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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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4 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »
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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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Kojak. Columbo. Dirty Harry. Wimps. See more »


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11 July 1990 (USA)  »

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Ford Fairlane  »

Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$21,413,502 (USA)
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Trivia

The opening Black Plague concert was actually filmed at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver Colorado. See more »

Goofs

The Kid's shoes when he's sitting on the beach chair at the end. See more »

Quotes

Ford Fairlane: I'll be at Julie Grendel's. I want to see if he knows what a hoo-er thief his ex piece-of-shit wife is.
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Connections

Featured in Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Purple Haze
Written and Performed by Jimi Hendrix
Courtesy of A.R.M. BV
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User Reviews

 
Excellent flick - way ahead of its time!
26 December 2004 | by (Princeton, NJ) – See all my reviews

FF reminds me much of Howard Stern's flick - you had those that bash it without ever seeing it! Just like Howard's bio - FF is excellent. Its like reading an adult joke book - just that it's up on the big screen.

Clay's acting is better than Stern's. He really knew what he was doing and has great screen presence. This movie SCREAMS for a sequel.

Buy it. I just got my copy at HTTP://committed.to/bestdeals You can't always find it in stores but Blockbuster does have it from time to time.

It is a film that is easy to watch. No thinking required. Chill on the couch with some buds and get goofy.

Enjoy!


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