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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 ... See full summary »

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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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$49,000,000 (estimated)

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$21,413,502 (USA)
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In the original theatrical release, (and can be heard on the soundtrack; Track #9 "Unbelievable" (which is sound clips from the movie set to music by Yello,)) Ford's toll free number was originally "1-800-PERFECT," not "1-800-UNBELIEVABLE". 1-800-UNBELIEVABLE was dubbed over for the video release, probably due to 1-800-PERFECT containing 7 letters, which would translate to an actual phone number. If you listen to the video release, you can even hear an obvious difference between "1-800" and "UNBELIEVABLE" where it was dubbed over. See more »

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The level of juice in the mug Coleen Sutton drinks from during her visit. See more »

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Ford Fairlane: 1969 Fender Stratocaster, original pick-ups, maple neck, strung upside down for a left-handed motherfucking genius, Jimi Hendrix.
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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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