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The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990)

A vulgar private detective is hired to find a missing groupie and is drawn into a mystery involving a series of murders tied to the music industry.

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5 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ford Fairlane
... Julian Grendel
... Colleen Sutton
... Don Cleveland
... Jazz
... Zuzu Petals
... Johnny Crunch
... Sam
... The Kid
... Smiley
... Lt. Amos
... Bobby Black
... Club Singer
David Arnott ... Club Guy
Mark Goldstein ... Club Guy
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Storyline

Ford "Mr. Rock n' Roll Detective" Fairlane is experiencing problems, and it's not with the opposite sex. One of them is that all the rock stars pay him with drum sticks, koala bears, food processors and bicycle shorts. Another one of them is that all his employers that want him to find a girl named Zuzu Petals get killed. Why didn't he become a fisherman's detective instead? A must-see for Andrew Dice Clay fans. Written by Lars J. Aas <larsa@colargol.edb.tih.no>

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Private Detective. Public Offender. See more »


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11 July 1990 (USA)  »

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Ford Fairlane  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$21,413,502
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

DIRECTOR TRADEMARK (Renny Harlin): (Finland): Finlandia Vodka. See more »

Goofs

The level of juice in the blender. See more »

Quotes

Colleen Sutton: Nothing disgusts me. At the age of eleven I walked in on my father and the Shetland pony. Does that excite you?
Ford Fairlane: I don't know, I never met your father.
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References The Love Boat (1977) See more »

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Performed by Yello
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The Diceman cometh
24 December 2003 | by See all my reviews

Andrew Dice Clay, now THERE was a man who was ahead of his time, If he came a decade or two later he would have been heralded as the acting equivalent of say, Eminem.. You know except with talent. OOOOH! Hey is this thing on?? Anyways this movie is greatness & one of my "guilty pleasures". So many quotable lines. So many great cameos. I heard Roger Ebert HATED this movie..yeah Ebert, I F#%^ed him OOOOH!! Seriously go see this movie... NOW, snapperhead.

My Grade: B+

DVD Extras: featurette; Billy Idol music video; theatrical trailer


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