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The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990)

Andrew Dice Clay , Lauren Holly , Renny Harlin  |  R |  DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (108 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Andrew Dice Clay, Lauren Holly, Wayne Newton, Priscilla Presley, Morris Day
  • Directors: Renny Harlin
  • Writers: Daniel Waters, David Arnott, James Cappe, Rex Weiner
  • Producers: Joel Silver, Michael Levy, Steve Perry
  • Format: NTSC, Closed-captioned, Subtitled, Widescreen, Full Screen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: December 16, 2003
  • Run Time: 104 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (108 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0000DD76S
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #29,121 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Adventures of Ford Fairlane" on IMDb

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The fast-paced and often seamy world of rock 'n' roll is his beat, but even detective Ford Fairlane (Andrew Dice Clay) is stunned when the king of shock-jocks, Johnny Crunch (Gilbert Gottfried), is electrocuted on the air. After all, Crunch was his only paying client! Crunch had hired Ford to track down a mysterious teenage groupie name Zuzu Petals - a search which quickly finds Ford tangled up, and trading insults, with a ruthless record executive (Wayne Newton) and merciless hit man (Robert Englund).

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33 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Poor Dice, given a bad rap... January 10, 2004
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I remember the early days of Don Rickles, the master of insult humor. His career was saved when his Las Vegas crowd rallied to let the public know that he was really a nice guy. Unfortunately, the Dice-Man didn't have that support, and his 80's update of Rickles-type humor was blown out of proportion by a misguided, politically-correct public that wouldn't know a funny joke if it was strapped to their privates. Dice IS funny, and he IS a nice guy. His humor is probably a "GUY" thing, but he talks no differently than anyone I've known who lived in a college dorm. Okay. Enough about the misunderstood Dice. "The Adventures of Ford Fairlane", an early effort from Renny Harlin, is always funny and always entertaining. The screenplay is clever, a direct parody of dumb detective films, with many original ideas, tailor-made to the many talents of Andrew Dice Clay. Dice is quite charming, always self-effacing and having a great time. The assembled cast is great, with Gilbert Gottfried in a natural role, a fine nasty performance from Wayne Newton, as well as Robert Englund (in a non-Freddy role, but still nasty). Lauren Holly is a stabilizing factor, and Priscilla Presley (remember the "Naked Gun" films?) is as straight as ever. Really enjoyable is Maddie Corman (the little sister from "Some Kind of Wonderful") as Zuzu Petals (I've not been able to watch "It's a Wonderful Life" without thinking of Maddie...) Ed O'Neill's rendition of "Booty Time" may stick with you.Andrew Dice Clay's humor may not appeal to all, but this is a fun film and the Dice-Man is quite endearing. Don't judge...ENJOY!
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb DVD release that's been long overdue! November 24, 2003
Format:DVD
I had the opportunity to buy the Adventures Of Ford Fairlane DVD about a month in advance, so I'll comment about the transfer and special features for buyers wanting details concerning the DVD. It is surely a definite must buy for fans of the movie.
It is a Double-Sided DVD with a crystal clear Anamorphic 2.35:1 Widescreen version on one side and a Full-Screen "formatted to fit your TV" version on the other side of the disc. It would have been nicer to just have a Dual-Layer DVD instead of Double-Sided DVD (easier to scratch!), but that's only a small complaint. It's great to finally be able to see the movie in it's original Widescreen format, a lot of small details are not visible in the Pan & Scan VHS version that's been available for years. I haven't viewed the Full-Screen version on the disc, but the Widescreen transfer on the disc looks as good as any newer movie would on the DVD format.
The audio options are English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, which is also very sharp and clear. You can also choose French or Spanish language tracks if you choose, both of those are in "mono" sound. Subtitles/Captions are available in English, French and Spanish as well.
The DVD special features... There is a full-length audio commentary by director Renny Harlin that is quite informative. You can choose to listen to his commentary track on either the Widescreen or Full-Screen side of the disc. Also included is the original "Making Of" featurette from 1990 that runs about 6 minutes in length. Plus, the original music video for Billy Idol's "Cradle Of Love". And last but not least, the original theatrical trailer in 2.35:1 Widescreen format!
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25 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dice's Finest Acting Role November 20, 2004
Format:DVD
Although "The Adventures of Ford Fairlane" is the best film released in the 90's, it has not received the critical acclaim it so justly deserves. The well-written screenplay, tailor-made for Andrew Dice Clay, is a love story about a private investigator and his secretary. In a superb performance, Clay has restrained his usual humor to make a realistic film about the danger of being a Rock and Roll detective. He had reasons for leaving the police force, which results in harsh treatment from Lt. Amos, convincingly played by Ed O'Neill. Wayne Newton, as the evil Julian Grendel almost steals the show from the rest of the cast.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Hey Snapperhead, Buy the Flick. December 4, 2005
Format:DVD
I'm a firm believer in the fact that there are two kinds of B movies in the world: the ones which take themselves too seriously and the ones which do not. With the latter, both the audience and the moviemakers are in general agreement that the point is to provide entertainment as opposed to creating art or an intense emotional experience. This allows viewers to relax and gleefully ride along. Here, in Ford Fairlaine, we have a honest, unpretentious B movie that comes with a pompadour of oomph.

