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13 December 1985 (USA) See more »
It's Not Just A Game Anymore. See more »
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Directed by
Jonathan Lynn 
Writing credits
John Landis (story) and
Jonathan Lynn (story)

Jonathan Lynn (screenplay)

Anthony E. Pratt  board game Cluedo (uncredited)

Produced by
Jeffrey Chernov .... associate producer
George Folsey Jr. .... executive producer
Peter Guber .... executive producer
Debra Hill .... producer
John Landis .... executive producer
Jon Peters .... executive producer
Original Music by
John Morris 
Cinematography by
Victor J. Kemper (director of photography)
Film Editing by
David Bretherton 
Richard Haines 
Casting by
Janet Hirshenson 
Jane Jenkins 
Production Design by
John Robert Lloyd  (as John Lloyd)
Set Decoration by
Thomas L. Roysden 
Costume Design by
Michael Kaplan 
Makeup Department
Cindy Baggett .... body makeup
Hazel Catmull .... hair stylist
Diane Cummings .... body makeup
Kaye Pownall .... hair stylist
Edward Ternes .... makeup artist (as Ed Ternes)
Brad Wilder .... makeup artist
Production Management
Jeffrey Chernov .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Barbara Bruno .... second second assistant director
Alan B. Curtiss .... second assistant director
Michael Daves .... first assistant director
Art Department
Rubin Andreatta .... greens (as Rubin A. Andreatta)
Cate Bangs .... set designer (as Cathryn Bangs)
Wilbur Finks .... swing gang
Andrew P. Flores .... laborer (as Andy Flores)
Les Gobruegge .... set designer
Horst Grandt .... property master
Walt Hadfield .... construction coordinator
John Hutchinson .... production painter
Ronald C. Jacobs .... property lead person
William B. Major .... set designer
Gene Nollman .... set designer (as Eugene C. Nollmann II)
Tom Purser .... second construction foreman
Steven Schwartz .... set designer
Fred Throop .... assistant propmaster
John Tyrrell .... paint foreman
James F. Walker .... construction foreman
Donald B. Woodruff .... assistant art director (as Donald Woodruff)
Sound Department
Anna Boorstin .... dialogue editor
Eric Boyd-Perkins .... adr supervising editor
Joseph F. Brennan .... boom operator
Thomas Causey .... sound mixer (as Thomas D. Causey)
David B. Cohn .... dialogue editor
Norval D. Crutcher .... supervising sound effects editor
Samuel C. Crutcher .... supervising sound effects editor
Gregory Gontz .... adr assistant editor (as Gregory D. Gontz)
Laja Holland .... assistant sound editor
Laja Holland .... sound effects assistant editor
Gregg Landaker .... re-recording mixer
Michael Minkler .... re-recording mixer
Howard Neiman .... sound effects editor (as Howard S.M. Neiman)
Lauren Palmer .... adr editor
Gary Ritchie .... recordist (as Gary F. Ritchie)
Lori Slomka .... sound effects apprentice editor
Mark P. Stoeckinger .... sound effects editor
Jim Stuebe .... boom operator (as James Stuebe)
Vanessa Theme Ament .... foley artist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Calvin Joe Acord .... special effects coordinator (as Calvin J. Acord)
Harold Selig .... special effects (as Harold G. Selig)
Visual Effects by
Syd Dutton .... matte artist
Bill Taylor .... matte photography: Illusion Arts, Inc.
Albert Whitlock .... matte consultant
Cheré Bryson .... stunts (as Chére Bryson)
Danny Costa .... stunts (as Dan Costa)
Jeannie Epper .... stunts
Robert L. Fisher .... stunts
Cindy Folkerson .... stunts
Leslie Hoffman .... stunts
Terry Leonard .... stunt coordinator
Jean Malahni .... stunts
Bill McIntosh .... stunts
Jeff Ramsey .... utility stunt coordinator
Sandy Robertson .... stunts
John-Clay Scott .... stunts
Joe Stone .... stunts
Jean Malahni .... stunt double: Madelene Kahn (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Eric D. Andersen .... camera operator (as Eric D. Anderson)
Audie Aragon .... second company grip
Al Contreras .... second company grip
Earl Gilbert .... chief lighting technician (as Earl R. Gilbert)
Steve Gilbert .... lamp operator
Rhio Haessig .... assistant chief lighting technician
Patrick Marshall .... chief rigging electrician (as Patrick H. Marshall)
Robbie Robinson .... still photographer
Bill Roe .... first assistant camera (as William G. Roe)
Gaylin P. Schultz .... first company grip (as Gaylin Schultz)
Bernie Schwartz .... crab dolly operator
Murphy Wiltz .... assistant chief lighting technician
John Yant .... grip
Mario Zavala .... second assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Oda Groeschel .... costumer
Ken Harvey .... costumer
Charmaine Nash Simmons .... costume supervisor (as Charmaine N. Simmons)
Editorial Department
Beau Barthel .... assistant editor
Craig Galloway .... apprentice editor
Robert Ross .... assistant editor
Music Department
Jack Hayes .... orchestrator
Eugene Marks .... music editor
Dan Wallin .... music scoring mixer
Dan Goldwasser .... soundtrack producer (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Lynn Harman .... transportation captain
Eddie Lee Voelker .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Ellen Adolph .... production auditor
Randi Chernov .... assistant: Ms. Hill
Heidi Cohen .... production assistant
Louis Demarco .... craft service
Sig Frohlich .... stand-in
Bitsy Gorman .... stand-in
Doris Grau .... script supervisor
Dennis Grisco .... wrangler
Jeffrey Harstedt .... research assistant
Sharre Jacoby .... production assistant (as Sharre' Jacoby)
Saul Kahan .... unit publicist
Mark Levine .... production assistant
Edward Lynn .... production assistant
Burke Mattsson .... titles
Norman Mont-Eton .... stand-in
Karen Penhale .... assistant: Mr. Chernov
Carol Rosenthal .... assistant: Mr. Lynn
Bonnie Schiffman .... special photographs
Susan Towner .... assistant auditor
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Clue: The Movie" - USA (poster title)
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94 min | Sweden:97 min
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Debut feature film for Kellye Nakahara as an actress, and Jonathan Lynn as a director.See more »
Continuity: When the cook's body is laid on the ground immediately after being discovered, her right arm falls in a way which is impossible given where it was in the previous shot.See more »
[first lines]
Wadsworth:Is everything ready?
Yvette:Oui, Monsieur.
Wadsworth:You have your, um, instructions.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Who Done It: The Clue (2018)See more »
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30 out of 45 people found the following review useful.
Fun 'Whodunit' Mystery!, 22 July 2004
Author: OllieSuave-007 from California, USA

