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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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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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Ford Fairlane, rock 'n roll detective. To clients he's the greatest. To everyone else, he's just a dick. See more »


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11 July 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (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

Jazz is thrown sideways through a window, but on the next shot, she is going head first. See more »

Quotes

Ford Fairlane: I coulda been a fisherman. Fishermen, they get up, they fish, they sell fish, they smelt fish. Reminds me of this girl I used to go with, Yvonne, she smelled like fish.
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Connections

Spoofed in Loaded Weapon 1 (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Last Time in Paris
Written by Chris De Garmo (as Chris DeGarmo) and Geoff Tate
Produced by Peter Collins
Performed by Queensrÿche
Courtesy of EMI
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The Diceman cometh
24 December 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Andrew Dice Clay, now THERE was a man who was ahead of his time, If he came a decade or two later he would have been heralded as the acting equivalent of say, Eminem.. You know except with talent. OOOOH! Hey is this thing on?? Anyways this movie is greatness & one of my "guilty pleasures". So many quotable lines. So many great cameos. I heard Roger Ebert HATED this movie..yeah Ebert, I F#%^ed him OOOOH!! Seriously go see this movie... NOW, snapperhead.

My Grade: B+

DVD Extras: featurette; Billy Idol music video; theatrical trailer


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