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?
Arthur Skridlow bemoans at one point "when you have a woman mayor". Jane Byrne
(born May 24, 1934) was the first and (to date) only female Mayor of Chicago. She served from April 16, 1979 to April 29, 1983. Chicago is the largest city in the United States to have had a female mayor as of 2012. See more
Initially, the cable Doctor Detroit uses to escape the junk cars avalanche is much shorter and of a different configuration than the cable he uses to ride along the graveyard (obvious prop). See more
That girl is COLORED!
Honey, nobody 'colored' me! I was born this way!
At the end of the credits, we see "Coming soon: Doctor Detroit II, the Wrath of Mom." See more
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Get It On And Have A Party
Performed by Pattie Brooks
Courtesy of Backstreet Records
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