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Clue (1985)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Mystery  |  13 December 1985 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Henderson ...
Will Nye ...
Cop #1
Rick Goldman ...
Cop #2


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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Seven Suspects, Six Weapons, Five Bodies and Three Endings. See more »


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Release Date:

13 December 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Clue: The Movie  »

Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)


$3,149,676 (USA)

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Did You Know?


The name of the butler character "Wadsworth" (Tim Curry) was similar to "Waddington" who created the Cluedo board-game. See more »


In the Library, Col. Mustard's whiskey glass jumps from the table to his hand. See more »


[first lines]
Wadsworth: Is everything ready?
Yvette: Oui, Monsieur.
Wadsworth: You have your, um, instructions.
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Crazy Credits

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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For She's a Jolly Good Fellow
Performed by Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd, Michael McKean,
Martin Mull, and Lesley Ann Warren
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User Reviews

A hectic murdermysterycomedy with a pace like none other.
13 December 2004 | by (Seattle, Washington) – See all my reviews

This is easily Tim Curry's best role (yes, even better than Frank from RHPS). He is dry and quick to a level that I have never seen topped, and with an all star cast to support him, this is easily my favorite pun filled, fast paced comedy. The beginning of the story begins slow and exponentially increases til the very end. The speed at which the actors are delivering their lines is staggering at some points, and goes to the technical grace of the actors like Christopher Lloyd and Leslie Ann Warren. Also, the late great Madeline Kahn produces a hilarious Ms. White who shall be remembered as her second greatest role (under Young Frankenstein). I cannot say enough about this movie, the script and its wonderful actors.

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