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Sarah Rowland Doroff
Harry Crumb is a bumbling and inept private investigator who is hired to solve the kidnapping of a young heiress which he's not expected to solve because his employer is the mastermind behind the kidnapping.
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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
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Although planned for a 1991 release, Clifford became one of many films (including RoboCop 3 (1993)) produced by Orion and filmed years before its release date. The reason it was not released until 1994 was due to company Orion's pending bankruptcy, and not because of bad press screenings, as some sources claim. See more »
Towards the beginning of the movie, Father Clifford is standing in front of a brick wall when Roger jumps from a window and lands on Clifford. Clifford goes down, but the camera does not move. Right before Clifford and Roger get up, the shadows on the brick wall instantly shift, revealing that scene was edited together from multiple takes. See more »
You want me to redesign the entire model in two days?
Look, the bottom line is you've got to move the train line.
Yes, two miles.
But... That's impossible, that would put the train line - That's right through the Sepulveda dam!
Oh. That's not good... Well you'll come up with something. Just hole up for a few days, drink alot of coffee, and blah blah blah, and you being the top man I know you are, you'll hit another home run for us just like you always do. You all right?
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Sometimes when they hold a movie from release for a year or so, it's to build up audience anticipation.
Other times, it's because the studio went bankrupt.
Still other times, everyone involved just tries to cut their losses.
Then, there's "Clifford", which should have been held in a blender. On liquefy.
I have absolutely no idea what anyone was thinking when they came up with the idea for this: Martin Short as a ten year-old? If you cannot picture this, then you must not have seen this movie. If not, you're much wiser than I.
Martin Short is funny. Really, I mean it. Catch reruns of SCTV or any of his talk show appearances. He catches a moment and runs with it. He's a genius. Couldn't judge it by "Clifford".
And Short isn't the only casualty. There's also Charles Grodin, Mary Steenburgen, Dabney Coleman - good actors all (Steenburgen even won an Oscar for "Melvin and Howard"!!!!) and all very accomplished comedians. Again, this isn't a good place to start a retrospective on their careers.
Every moment (and I mean every single last minute miniscule one of them) falls flat and stays on the floor like a two ton lead weight.
Watching this movie is akin to having your car totaled by a herd of elephants: you can't believe it once you see it, and the results are a disaster.
Like that one? Good, that's the funniest thing that can possibly be connected with "Clifford".
No wonder Grodin retired.
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