The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990)

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Movie Info

Controversial and often offensive stand-up comedian Andrew Dice Clay made his debut as a feature film star in this crude comedy. Fairlane is a "rock and roll detective" who works in the music business, has an office on Sunset Boulevard, and drives a 1957 Ford, with clothing to match. He floats through the rock clubs of Hollywood, picking up women and clients, and soon stumbles into a case involving the death of a heavy metal singer, a corrupt music executive (Wayne Newton), the murder of a radio … More

Rating: R
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Daniel Waters, James Cappe, David Arnott
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 16, 2003
Runtime:
Twentieth Century Fox

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Cast


as Ford Fairlane

as Julian

as Zuzu Petals

as Johnny Crunch

as The Kid

as Lt. Amos

as Bobby Black

as Club Singer

as Club Guys

as Sorority Girl

as Kyle Troy

as Punk Gunslinger

as Studio Musician

as Punk Gunslinger

as Piano Mover

as Melodi

as Pussycat

as Club Singer

as Twin Club Girl

as Twin Club Girl

as MTV VJ

as Black Plague Band Me...

as Black Plague Band Me...

as Black Plague Band Me...

as Club Band Member

as Club Band Member

as Backup Singer

as Backup Singer

as Backup singer

as Mixer

as College Boy

as College Boy

as Frat Boy

as Frat Boy

as Sleazy Guy

as Sorority Girl

as Sorority Girl

as Sorority Girl

as Sorority Girl

as Bartender

as Tour Guide

as Amiable Tourist

as Mortician

as Mortician

as Receptionist

as Receptionist

as Bel Air Party Singer

as Piano Player

as Slam the Rapper

as Damion Flemm

as Girl on Ladder

as Piano Mover

as Studio Musician

as Studio Musician

as Studio Musician

as Studio Musician

as Studio Musician

as Studio Musician

as Studio Musician

as Detective

as Pussycat

as Slam the Rapper
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Critic Reviews for The Adventures of Ford Fairlane

All Critics (28) | Top Critics (7)

Surprisingly funny and expectedly rude, this first starring vehicle by vilified standup comic Andrew Dice Clay has a decidedly lowbrow humor that is a sort of modern equivalent of that of the Three Stooges.

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Variety
Top Critic

This expensively empty action comedy is as much fun as a car crash.

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

The person most likely to be entertained by ''The Adventures of Ford Fairlane'' need not be made aware of the film's existence. He's already on the screen.

Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

[A] slick glorification of hate and loathing that portrays women as sexually promiscuous and men as infantile, violent and feeble-minded.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Isn't for every taste, but those tuned into Clay's goofy personality are rewarded with a hilarious performance that finds the comedian at his most confidant and playfully mischievous.

Full Review… | May 7, 2015
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Audience Reviews for The Adventures of Ford Fairlane

½

Andrew Dice Clay basically plays himself in this comedy, a perfect representation of the glory days of MTV and the sunset strip in 1990. I was a fan of MTV and the haircut bands of that era, so Ford Fairlane is a guilty pleasure, to be sure. Its cheesy and offensive yet hilarious also. Check out "Aint Got You" by Ford (Clay); it is an awesome contrast between what used to be rock and roll and what is passing for it both in 1990 and now.

I love the all-star cast: Robert Englund, Priscilla Presley, Wayne Newton, Ed O'Neil, Gilbert Gottfried, and Lauren Holly. Holly excels in a small role as the vulnerable secretary with the knock-out figure. The Dice-man is exactly what you'd expect, for better or worse, and Maddie Corman is delightful as Zuzu, an MTV dance party-type. Has there ever been a greater groupie name than "Zuzu Petals?"

The plot is disposable; who cares about the mysterious CDs? Accept The Adventures of Ford Fairlane for what it is, and just laugh along. As Dice would exclaim, "Unfu*#ingbelieveable!"

Clintus M.
Clintus Maximus

Super Reviewer

Indefensible trash. I love it!

Beefy
Steve K

Super Reviewer

½

Andrew Dice Clay's so hilarious in this title role.

deano
Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

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