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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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11 July 1990 (USA)  »

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$49,000,000 (estimated)

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$21,413,502 (USA)
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Trivia

As with most films featuring stand up comics in the lead role, there are bits of Andrew Dice Clay's routine in the film. This includes moments like asking the two guys in the club "What're names? Neil and Bob? Or is that like what you do?" The blabbering noise he makes after he leaves Johnny Crunch's radio station the first time. And referring to his genitals as "Stanley The Power Drill". See more »

Goofs

When Ford blows out the flame on the milkshake and then takes a drink, it is very obvious that he doesn't even touch the shake and it is also obvious that the 'slurp' is dubbed in. See more »

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Ford Fairelaine: What the fuck is mano e mano? use your head. Snappa Head.
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Comedy Perfection
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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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