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The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990)

R  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  11 July 1990 (USA)
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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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Kojak. Columbo. Dirty Harry. Wimps. See more »


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11 July 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ford Fairlane  »

Box Office

Budget:

$49,000,000 (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

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

Quotes

Ford Fairlane: Clint Eastwood... I fucked 'im.
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Booty Time
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The Diceman- great actor/failed success
29 April 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Adventures of Ford Fairlane looks pretty much at the Diceman at his stand-up comedy best. But, this time, he has a character and is a rock and roll detective. As usual he is the offensive Dice. Off-color, crude, and for me (a rabid Dice fan) utterly dead pan funny. But though I find Andrew Dice Clay to be a good actor, many people might see this movie and think that he is just using this film as an excuse for people to see his stand-up act. Well, like the film, the opinions are two sided. You either love the Diceman's comedy, or utterly hate it. I'm going for the upper. Great comedy and entertainment in this block-buster that rocketed Dice. A+


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