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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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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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Murder, madness, mystery, and mayhem. More fun than you can imagine. 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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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Actress Eileen Brennan had previously starred in an earlier Old Dark House mystery-comedy. That was about nine years earlier in Neil Simon's Murder by Death (1976), a parody of murder mysteries, where Brennan played Tess Skeffington. See more »


When everyone splits into pairs, to search the house for the "killer", the premise is that if anyone dies, their partner would be the main suspect. Yet when they find Yvette dead, no one questions Mr. Green, her searching partner. See more »


[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 »


Version of Clue VCR Mystery Game (1985) See more »


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)
Performed by The Crew Cuts (uncredited)
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A Game Cast At Play
1 September 1999 | by (Whitehall, PA) – See all my reviews

CLUE has been one of our family's favorites for years. It's one of those irresistibly zany comedy-mysteries that, even though I have a copy of the film, I'm happy to watch it if I stumble across it on TV (don't touch that dial! :-)). Despite a few groaners among the gags (how many times did they need to sniff for doggie-doo in the beginning?), there are enough witty lines ("Communism was just a red herring!" and "Flames...on the side of my face...", among others, are frequently quoted in our home) delivered sparklingly by the top-notch cast amid enough madcap scampering about to make CLUE very watchable on a lazy afternoon, or even a not-so-lazy one, for that matter. Tim Curry (who deserves to be in more good movies) steals the show, particularly when he reenacts the entire movie in about 15 minutes during the climax, accompanied by John Morris's rollicking music. The film was released with three different endings, each of which has been shown on cable--the one that recalls MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS is my favorite. Give CLUE a your living room...with the DVD player!

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