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Clean Slate (1994)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Mystery | 6 May 1994 (USA)
A private eye who suffers total amnesia every 24h is deeply entangled in a complicated murder/theft case.

Director:

Mick Jackson

Writer:

Robert King
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dana Carvey ... Maurice L. Pogue
Valeria Golino ... Sarah Novak / Beth Holly
James Earl Jones ... John Dolby
Kevin Pollak ... Rosenheim
Michael Gambon ... Cornell
Michael Murphy ... Dr. Doover
Jayne Brook ... Paula
Vyto Ruginis ... Hendrix
Olivia d'Abo ... Judy
Angela Paton ... Shirley Pogue
Mark Bringelson ... Bodyguard #1
Christopher Meloni ... Bodyguard #2
Timothy Scott ... Stanley (as Tim Scott)
Gailard Sartain ... Judge Block
Robert Wisdom ... Mort
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Storyline

Pogue is a private eye with a problem: every morning when he wakes up, he has total amnesia, waking up with a 'blank slate'. Since he is in the middle of a hot investigation and has a developing romance, this is less than convenient. Written by Reid Gagle

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It's a day he'll never forget... until tomorrow.

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Comedy | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 May 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Trou de mémoire See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$7,503,192
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Bob Odenkirk and Bryan Cranston both starred in Breaking Bad. See more »

Goofs

Pogue's dog, Baby, has an eye-patch over his right eye. It is stated that as a result, the dog has a depth perception problem. While this could be true, the problem manifests itself not as depth perception, but in moving towards things to the left of where they actually are. See more »

Quotes

Maurice L. Pogue: It's so nice seeing all your faces here: John and Susan and Mary and Fred and Ethel, Little Ricky
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Alternate Versions

The American TV version deleted a large section between Pogue's visit to the fashion show and his dictating to his tape recorder about the coin being with "Baby". In addition to eliminating the entire "guest speaker" scene, one of the funniest in the movie, this is also the part where Pogue learns tha the coin is with Baby. Thus, the viewer is left out of a key clue in this mystery! See more »

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Features Pork Chop Hill (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

THESE FOOLISH THINGS
Words by Eric Maschwitz (as H. Marvell) and Jack Strachey
Words and Music by Harry Link (as H. Link)
Performed by Oleta Adams
Courtesy of Phonogram Limited
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Dana Carvey is truly an underrated talent
18 June 2001 | by Brad_DharmaSee all my reviews

This movie is one of my favorite comedies. I saw it before I knew that Dana Carvey was Garth from Wayne's World (this was before my great interest in Cinema and now know everything about films in the '90s and '00s). I found it to be very entertaining and have seen it many times since. I love it when an ex-SNL actor is able to star in a movie that is not based on a Character they did on SNL (Mike Myers in So I Married and Axe Murderer, Adam Sandler in Billy Madison, and Chris Farley, David Spade in Tommy Boy). Carvey has this charm about him as seeming like a regular guy. He does not seem like the Hollywood type. I think he is highly underrated and I hope he can find his niche again. Clean Slate is the comedy version of Memento, or Memento is the serious version of Clean Slate. I heard that Adam Sandler was producing a script Dan Carvey wrote, so I hope something comes of that.


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