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The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990)

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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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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)  »

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$49,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$21,413,502 (USA)
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Maddie Corman's character is named "Zuzu Petals", a reference to It's a Wonderful Life (1946). In that movie, George Bailey's daughter, Zuzu, had brought home a flower she had got at school. She show's it to her father and complains that some of the petals are falling off. He puts these in his pocket. Later, when he "has never been born", he reaches into his pocket and Clarence the Angel, says, "They're not there." "What?" asks George. "Zuzu's petals." See more »

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The level of juice in the blender. See more »

Quotes

Don Cleveland: [to Julian Grendale] With friends like you, who needs enemas?
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Soundtracks

Glad to Be Alive
Written by LeRoy Bell and Casey James
Produced by Craig Burbidge and Derek Nakamoto
Performed by Teddy Pendergrass and Lisa Fischer (as Lisa Fisher)
Courtesy of Elektra Records
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It's un-f**kingbelievable!
13 January 2003 | by (Denmark for now) – See all my reviews

There's profanity. Lots of it. PC is out the window! It's derogatory to women. And I can't help but love it. Taking into account the heavily polarized views it's safe to say that you will either hate it or you'll love it. Middle road is very unlikely. But rest assured, IF you love it, the movie will probably make it into your top 10 easy. And after all, that's not all that bad a chance to take. It's not for everyone - I wouldn't recommend it for a romantic evening with your girlfriend. Maybe with your wife :).. But give it a try. You might not hate it.


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