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The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990)

A vulgar private detective is hired to find a missing groupie and is drawn into a mystery involving a series of murders tied to the music industry.

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Ford "Mr. Rock n' Roll Detective" Fairlane is experiencing problems, and it's not with the opposite sex. One of them is that all the rock stars pay him with drum sticks, koala bears, food processors and bicycle shorts. Another one of them is that all his employers that want him to find a girl named Zuzu Petals get killed. Why didn't he become a fisherman's detective instead? A must-see for Andrew Dice Clay fans. Written by Lars J. Aas <larsa@colargol.edb.tih.no>

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11 July 1990 (USA)  »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

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$21,413,502 (USA)
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After many letters of protest from classic-car enthusiasts, the film's production company said that an actual '57 Ford Fairlane was not blown up in the explosion; it was a fiberglass replica body placed on a newer Ford chassis. See more »

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Ford Fairlane: Excuse me, did I hear the f-word out of you? You say "fuck" again and I'll bang you right to fuck. Now get the fuck out of here.
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References Streets of Fire (1984) See more »

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Rock 'N Roll Junkie
Written by Nikki Sixx, Mick Mars and Tommy Lee
Produced by Bob Rock
Performed by Mötley Crüe
Courtesy of Elektra Records
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Classic!
25 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sure there is crude humor, but it's *Dice Clay*. He is who he is. This actually seemed cleaned up a bit for him. Mr Rock and roll detective gets to investigate the death of Vince Neil. You throw in Precilla Presley, Gilbert Godfried, Ed O'Neill. That is a recipe for just funny. *Very funny*, lots of good one liners, very quotable. Then again, I evidently have the mental capacity of a dead hamster. ;) If for nothing else, it is a definite watcher for fashion don'ts. Yes we *really* did dress that way in the late 80's early 90's, it was very "Rock and Roll", we thought we were cool. Though now I can't imagine why... Excellent time-period comedy. It's a re-watcher.


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