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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.

Director:

Jonathan Lynn

Writers:

John Landis (story), Jonathan Lynn (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eileen Brennan ... Mrs. Peacock
Tim Curry ... Wadsworth
Madeline Kahn ... Mrs. White
Christopher Lloyd ... Professor Plum
Michael McKean ... Mr. Green
Martin Mull ... Colonel Mustard
Lesley Ann Warren ... Miss Scarlet
Colleen Camp ... Yvette
Lee Ving ... Mr. Boddy
Bill Henderson ... The Cop
Jane Wiedlin ... The Singing Telegram Girl
Jeffrey Kramer ... The Motorist
Kellye Nakahara ... The Cook
Will Nye ... Cop #1
Rick Goldman 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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Taglines:

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


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

13 December 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Clue: The Movie See more »

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Box Office

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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The song, to which Yvette (Colleen Camp) is dancing, in the beginning of the film, "Shake, Rattle, and Roll", is the version recorded by Bill Haley & The Comets, only it is sped up with the pitch increased. This trick was also used in Airplane! (1980), in which a sped-up version of the Bee Gees song "Stayin' Alive" is played. See more »

Goofs

When the cook's body is laid on the ground immediately after being discovered, her right arm falls in a way which is impossible given where it was in the previous shot. 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 »

Alternate Versions

In some television broadcasts of the movie, the "drawing lots" scene in the kitchen is cut out. The scene goes from the decision to split up and cuts directly to where the pairs go to search the house. See more »

Connections

Remade as Clue See more »

Soundtracks

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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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Brilliant synopsis of Clue's unique and nearly indescribable humor and wit
30 May 2012 | by Kayla-m-mceldowneySee all my reviews

This really is a morbidly hilarious movie, I almost feel guilty about laughing so much. I'd say it's most like a cross between an elementary school play being put on by modestly paid adults actors with additional satirical social commentary, and a higher class but lower budget version of the Saw series but with slightly less gore and much more politics. It's really a remarkable blend of horror, satire, mystery, and above all, brilliant comedy. Additionally, the idea of 3 possible endings was far ahead of it's time and an impressive and innovative risk. I highly recommend watching this movie with each of the possible endings, as none will disappoint and all will leave you speechless.


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