The Adventures of Ford Fairlane

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"Kojak. Columbo. Dirty Harry. Wimps."
  • R
  • 1990
  • 1 hr 44 min
  • 6.4  (19,029)
  • 24

The Adventures of Ford Fairlane is a crime-comedy movie released in 1990, directed by Renny Harlin and starring Andrew Dice Clay, Lauren Holly, and Wayne Newton. The film follows the story of Ford Fairlane, a tough-talking rock and roll detective who sets out to solve the murder of a famous rockstar, Johnny Crunch, whose death sparks controversy in the music industry.

The movie begins with Ford Fairlane (Andrew Dice Clay) playing music at a local club. He receives a phone call and leaves for a meeting with a new client. Ford is a clever and witty detective who is always in search of his next big case. When he arrives at the meeting, he finds out that the client is actually a music executive named Zuzu Petals (played by Lauren Holly) who claims that her client, Johnny Crunch, has been murdered. Zuzu wants Ford to find the killer and solve the case.

Ford is initially hesitant to take on the case, but when he discovers that he owes a considerable amount of money to an acquaintance named Smiley (played by Gilbert Gottfried), he decides to take Zuzu's offer. As Ford begins his investigation, he uncovers a web of deceit, corruption, and greed within the music industry. He meets a variety of characters along the way, including a wannabe rockstar named Bobby Black (played by Robert Englund), a radio DJ named Johnny Cantone (played by Vince Neil), and a wealthy businessman, Julian Grendel (played by Wayne Newton), who is involved with Johnny Crunch's death.

Throughout the movie, Ford uses his quick wit and charm to solve the case. He also gets into a few fistfights along the way, proving that he can handle himself in any situation. The film's storyline is fast-paced, and the dialogue is filled with jokes and one-liners that keep the audience entertained. Andrew Dice Clay's performance as Ford Fairlane perfectly captures the character's ridiculousness and charm, making for an entertaining and enjoyable experience.

The Adventures of Ford Fairlane is a unique film that blends elements of comedy, action, and crime-thriller genres. It's an entertaining ride from beginning to end, with a memorable cast of characters and a satisfying resolution. The film also features a fantastic soundtrack that perfectly captures the spirit of the 80s and 90s rock and roll scene, making it a must-see for music lovers.

Overall, The Adventures of Ford Fairlane is a fun movie that doesn't take itself too seriously. It embraces its absurdity and humor, delivering a unique and enjoyable experience for audiences. Andrew Dice Clay shines in his role as Ford Fairlane, proving that he can handle both comedy and action with ease. If you're looking for a fast-paced, entertaining movie with plenty of laughs and action, The Adventures of Ford Fairlane is a must-see.

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    6.4  (19,029)
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