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Doctor Detroit (1983)

Doctor Detroit (1983)




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An ineffectual professor (Dan Aykroyd) becomes involved with the underworld when he is forced to go undercover as a pimp. As it turns out, the life rather suits "Dr. Detroit," and he becomes a minor celebrity.
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Dan Aykroyd
as Clifford Skridlow
Howard Hesseman
as Smooth Walker
T.K. Carter
as Diavolo Washington
Donna Dixon
as Monica McNeil
Lydia Lei
as Jasmine Wu
Lynn Whitfield
as Thelma Cleland
Fran Drescher
as Karen Blittstein
George Furth
as Arthur Skridlow
Nan Martin
as Margaret Skridlow
Andrew Duggan
as Harmon Rousebhorn
Glenne Headly
as Miss Debbylike
Robert Cornthwaite
as Prof. Blount
Parley Baer
as Judge
John A. Moloney
as Commodore
William Munchow
as Prof. Ariel
Edward Meekin
as Prof. Durant
Hank Salas
as Johnny
Rudolf Kovar
as Carson
Peter Elbling
as Guptar
Peter Aykroyd
as Mr. Frankman
Oliver Clark
as Shaky Alcoholic Lawyer
Ben Kronen
as Bailiff
Lance Kinsey
as Street Dude
Lynda Aldon
as Dream Girl
Carla Barbour
as Dream Girl
Sue Bowser
as Dream Girl
Tamara Clarrett
as Dream Girl
Deidre Cowden
as Dream Girl
Deborah Koppel
as Dream Girl
DeAnna Joy Brooks
as Dream Girl
Toni Naples
as Dream Girl
Roni Michelle
as Dream Girl
Laurie Senit
as Dream Girl
Robert Swan
as Seedy Biker
Eugene Pressman
as Professor Fulsom
Victoria Anne Brown
as Mrs. Fulsom
Phillip Borsos
as Rush Street Dude
Ben Frommer
as Faculty Member
John Kapelos
as Rush Street Dude
James Spinks
as Rush Street Dude
Derrick Brice
as Dancer
Brad Barrios
as Dancer
Sonja Haney
as Dancer
Bruce Heath
as Dancer
Keny Long
as Dancer
Ade Small
as Dancer
Blackie Dammett
as Eddie Four Eyes
Vincent J. Isaac
as St. Louis Louis
Diane Robin
as Rae Ann
Manny Weltman
as Rabbi Miller
Annabel Armour
as Airline Clerk
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Critic Reviews for Doctor Detroit

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

I'll be honest: it plays a lot better when you're twelve.

Full Review… | May 14, 2013

There's no sense of momentum, structure, or escalating comedic craziness; it's is like a feature-length SNL skit, and it's the sort they'd air right before the end credits.

Full Review… | September 24, 2005

A sassy comic tale about transformation.

Full Review… | August 19, 2004
Spirituality and Practice

Audience Reviews for Doctor Detroit

As one critic said "It was better at 12 yrs old, to be quite honest.", still like it for its most valued line in the movie, "Get down with your Bad Hopkido, self, Skridlow!"

Davis Krysiak
Davis Krysiak

68% "Nothing can destroy the doctor!"-Clifford "Doctor Detroit" Skridlow (Dan Akroyd) Nothing except the Dr.

FilmGrinder Stone
FilmGrinder Stone

(***): [img][/img] I laughed more than what I was expecting.


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