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A little bit of the humor is dated, and the hair is *very* eighties, but the story is well done. A sequel is clearly set up in the closing moments of the film, but the poor box office of what was expected to be a major hit prevented that from ever coming to be. Still, Clifford's antics while he tries to balance his job, the call girls, and a major fundraiser for his university, and trying to catch a little sleep in between, are very entertaining.
One kvetch I have is the cover. It's a small thing, but in the original poster and prior releases on VHS, Dan Aykroyd has a sword in his right hand, skewering a roast chicken, as he swings on a steel chain, clearly showing a swashbuckling theme. On this version, his hand is empty. No idea why the new release does this, except political correctness. I mean, hell, doesn't every boy want to swing on a chain, brandishing a sword, with four call girls in the background? (Joking....)
Seriously, though, this movie is not, *not*, NOT for children. There are numerous sexual references (though oddly no nudity except on a TV set in the background), and the language is appropriately adult. Trust me, you *don't* want to have to explain the mention of battery operated devices, underwater....
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Aykroyd plays Clifford Skridlow, a professor of comparative literature (primarily focusing on such antiquated notions as chivalry and honor) who fancies speed walking, Indian food, foreign cinema, and lives with his parents (Cliff's father, played by Furth, is chancellor of the university)...basically the antithesis of cool...Read more ›
I found it funny and entertaining best 90 minutes of my life. it brought back memories when I bought the DVD and seen it again
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Was expecting the tv version I guess.... Way too much vulgar language to enjoy the moviePublished 27 days ago by nannie801
I forgot how much fun this movie is. Dan Aykroyd at his finest.Published 2 months ago by Gary Ochwat
This movie is more important than most people realize. See it. Over and over.Published 2 months ago by Andrew S.