Doctor Detroit


Doctor Detroit

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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
James Brown (II)
as Bandleader
Glenne Headly
as Miss Debbylike
Robert Cornthwaite
as Prof. Blount
John A. Moloney
as Commodore
William Munchow
as Prof. Ariel
Edward Meekin
as Prof. Durant
Hank Salas
as Johnny
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
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
Phillip Borsos
as Rush Street Dude
Jim Brown
as Himself
Ben Frommer
as Faculty Member
John Kapelos
as Rush Street Dude
James Spinks
as Rush Street Dude
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 (6) | Top Critics (1)

In the midst of all of this, Dan Aykroyd enjoys himself and brings along a certain mad detachment that suggests he knows it's just a humble little screenplay, but he's amused by its pretension.

Oct 23, 2004 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Night Shift and Risky Business were both polished comic gems -- hilarious and clever in equal measure -- yet sandwiched between their releases was this like-minded effort that did NOT yield similar dividends.

Apr 28, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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

May 14, 2013 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

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.

Sep 24, 2005 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

A sassy comic tale about transformation.

Aug 19, 2004 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Doctor Detroit


Weird, generally bad but some amusing lines and moments. I see where some of the inspiration for the Dr. Evil franchise came from.

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