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Clue (1985)

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Six guests are invited to a strange house and must cooperate with the staff to solve a murder mystery.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Mrs. Peacock
... Wadsworth
... Mrs. White
... Professor Plum
... Mr. Green
... Colonel Mustard
... Miss Scarlet
... Yvette
... Mr. Boddy
... The Cop
... The Singing Telegram Girl
... The Motorist
... The Cook
... Cop #1
Rick Goldman ... Cop #2
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Storyline

Clue is a movie about seven guests, a butler, and a maid, who are all involved in a series of murders. The guests all meet at Hill House, where you learn that Professor Plum works in D.C., where everyone else lives. Colonel Mustard is a client of Miss Scarlet, who is the ex-employer of Yvette, the maid, who had an affair with the husband of Mrs. White, etc. Blackmailer Mr. Boddy gives each guest a weapon and tells them to kill butler Wadsworth to avoid being exposed. Add in Mrs. Peacock's craziness and Mr. Green's clumsiness, and meet a whole group tangled in a web of murder, lies, and hilarity. Written by Ali Harton

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Seven Suspects, Six Weapons, Five Bodies and Three Endings. See more »


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PG | See all certifications »

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13 December 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Clue: The Movie  »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,014,000, 15 December 1985, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$14,643,997
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The make, model, and color of each person's car in order of appearance is as follows: Colonel Mustard's yellow early 1950's Cadillac (model unknown). Mrs White's white 1950 MG TD convertible. Mrs. Peacock's blue 1952 Packard Deluxe. Mr Green's early green 1950's Plymouth (model unknown). Miss Scarlet's 1946 red Lincoln Continental, and Professor Plum's purple 1949 Pontiac Streamliner Station wagon See more »

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When the cop is killed, he is in the middle of a telephone conversation. However, the electricity had already been switched off. Nowadays, telephone lines operate independently of the public power grid, allowing phones to be used even during power outages. However, such has not always been the case. In the early 1950s, when this movie was set, a power outage, deliberate or otherwise, would have terminated an existing phone conversation and made new phone calls impossible. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Wadsworth: Is everything ready?
Yvette: Oui, Monsieur.
Wadsworth: You have your, um, instructions.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits begin with "Clue" game cards that are flipped over to reveal pictures of the main characters and the names of the actors that played them. See more »

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Referenced in Las Vegas: The Night the Lights Went Out in Vegas (2004) See more »

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By James Keyes (as J. Keyes), Claude Feaster (as C. Feaster), Carl Feaster (as C. Feaster), Floyd McRae (as F. McRae), and James Edwards (as J. Edwards)
Performed by The Crew Cuts (uncredited)
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The popular board game comes alive in this hilarious comedy!
10 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

Clue" (the movie), features just about every great comedy actor of the day. From Leslie Ann Warren to Michael McKean to Eileen Brennan to Howard Hessman to the priceless Tim Curry, they're all here! -- If you are familiar with the board game, just picture a film version of the search for "whodunit". This laugh-a-minute fun fest is loaded with outrageous, silly slapstick, superbly acted out by the great cast.

You'll be amazed at how many of the lines and gags get stuck in your head. I'll never be able to forget the flustered looks of Mrs. Peacock, the wit and charm of Wadsworth or the subtle facial expressions of Mrs. White. The picture in this WIDE SCREEN VERSION is the best yet of this film since it's initial release.

The soundtrack is kept in it's original mono, still I'd greatly enjoy hearing a stero or, even better, a surround sound version in the future. Now you have the option of really not knowing who did it until the final scenes play bringing surprise into the untold repeat viewings that are sure to occur.


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