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
When he was originally contacted by the crew for a part in this movie, Martin Mull thought he would be up for the role of Mr. Green. He would end up playing Colonel Mustard. See more »
The film-makers used the same clip of Miss Scarlet's scream in the kitchen twice. The second time is during Wadsworth's explanation. Both times, when Miss Scarlet is screaming, she is holding a lighted cigarette in her hand. The first time, Miss Scarlet had been smoking. During Wadsworth's explanation, she wasn't. See more »
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 »
Three different endings exist for this movie, each with a different person being the killer. In theaters, only one of the endings was shown. Television and rental versions include all of the endings. See more »
Fantastic performances salvage a standard whodunnit
I've been annoyed at most of the bad reviews I read of this movie, because none of them understand what it's all about. It's true; the script is not actually that great. What makes it great is how everything is delivered. The cast is fantastic in playing each part as a cliché, even when the lines are far from it. Curry plays the role with so much ham that it's understood why the script is like this. This is a play, not a movie. I can understand not being in the mood for this film. But I can't understand not appreciating these fantastic performances. Another person pointed out that this film needs to be seen in widescreen. This is correct-the movie reaches another level of greatness by seeing it in proper aspect-ratio. And I've never seen Colleen Camp looking this fantastic.
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