Six guests are anonymously invited to a strange mansion for dinner, but after their host is killed, they must cooperate with the staff to identify the murderer as the bodies pile up.

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 ... Cop #2
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Storyline

This 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 (Christopher Lloyd) works in Washington, D.C., where everyone else lives. Colonel Mustard (Martin Mull) is a client of Miss Scarlet (Lesley Anne Warren), who is the ex-employer of Yvette (Colleen Camp), the maid, who had an affair with the husband of Mrs. White (Madeline Khan), et cetera. Blackmailer Mr. Boddy (Lee Ving) gives each guest a weapon and tells him or her to kill butler Wadsworth (Tim Curry) to avoid being exposed. Add in Mrs. Peacock's (Eileen Brennan's) craziness and Mr. Green's (Michael McKean's) clumsiness, and meet a whole group tangled in a web of murder, lies, and hilarity. Written by Ali Harton

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The movie that makes a scene of the crime. See more »


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Trivia

John Cleese was considered for the role of Wadsworth. See more »

Goofs

During the cop's tour with Mr. Green, he inquires about what's going on in 'those two rooms.' When he does enter the first room, the first shot is of the record player, playing the song 'Sh-Boom' by The Crew Cuts (recorded/released 1954). The record on the record player is a Decca Records recording (label design is 1940s; 1950s label was different); the Crew Cuts were under contract to Mercury Records. 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

The DVD version allows viewers to watch the original "A", "B", and "C" endings by themselves (chosen randomly by the DVD player), or to watch the three endings stitched together as on TV and VHS. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Murder by Death (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Shake, Rattle and Roll
By Charles F. Calhoun (as C. Calhoun)
Performed by Bill Haley and the Comets (uncredited)
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A hectic murdermysterycomedy with a pace like none other.
13 December 2004 | by ryanj3See all my reviews

This is easily Tim Curry's best role (yes, even better than Frank from RHPS). He is dry and quick to a level that I have never seen topped, and with an all star cast to support him, this is easily my favorite pun filled, fast paced comedy. The beginning of the story begins slow and exponentially increases til the very end. The speed at which the actors are delivering their lines is staggering at some points, and goes to the technical grace of the actors like Christopher Lloyd and Leslie Ann Warren. Also, the late great Madeline Kahn produces a hilarious Ms. White who shall be remembered as her second greatest role (under Young Frankenstein). I cannot say enough about this movie, the script and its wonderful actors.


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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:

$2,014,166, 15 December 1985

Gross USA:

$14,643,997

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,643,997
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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