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The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990)

R  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  11 July 1990 (USA)
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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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Storyline

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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He's on the money, off the record, and over the top. See more »


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11 July 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ford Fairlane  »

Box Office

Budget:

$49,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$21,413,502 (USA)
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Trivia

The list of bands from Grendel's bogus "Fred's Condom Factory" company is:
  • Ellen Aim and the Attackers


  • Brain of the Scarecrow


  • Alba Varden


  • Heather, Corey, Heather Cory and Young


  • Todd Times Two


  • Black Plague


  • 5000 Schizophrenics


  • Hot Tub Johnny and his Feline Friends


  • Hamma Waters Sings the Blues


  • Nine Sisters


  • Horses on Fire


  • The Silver Belles


  • Fred and Ethyl


  • The Professor and Mary-Ann


  • The Nakatomi Boys Choir


  • The Doctor Bellows Funk Machine


  • The Redheaded Gardner and his Flower


Also listed are the songs for the three "Black Plague" albums:
  • Tatoo (10/3/88)


  • Your Wow...


  • The Bio Nude


  • My Nazi Wench


  • Suck the Bunny


  • Hon, I Screwed the Kids


  • Bruce Poked Maud


  • Requiem of Paco the Shoe-Shine Boy by Wolfgang Binky


  • Devil's Ghost (2/3/88)


  • Auldbrass Antics


  • Objectionable Bimbo


  • Desecrated Diane


  • Polanski Nursery


  • Redheads on Fire


  • Cum to Me, Baby


  • Requiem of Paco the Shoe-Shine Boy by Wolfgang Binky


  • Requiem (1/1/88)


  • I Love You


  • Suck the Bunny


  • Teenage Suicide


  • Hot Juice


  • Sexual Pudding


  • Violation


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Goofs

The closeup of the keys when Ford Fairlane arrives at the club at the beginning shows a much newer style of Ford key that what was made for that car. In that shot, you can see the correct style on the opposite side of the key ring (farthest from the camera view). See more »

Quotes

Ford Fairlane: Hey, look. Write down my number: 555-6321 Got it?
Twin Club Girl: Yeah. Wait a minute. 555 is not a real number. They only use that in the movies.
Ford Fairlane: No shit, honey. What do you think this is? Real life?
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Connections

Spoofed in Loaded Weapon 1 (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Purple Haze
Written and Performed by Jimi Hendrix
Courtesy of A.R.M. BV
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Lose your ego!
11 January 2002 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

The title of my post says it all for the ratings this movie received. I mean less than a 5?? This movie is in the cult classic section in every video store I go to! Sure this movie was harsh and witty while poking fun at the music industry of the late 80s/early 90s. And for those of you familiar with the late 80s/early 90s music scene, you'll remember how chaotic it was back then! This movie is a testament to all the decadent happenings during that time. Although filled with campy one-liners, an all-star cast, and extremely vulgar material, it's a Dice movie after all! That's how it's supposed to be! Granted this movie is not for everyone, it's still fun to just sit there and laugh along with the movie's gags. Offensive maybe, cheesy maybe. Get over it ya wimp!


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