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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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Trivia

James Earl Jones and Olivia D'Abo both starred in the "Conan" films starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. 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 »

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WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT LOVE
Words and Music by Mack Gordon and Harry Revel
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It's better than Wayne's World!
3 December 2001 | by wishkah7See all my reviews

Dana Carvey's performance as a private eye who forgets everything he learns by morning is truly exceptional. Clean Slate is an underrated movie that deserved a lot better recognition than it got! This movie was funnier than all the performances Dana did on Saturday Night Live combined. In this one, Dana Carvey plays Maurice Pogue, a private eye who must remember every little thing about a crime he is investigating. He teams up with a woman who helps him along the way.

Clean Slate is a roller coaster ride of a comedy. Every situation our hero gets into will keep you wanting for more. Another good thing about this movie is that it never seemed to run out of any sight gags like in some comedies of nowadays. It had an array of colorful characters, a well-written plot, surreal sight gags, and it's just plain fun for anyone who is a fan of Dana Carvey. Wayne and Garth? Who are they, anyway? Want to have some good clean fun? Then Clean Slate is the one! It's Dana Carvey at his best! I give it 5 stars!


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