6.3/10
14,405
113 user 48 critic

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.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay) | 4 more credits »

IMDb at Comic-Con 2016

Visit our Comic-Con section to see what's trending, watch celebrity interviews, follow event coverage, browse cosplay photos, take our Fan IQ quizzes, and more.

Browse IMDb's Guide to Comic-Con

4 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Dice Rules (1991)
Comedy | Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Director: Jay Dubin
Stars: Andrew Dice Clay, Eddie Griffin, Sylvia Harman
Born American (1986)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Three American students vacationing in Finland, cross the border into Russia for fun of it. When they are spotted by the Russian soldiers who are shooting to kill, it's not fun anymore. ... See full summary »

Director: Renny Harlin
Stars: Mike Norris, Steve Durham, David Coburn
Prison (1987)
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

The spirit of a long-dead prisoner returns for revenge, haunting the prison's new governor.

Director: Renny Harlin
Stars: Lane Smith, Viggo Mortensen, Chelsea Field
Dice (TV Series 2016)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Hickory, dickory, dock...the Dice Man's back and he's ready to rock. Twenty-five years after taking the entertainment world by storm, Andrew Dice Clay is eager to reclaim his comedy throne.

Stars: Andrew Dice Clay, Kevin Corrigan, Natasha Leggero
Action | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Sam Crain, a professional model, is asked by her sister to smuggle a package from Europe to Portland Oregon, where she discovers that her sister is battling Chinese Shaolin Monks (not ... See full summary »

Director: Albert Pyun
Stars: Andrew Dice Clay, Teri Hatcher, Yuji Okumoto
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A female pirate and her companion race against their rivals to find a hidden island that contains a fabulous treasure.

Director: Renny Harlin
Stars: Geena Davis, Matthew Modine, Frank Langella
T.R.A.X. (TV Movie 2000)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Renny Harlin
Stars: Marie V. Cruz, Martin Cummins, Kim Schraner
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A woman suffering from amnesia begins to recover her memories after trouble from her past finds her again.

Director: Renny Harlin
Stars: Geena Davis, Samuel L. Jackson, Yvonne Zima
Cliffhanger (1993)
Action | Adventure | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A botched mid-air heist results in suitcases full of cash being searched for by various groups throughout the Rocky Mountains.

Director: Renny Harlin
Stars: Sylvester Stallone, John Lithgow, Michael Rooker
5 Days of War (2011)
Action | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A drama set centered around the war between Russia and Georgia, and focused on an American journalist, his cameraman, and a Georgian native who become caught in the crossfire.

Director: Renny Harlin
Stars: Rupert Friend, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Richard Coyle
Driven (2001)
Action | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A young hot shot driver is in the middle of a championship season and is coming apart at the seams. A former CART champion is called in to give him guidance.

Director: Renny Harlin
Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Kip Pardue, Til Schweiger
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Morris Day ...
...
...
...
...
Sam
...
...
...
...
...
Club Singer
David Arnott ...
Mark Goldstein ...
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Private Detective. Public Offender. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

11 July 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ford Fairlane  »

Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$21,413,502 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In A Nightmare On Elm Street Robert Englund jumped through a mirror and cracked a TV over someone's head. In this film he jumped through a mirror but was the one who had a TV cracked on his head. 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

Ford Fairlane: Clint Eastwood... I fucked 'im.
See more »

Connections

References Lethal Weapon 2 (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Violent Love
(uncredited)
Performed by Oingo Boingo
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Excellent flick - way ahead of its time!
26 December 2004 | by (Princeton, NJ) – See all my reviews

FF reminds me much of Howard Stern's flick - you had those that bash it without ever seeing it! Just like Howard's bio - FF is excellent. Its like reading an adult joke book - just that it's up on the big screen.

Clay's acting is better than Stern's. He really knew what he was doing and has great screen presence. This movie SCREAMS for a sequel.

Buy it. I just got my copy at HTTP://committed.to/bestdeals You can't always find it in stores but Blockbuster does have it from time to time.

It is a film that is easy to watch. No thinking required. Chill on the couch with some buds and get goofy.

Enjoy!


13 of 22 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Blu-Ray May 5th kngtmat
Just got a great idea for a sequel jiggysock
Recipe for the milkshake dannemz
EVERYONE MUST CLICK HERE !!! lundo-2
For those who have seen the movie... griphin
Another Song Question wyatt_00
Discuss The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?