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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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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)  »

Also Known As:

Ford Fairlane  »

Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$21,413,502 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

At least three of the band names listed above feature references to earlier movies produced by Joel Silver: "Ellen Aim and the Attackers" is the band fronted by Diane Lane in Streets of Fire (1984), "Nakatomi Boys Choir" is a reference to Die Hard (1988), as the main location of that story was Nakatomi Plaza, and "Alba Varden" is the name of the South Africans' vessel in Lethal Weapon 2 (1989). See more »

Goofs

Johnny tells Ford to meet him at the radio station at 6:00 p.m. When Ford parks outside the station, the sky is dark. As we learn later in the film, the story is taking place in late July. Sunset in Los Angeles in late July is about 8:00 p.m., so it shouldn't have been dark yet. See more »

Quotes

Ford Fairlane: Hey, look. Write down my number: 555-6321 Got it?
Twin Club Girl: Yeah. Wait a minute. 555 is not a real number. They only use that in the movies.
Ford Fairlane: No shit, honey. What do you think this is? Real life?
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Connections

References The Flintstones (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Booty Time
Written by Don Was and Tom Mantke
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Why so serious? It's OK to laugh!!
20 July 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Alright. I know the acting isn't 5 star quality, but really, NOT EVERY FREAKING movie is meant to be Gone With the Wind.

Sometimes you have to just have some fun, enjoy a night of laughter, and the enjoy the movie for what it is: Nutty! I'm beyond tired of the PC world we live in today. It's OK to laugh sometimes.

I love the dialog in the movie, as well as the one-liners made by Dice. There's plenty of star quality in the movie with Priscilla Pressley, Ed O'Neil, Wayne Newton, Robert Englund, and Lauren Holly, so lets stop acting like the movie was filled with off the street actors. They all knew they were in a fun movie together, and all had fun being in it.

So, if you are someone who likes to laugh at silly jokes, one liners, and enjoy crude humor, then this is a movie for you.


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