As far as plot goes, frankly, this one's not too memorable, but Andrew Dice Clay is/was an underrated comedian. He's really got some fine material in this film. More importantly, the Diceman is an important cultural remnant from the days when people jovially made jokes about one another which were broadly termed "ethnic humor" by cultural commentators. Now such jokes are condemned as hate speech and branded with an ism. The offending party, unless they are members of a blessed minority group, are then charged with dehumanization or some other bit of hogwash dreamt up by the out-of-touch and the overpaid. Here Clay presents a dismissive view of women that one cannot find practically anywhere else on earth. He clearly views them as his inferiors, and even though many of his remarks and insults are too severe, one cannot help but look back at those glowing days in which citizens could say them without being labeled haters.

When Dice brokedown on "The Arsenio Hall Show" I happened to be watching, and I felt very sorry for him. It may have been the first time I understood how invidious political correctness was. The gist was that sensitive Arsenio informed Clay that his assistant wouldn't come to work that day because she was so offended by Andrew's presence.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Heres to ya.
Its the Diceman. Whats not to love?
Published 7 days ago by Cheaprudy
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a classic
Andrew Dice Clays best work. It is an oldie but goodie. His secretary in this movie is the very young version of the female Director of NCIS series....if you liked that series. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Das Fleckenmiester
5.0 out of 5 stars Hit Paydirt with Kdrt...
I remember doubling with my best friend and his girl when this was in theaters...ya, the girls hated it but, I remember saying this movie is going to be a classic.... Read more
Published 6 months ago by mike
3.0 out of 5 stars Loved it then, well, its embarrassing now
Loved it then, well, its embarrassing now! There are still some funny parts, but not as many as I remember, sorry Dice
Published 7 months ago by James Day
4.0 out of 5 stars This is a must watch movie!
I've loved this movie since the first time I saw it in theater. Its Andrew Dice Clay's first feature film and it delivers the typical Dice-persona antics. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Michael Garcia
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Movie.
Another movie that I remember when I was younger and still love watching. You have to have the right humor for this . Read more
Published 8 months ago by Mike Del Vacchio
4.0 out of 5 stars Clay's "Rock and Roll Detective" is a fun, funny ride
The Adventures of Ford Fairlane is a fun movie that mixes comedy and a little adventure with a ton of raunchy humor. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Breotan
4.0 out of 5 stars Awesome movie
If you were a kid in the 90's, this movie made you laugh for sure. It's Dice Clay classic humor with a ridiculous storyline. Watch it! Read more
Published 9 months ago by Martin Lopez
5.0 out of 5 stars A blast from the past!
Got this on a whim, and SO glad I chose to purchase! Brought back a lot of memories and provided a lot of laughs! Thank you!!
Published 14 months ago by T. Pilcher
5.0 out of 5 stars What can I say...
...I like bad movies. I doubt you'll ever convince your wife/girlfriend that this is a piece of cinematic art (it is IMHO), and they'll probably get up and leave 15 minutes into... Read more
Published 14 months ago by JSmith
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