The Adventures of Ford Fairlane Reviews
I saw "The Adventures of Ford Fairlane" at the movies in 1990 when it came out, and Andrew Dice Clay was not that known in Europe at that point. I had seen him in some teen movie, but here he was in his full on obnoxious stand up persona. Can´t remember what I thought of that then, but as far as I remember I did kind of like the movie per se. And re-seeing this in 2013, I kind of still agree to the fact that I still do like
"The Adventures of Ford Fairlane" per se, but the tiresome act of Andrew Dice Clay is hardly likeable. So his whole intention might have been to poke fun at the stereotypical Italian-American from Brooklyn who thinks he's hot stuff and believes he can treat any woman like a piece of meat, but he doesn´t manage to put forward any likeable sides in the midst of his tics and bad language which is a failure in my eyes. And he´s simply not an actor. I do like the ensemble piece it is, the idea of a "rock and roll detective", the great soundtrack, the action signed Renny Harlin and the gallery of colourful characters. I particularly like the characters of Ed O'Neill and Robert Englund, the latter on some sort of australian overdrive. What´s on the minus side is of course how most women are portrayed in the movie. The only female character that has some sort of balance is Jazz, played by a very stunning Lauren Holly. So, "The Adventures of Ford Fairlane" is unique in one way and entertaining in a slap sticky way, but as well not fully balanced and pretty sexist.