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Clifford (1994)

PG | | Comedy | 1 April 1994 (USA)
Clifford is a ten-year-old troublemaker, who puts not only his parents through hell, but also his uncle with whom his parents have discarded him to.



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In this dark comedy, a mischievous ten-year-old boy named Clifford is sent to his Uncle Martin's for the weekend to get out of his father's hair. It turns out he has a dying obsession to go to Dinosaur World, a theme park near Martin's house and nothing will get in his way to get there. Written by ann dee <monte_man167@hotmail.com>

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What's the difference between Clifford and a pit bull? One will tear your heart out, scare your friends and wreck your house. The other one is a dog. See more »




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Release Date:

1 April 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Clifford - Das kleine Scheusal  »

Box Office


$19,000,000 (estimated)


$7,411,659 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Filmed in 1990. See more »


In the restaurant, Mr. Ellis gives Sarah a choker necklace. It's extremely tight-fitting, and this is explicitly commented upon. Later in the same scene, the necklace is clearly much longer, and Sarah easily removes it by lifting it over her head. See more »


Sarah Davis: You're a phony! Believe me, I can spot a phony a mile away.
Drag Queen: Excuse me, Honey, have you seen a gray Collie dog around here?
Sarah Davis: No, Ma'am, I haven't.
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Referenced in Kicking and Screaming (1995) See more »

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The bestest movie ever!...OK, not really
27 November 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

In this funny, but slightly crude film, Martin Short uses his young face and tricky camera angles, I think, to play the part of a ten year old boy. What is really funny is that he is obviously not a ten year old boy, yet he is perfectly capable of the role due to his bizarre sense of humour. This film showed on a television station that normally shows Disney B movies. Movies released in the 90's are not really my thing, but this one was really cute! There were a few offensive words and crude moments ( such as one reference to a "secret space" and other jokes about pedophiles ) but if these go in one ear and out the other, than it won't be a problem for you. Martin Short has the most hilarious face, capable of contorting to give a weird, childish look that creeps out even the on screen characters. The opening and closing shots reminded me of "Boy's Town" and gives us a chance to see Martin Short under layers of latex for his role as an elderly priest.

All in all, not a bad effort.

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