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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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11 July 1990 (USA)  »

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$49,000,000 (estimated)

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$21,413,502 (USA)
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Fairlane comments about being banned by MTV. Andrew Dice Clay really was banned for life from MTV in 1988 (the "lifetime" ban was lifted several years later). 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: Clint Eastwood... I fucked 'im.
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A Cast of Characters right out of a Vegas Act
11 January 2002 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

First of all, what a great movie. None stop laughs from one of the very few comedians who can sell out Madison Square Garden. Not only was Dice's performance "Unbelievable" the supporting cast held a lot of big named actors. Wayne Newton, Priscilla Presley, Lauren Holly, and the guy who played Freddy Kruger....yeah, what's his name? Anyway, this got a terrible review from the powers to be because it was considered Dice comedy. Still, you can't watch Ford Fairlane without laughing a few times.


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