Clifford Skridlow teaches at a small Chicago college run by his father. Conned into managing four prostitutes by their pimp, who skips town to escape the mob boss known as Mom, Clifford draws on his course in medieval literature in his quest to save the women from Mom.
He's making the world safe for insanity.
Did You Know?
One of the few Hollywood films featuring the popular yet short-lived 1980s movie formula of "straight-guy-becomes-pimp." Other films that followed a similar setup included Night Shift
(1982) and Risky Business
(1983). See more
The windshield glass Doctor Detroit breaks is shown inconsistently between shots. Sometimes the glass is very dirty, almost opaque, in other shots it is very clear. See more
[waking from a nightmare where his mother becomes a prostitute
NO! No, I will not sell my own mother!
[walking in on him
Of course you wouldn't, dear. But it's a sweet thought.
At the end of the credits, we see "Coming soon: Doctor Detroit II, the Wrath of Mom." See more
Referenced in We're All Devo
Get It On And Have A Party
Performed by Pattie Brooks
Courtesy of Backstreet Records
Pattie Brooks appears courtesy of Mirage Records See more