This is one of those movies that I would watch repeatedly and still holds up as a great source of entertainment for me.

Based on the board game of the same name by Parker Brothers, six guests, Colonel Mustard, Mrs. White, Mr. Green, Mrs. Peacock, Professor Plum and Miss Scarlet are invited to a Victorian mansion for a dinner party. The host later reveals they are all being blackmailed and wanted to get everybody together to confront the perpetrator, the alleged Mr. Boddy, who later is murdered by one of the guests. What follows is an exciting and intriguing series of events of finger-pointing, revealing secrets, and motives - all leading to the thrilling investigation of the entire house for clues and Butler Wadsworth's reenactment of the night's events.

All the characters gave a memorable performance, each in his/her own unique flavor. The plot and story by Jonathan Lynn and John Landis, with solid direction by Lynn, are fast-paced and exciting, as this movie constantly reminds you that there is a murderer on the loose and there are obvious suspects on screen for you to decipher! In addition, I think John Morris' terrific music score enhances the mysterious feel of a murder mystery movie.

The humor is great, with Miss Scarlet's acid wit being my favorite. This is also one of those movies that you will find something new every time you watch it. Some downsides, I believe, were that some of the rooms like the Conservatory, Ball Room and Billiard Rooms weren't used enough and Mr. Green's character was a little too melodramatic. But overall, a fun comedy that never gets old.

Grade A-

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