Clue is a movie about 6 guests, a butler, and a maid, who are all involved in the murders of 6 people. The guests all meet at Hill House, where you learn that Professor Plum works in D.C., where everyone else lives. Colonel Mustard is a client of Miss Scarlet, who is the ex-employer of Yvette, the maid, who had an affair with the husband of Mrs. White, etc. When Mr. Boddy, who is blackmailing each guest, gives the guests each a weapon, he tells them they should kill Wadsworth, the butler, to avoid being exposed. With Mrs. Peacock's craziness, and Mr. Green's clumsiness, the whole group finds themselves tangled in a web of murder, lies, and hilarity. Written by
In the credits at the end of the movie, where Clue game cards show pictures of the characters, only three correctly match the character with the weapon they initially received in their gift boxes: Mrs. Peacock is shown with the dagger (which she used to kill the Cook in Endings #2 and #3), Mrs. White is shown with the rope (which she used to kill Yvette in Ending #3), and Mr. Green is shown with the lead pipe (which was used to kill the Cop, but not by Mr. Green). Professor Plum is also shown with the rope, though he never used it during the course of the film or in any of the endings. Miss Scarlet is shown with the revolver, which she did use to kill the Singing Telegram Girl in Ending #1. Colonel Mustard, Wadsworth, Yvette, and Mr. Boddy are not pictured with weapons on their cards. Additionally, the candlestick and wrench are not shown on any of the cards. See more »
In the first ending, the flashback of Mrs. Peacock screaming about the poisoned brandy shows her shaking the glass violently and throwing it to the ground. In reality, all she did was drop the glass and start screaming. See more »
Like Clockwise, this is just a movie I've always found very funny. Superbly casting some superlative film talents into the board game roles of Colonel Mustard et al, this throws the greatest over-actor of them all in as the butler and lets rip. The murders start to pile up, getting sillier and sillier (three cheers for the Singing Telegram Girl!) The pace picks up, so that about half an hour before the end the butler starts to exposit and virtually never stops. Oh, and there are three endings, just for good measure. And the last line is an all-time classic.
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