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The Adventures of Ford Fairlane
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on December 9, 2001
An crime fighting Rock & Roll Detective (Andrew Dice Clay in a vulgar comic performance) has been hired by his best friend (Gilbert Gottfried) & an mystery woman (Priscilla Presley) to find an missing young groupie (Maddie Corman), who could be linked to the mystery death of Bobby Black (Vince Neil of Moltey Crue) is murdered on Stage. Soon the hippest detective is having problems with his secertary/girlfriend (Lauren Holly) and an Cop (Ed O`Neill) but the worse he gets involved with an sleazy ruthless record executive (Wayne Newton) and a merciless hit man (Robert Englund).
The film is a gulity pleasure, directed by Renny Harlin (A Nightmare on Elm Street 4:The Dream Master, Driven). Andrew Dice Play`s Performance keeps the film entertaining. This was a Box Office disapointment for Harlin. Harlin did get Fans from this film, years later after this film`s release. DVD has an sharp anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1) transfer (also in Pan & Scan) and an good-Dolby Stereo 2.0 Surround Sound. DVD has a Interesting Commentary Track by the Director, Music Video, a Featurette and the Theatrical Trailer. This is an very underrated comic film, which is not for all comic tastes. Panavision. Grade:A-.
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on May 3, 2000
Andrew Dice Clay fans are not the only people who can enjoy "The adventures of Ford Fairlane". It should hold an appeal for anyone who admire the conviction of people who travel a path very different from the mainstream of humanity. Ford Fairlane is definitely one of these types of characters.

Wearing a leather jacket with the collar up, tight black jeans, slicked up hair and shiny, black, pointy, leather boots, Ford tears up the screen with his sharp sexist wit. He is so conscious of being cool that he often runs the risk of losing his life.

This film has more quotes than you can shake a stick at and rightly so. The script would have to be one of the best around. Lines like the following:
"Johnny was the only person that could ever out-gross me"
"We used to have gross-out contests"
"I would cough up a wad of phlegm on the table and Johnny would say 'Nice try' and pull out a straw"

Ford Fairlane is a rock and roll detective. By that I mean he specialises in investigative cases in the music industry. Specifically, in Los Angeles. The story takes Ford through an investigation given to him by his good friend Johnny Crunch, a radio shock jock, who is killed shortly thereafter.

The case eventually manages to suck in two other investigations. One of which concerns the recent death of a heavy metal band's lead singer. The other is a hundred dollar case to find the Father of a kid that idolizes Ford and emulates him in all things.

Despite a number of premature attempts by Fairlane, the case is eventually closed but only at the cost of his home, his girl and his best friend. All of which would be sad if the film were not the frighteningly funny comedy that it is.

So, if you are getting tired of being politically correct, want to objectify women, drive a tasteless car and produce knock-em-dead one liners at the drop of a prat, then settle yourself with a six-pack and some snacks while enjoying "The Adventures of Ford Fairlane".
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on February 19, 2001
The Plot:When an successful heavy metal singer dies by strange way. When a rock and roll detective named Ford Fairlane(Andrew Dice Clay in a vulgar comic performance), is hired by his bestfriend(Gilbert Gottfried) to find a missing young girl(Maddie Corman), who is actually his lost daughter. Then when his best friend died the same night, he was hired. Then the next day, he was hired by mystery woman(Priscilla Presley) to find the same girl, but once he finds her. She has something to do with the heavy metal singer death, he will do anything to find the truth. This film feautres a good cast-Wayne Newton, Lauren Holly(Dumb and Dumber), Robert Englund(A nightmare on elm street series) and Ed O`Neill(The star of the hit t.v. show Married with Children). An good guilty pleasure to see, directed by Renny Harlin(Cliffhanger, Deep Blue Sea). Grade:B+. Panavision.
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on November 16, 2002
The Adventures of Ford Fairlane has bad acting, superficial characters, and a plot that's...well...acceptable, and nothing more.
So why did I give it four stars? Simple: Dice DRIVES this movie, and he cracks me up every time.
I'll make it clear just in case you didn't get that insinuation. The only way you're going to like this movie is if you're a fan of Andrew Dice Clay. If you're not, don't even give this movie the time of day. Otherwise, this movie contains some of Dice's most quotable lines, and it's a must see.
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on December 25, 2007
This is a pretty entertaining movie, as I recall, but not exactly super hilarious or super clever. At this point in his career, the Diceman had become very well known, and I get the feeling that this was somewhat of a standard movie to cash in on that notoriety. Not necessarily as funny or as shocking as some of his stand-up material, but still worth a look, partly because it's a slice of American pop culture history. Author of Adjust Your Brain: A Practical Theory for Maximizing Mental Health.
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on January 10, 2004
Having had the misfortune for being politically incorrect at a time when doing so was not "in", Andrew Dice Clay's "Adventures of Ford Fairlane" recieved all sorts of negative criticism, some going so far as to say it was "the worst movie ever made".
I felt differently.
It was exciting, lively, everything an action movie should be.
Forget what the holier-than-thou politically correct types say, watch the movie, have fun!!!!!
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on April 15, 1999
Coming from a person who's not a fan of the Dice, I love this film. Some of the jokes aren't that funny, but the rest of the film is great. I love Robert Englund in this movie--proof positive that he can do other things outside of Freddy.
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on March 13, 2004
used dvd are a rip off. ford fairlane olny five bucks new wallmart. great funny show
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