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Clue (1985)

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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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Taglines:

It's Not Just A Game Anymore. See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The license plate on Wadsworth's car at the start of the movie reads "District of Columbia The Nation's Capital" with an expiration date of 1955, further lending to this movie's authenticity. See more »

Goofs

When Mrs. White is screaming after the power is cut, all of the "Help me!" lines are clearly the same recording played over and over. 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

There is a very large cut in the film when aired on Comedy Central and the Fox Family Network. When Green and Yvette stand at the bottom of the stairs and decide who is to go first, there are a number of scenes showing the other guests looking throughout the house before going back to Yvette and Green, where she says "Go on! I'll be right behind you!" This is how it is found in the theatrical version. On the television version, the scene of the two deciding who is to go first and the the "Go on!" scene are joined together, making one scene. All of the scenes in between are edited out. Also edited out is a scene of Scarlet and Mustard in the Billiard room, and a shot where Mrs White is in a darkened room saying "Are you in here? I'm coming" See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Adventure Time: The Creeps (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

For She's a Jolly Good Fellow
(uncredited)
Performed by Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd, Michael McKean,
Martin Mull, and Lesley Ann Warren
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My all time favorite movie!
25 October 2001 | by JaxxxSee all my reviews

I love this movie more than any other. I cannot get enough of it. I have seen it over fifty times and still have trouble remembering who killed who, why they killed who, where they killed and the weapon they used to kill. After about ten times I could remember who killed who and why, plus what their dark secret was. Once you have it down, you can have fun paying attention who is not in the room (because they are killing another) and how they are able to sneak away from their partner, kill someone, and come back un noticed. The end is a little hard to follow (Mr Boddy was really the butler, Wadsworth was really Mr. Boddy) and it is annoying watching Wadsworth retell the events in a fast-forwarded version with all three endings. The acting and casting of parts is exceptional. It is a fun movie that most people will enjoy. Having three unique endings distinguishes this movie from all others. The final ending, and the reasons behind everything, is hysterical. You cannot see this movie just once... You need to see it atleast two, three, four times to pay attention to detail!


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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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