Outrageous, misogynistic and vulgar-to-the-max comedian Andrew Dice Clay does his stuff in this combination of a stand-up concert video, in a filled-to-capacity performance at Madison Square Gardens, and a series of comedy sketches.
Before he was The Diceman, he was a poor, pathetic, put-upon Jew from New York who was disrespected by everyone he came across. Everyone. Then - he got the studded vanity leather jacket--and the Diceman was just - well, he just appeared. And his coolness and general attitude about everything just blew everyone away. Cut to Madison Square Garden where the Diceman himself not only became cool, suave, arrogant - and strangely Italian. He filled the arena two nights in a row. He comes onto the stage and croons in a Gold-Record worthy Clay original - then he starts the stand-up. And leaves no taboo - taboo. The attack on everything. The need to just blow the lid off of everything the fascism of political correctness has been taking over worse than - well, any Holocaust ever did. And the crowd is always giving him a standing ovation loud and powerful enough to level the house.Written by
Twentieth Century Fox was originally set to release the film in December 1990. They dropped the project due to the failure of The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990) and a string of media controversies surrounding Andrew Dice Clay. Clay called the decision "a load of crap... [it] could have been a cool Christmas present for my fans... to see the Diceman up there on the screen, 40 feet tall. I completely trusted the people at Fox, put my entire career in their hands, which turned out to be my mistake." See more »
Dice Rules (1991) was a concert film that captured Andrew "Dice" Clay during his mainstream popularity era. For a few years, the "Dice Man" was all the rage. Misogynists loved him, everyone else loathed or hated the man. But how many people can say that they sold out Madison Square Garden? Knowing that his mainstream acceptance wouldn't last very long, he wisely milked it for whatever he could get out of it. Two theatrical releases (a movie and a concert film). The mainstream and bandwagon fans who wanted to be "hip" abandoned him. Today, the "Dice Man" is back entertaining his fans and performing nightly in Las Vegas. Not bad for a man who people thought would just fade away into obscurity.
One note about this picture. In order for it to be a theatrical release, the film makers had to pad out the running time. They added a prologue about how Andrew Clay used to be before he got his "jacket". A funny short that's well worth the rental of this movie. Love him or hate him. He's an American original.
Recommended for Andrew "Dice" Clay fans.
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