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Six guests are invited to a strange house and must cooperate with the staff to solve a murder mystery.

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Based on the Hasbro board game, a band of strangers frantically try to figure out who is the murderer among them.

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Storyline

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 Ali Harton

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Clue: The Movie  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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$3,149,676 (USA)
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Trivia

The wrench given to Colonel Mustard during the "Gift" sequence is a Billings & Spencer Co. 12" adjustable "Monkey" Wrench. (Identifiable by the triangle emblem etched into the bottom of the handle, seen when the gloved hand is approaching the Motorist to kill him when he's on the phone.) See more »

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The third ending revealed that Professor Plum killed Mr. Boddy because he was absent in the kitchen when everyone found the Cook's dead body for half a minute. However, Yvette also was absent from the kitchen and Wadsworth arrives in the kitchen after the Cook's body falls into Mr. Green's arms. It was never revealed where Yvette was when everyone was in the kitchen when they found the Cook dead, why Wadsworth didn't originally arrive late in the kitchen and Wadsworth never explains what he was doing to make him arrive late. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Wadsworth: Is everything ready?
Yvette: Oui, Monsieur.
Wadsworth: You have your, um, instructions.
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The end credits begin with "Clue" game cards that are flipped over to reveal pictures of the main characters and the names of the actors that played them. See more »

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By James Keyes (as J. Keyes), Claude Feaster (as C. Feaster), Carl Feaster (as C. Feaster), Floyd McRae (as F. McRae), and James Edwards (as J. Edwards)
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Fantastic performances salvage a standard whodunnit
18 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've been annoyed at most of the bad reviews I read of this movie, because none of them understand what it's all about. It's true; the script is not actually that great. What makes it great is how everything is delivered. The cast is fantastic in playing each part as a cliché, even when the lines are far from it. Curry plays the role with so much ham that it's understood why the script is like this. This is a play, not a movie. I can understand not being in the mood for this film. But I can't understand not appreciating these fantastic performances. Another person pointed out that this film needs to be seen in widescreen. This is correct-the movie reaches another level of greatness by seeing it in proper aspect-ratio. And I've never seen Colleen Camp looking this fantastic.


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