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Clean Slate (1994)

 -  Comedy | Mystery  -  6 May 1994 (USA)
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A private eye who has amnesia must go to court about a kingpin's murder.

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Maurice L. Pogue
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Sarah Novak / Beth Holly
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John Dolby
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Rosenheim
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Cornell
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Dr. Doover
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Paula
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Judy
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Shirley Pogue
Mark Bringelson ...
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Stanley (as Tim Scott)
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Judge Block
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Mort
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Storyline

Pogue is a private eye with a problem: every morning when he wakes up, he has total amnesia, waking up with a 'blank slate'. Since he is in the middle of a hot investigation and has a developing romance, this is less than convenient. Written by Reid Gagle

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It's a day he'll never forget... until tomorrow.

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Comedy | Mystery

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Rated PG-13 for language | See all certifications »

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6 May 1994 (USA)  »

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Clean Slate  »

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$7,503,192 (USA)
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James Earl Jones and Olivia D'Abo both starred in the "Conan" films starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. See more »

Goofs

Pogue's dog, Baby, has an eye-patch over his right eye. It is stated that as a result, the dog has a depth perception problem. While this could be true, the problem manifests itself not as depth perception, but in moving towards things to the left of where they actually are. See more »

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THESE FOOLISH THINGS
Words by Eric Maschwitz (as H. Marvell) and Jack Strachey (as J. Strachey)
Words and Music by Harry Link (as H. Link)
Performed by Oleta Adams
Courtesy of Phonogram Limited
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Best Character In The Film Was The Dog
23 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Okay, But Not Memorable (Pun Intended) I didn't find this as humorous as I had hoped to find after Carvey's hit "Wayne World" farces. The high, in a dark humor-ish vein, was the dog in the film. The mutt who had a depth perception problem and kept running into things, was easily the best character in the movie.

The premise was fine: a private detective (Dana Carvey playing "Maurice Pogue") with short term memory loss, meaning the following day he keeps forgetting what happened the previous 24 hours. Add a femme fatale and some wild gangsters, and this film should have been hilarious....but it wasn't. The running gags with Pogue faking things all the time because of the memory problems is what became annoying.

Part of the problem might have been casting. Carvey looks like anything but a hard-boiled detective. Also, although I did laugh at some things, we have a modern-day comedy more needless sexual innuendos, sado-masochism offered and the like. Why? If you have a good comedian and a good story, you don't need that garbage. I think most Carvey fans were disappointed with this film.


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