. Metz .... aerial photographer (as Rex Metz)
Bob Mundell .... best boy (as Robert Mundell)
Ken Nelson .... gaffer: Chicago
Keith Pallant .... electrician
Brian Smith .... grip
Dennis Smith .... camera operator (as Dennis L. Smith)
Phil Stern .... still photographer
William Stuebe .... key grip: Chicago
Mike Thomas .... camera trainee
Rodney Veto .... second grip (as Rod Veto)
Paul Vombrack .... camera operator: Chicago (as Paul Vom Brack)
Arvel Youngblood .... electrician
 
Casting Department
Deborah Lucchesi .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eddie Marks .... wardrobe: men
Dan Perrett .... wardrobe: men
Llandys Williams .... wardrobe: women
 
Editorial Department
Aubrey Head .... color timer
Vicki Hiatt .... assistant editor
Peter Lonsdale .... apprentice editor
Wally Weber .... negative cutter
 
Music Department
Allison Caine .... vocal effects advisor
Stuart Goetz .... assistant music editor (as Stuart Getz)
Jack Hayes .... orchestrator
Steve Livingston .... music editor
Ira Newborn .... musical numbers supervisor
Gary Stockdale .... orchestrator
Dan Wallin .... score mixer
Ernie Watts .... musician: tenor sax
Daniel J. Johnson .... co-music editor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Bob Cornell .... transportation captain (as Bob R. Cornell)
Leo Landa .... driver: insert car
Alan Lance Myers .... driver: chapman crane (as Al Myer)
Patrick Nallon .... transportation captain: Chicago
Les Orrison .... transportation co-captain
 
Other crew
Patti Bosworth .... production associate
Mary Courtney .... production secretary (as Mary Courtney-Edwards)
James W. Gavin .... helicopter pilot
Gigi Givertz .... assistant to executive producer
Bruce Heath .... assistant choreographer
Billy Higgins .... liaison: Chicago
Deborah Hwang-Marriott .... production associate (as Deborah Hwang)
Carlton Johnson .... choreographer
Joyce King .... script supervisor
Beverly Magid .... publicist
Stanley Mark .... location accountant
Evelyn Marshall .... first aid
Michael Miller .... production assistant
Mac Newbury .... publicist
Barry Pener .... production assistant
Miguel Pimentel .... caterer
Willie Radcliff .... craft service
Deborah Ross .... title designer
Fermin Salvatore Trujillo .... caterer (as Fermin 'Salvatore' Trujillo)
Christine Vertosick .... assistant: Mr. Pressman
Linda Von .... secretary to producer
 
Thanks
Harold Robbins .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Lucy Salenger .... the filmmakers wish to thank
 
Crew verified as complete


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89 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia:
Although listed by character name in the credits as Miss Debbylike and shown rather prominently in the classroom scene (seated behind Peter Aykroyd, directly in the shot), Glenne Headly has no speaking part in the movie.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The windshield glass Doctor Detroit breaks is shown inconsistently between shots. Sometimes the glass is very dirty, almost opaque, in other shots it is very clear.See more »
Quotes:
Clifford Skridlow:[as Doctor Detroit] I make adjustments to the human spine!See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Blues Brothers (1980)See more »
Soundtrack:
King Of SoulSee more »

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11 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
One of My All-Time Favorites!, 6 August 2005
Author: brokenshelf from United States

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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