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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 ... See full summary »

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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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Meet Ford Fairlane. To his clients, he's the world's greatest rock n roll detective. To everyone else, he's just a dick. See more »


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11 July 1990 (USA)  »

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Ford Fairlane  »

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$21,413,502 (USA)
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Trivia

In the original theatrical release, (and can be heard on the soundtrack; Track #9 "Unbelievable" (which is sound clips from the movie set to music by Yello,)) Ford's toll free number was originally "1-800-PERFECT," not "1-800-UNBELIEVABLE". 1-800-UNBELIEVABLE was dubbed over for the video release, probably due to 1-800-PERFECT containing 7 letters, which would translate to an actual phone number. If you listen to the video release, you can even hear an obvious difference between "1-800" and "UNBELIEVABLE" where it was dubbed over. See more »

Goofs

The closeup of the keys when Ford Fairlane arrives at the club at the beginning shows a much newer style of Ford key that what was made for that car. In that shot, you can see the correct style on the opposite side of the key ring (farthest from the camera view). See more »

Quotes

Johnny Crunch: If there are any teenage virgins listening, show up at KDRT right now with a jar of petroleum jelly, and ask to speak to Johnny Crunch.
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References I Love Lucy (1951) See more »

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Whatcha' Gonna' Do
Written and Produced by Sheila E. and Peter Michael Escovedo
Performed by Sheila E.
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
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Comedy Perfection
24 May 2013 | by See all my reviews

This film is the perfect comedy/action film of its era! This film is absolutely perfect in every way! Andrew dice Clay is perfect in the part. The writing is excellent. The acting is good. The comic timing is impeccable. Everything works! The music is fantastic. Lauren holly is gorgeous! Clay is in his prime, and at his peak. Everything about this film is perfect! Wayne Newton as the bad guy, is great. Ed O'Neal is great. People want to hate on Clay, but he was the most popular comedian at the time! He literally was a rock star of comedy! I highly recommend this movie! It is like the perfect snapshot of the late 80's/early 90's.


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