The Adventures of Ford Fairlane
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The Adventures of Ford Fairlane
Controversial and often offensive stand-up comedian Andrew Dice Clay made his debut as a feature film star in this crude comedy. Fairlane is a "rock and roll detective" who works in the music business, has an office on Sunset Boulevard, and drives a 1957 Ford, with clothing to match. He floats through the rock clubs of Hollywood, picking up women and clients, and soon stumbles into a case involving the death of a heavy metal singer, a corrupt music executive (Wayne Newton), the murder of a radio shock-jock (Gilbert Gottfried), and the kidnapping of the jock's daughter (Maddie… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 26%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Surprisingly funny and expectedly rude, this first starring vehicle by vilified standup comic Andrew Dice Clay has a decidedly lowbrow humor that is a sort of modern equivalent of that of the Three Stooges."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"[A] slick glorification of hate and loathing that portrays women as sexually promiscuous and men as infantile, violent and feeble-minded."
‑ Rita Kempley, Washington Post
"As vulgar and obnoxious as its star. One of the very worst films of 1990."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily
"Look at the star. Look at the director. See something else."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Funny in a south side of Chicago neighborhood kind of way, but not much more than his stand-up act."
‑ Michael Drakulich, Star Newspapers (Chicago, IL)
"This expensively empty action comedy is as much fun as a car crash."
‑ Nigel Floyd, Time Out
"It's harmless fun with a breezy '80s ambiance -- a neon playground with a cross-eyed soundtrack, smoky widescreen cinematography, and a cool snapshot of Dice when he was king of the world."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"Possibly genius."
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
"Gets stale after a while, but Dice was still pretty funny."
‑ Brian Mckay,
"As a stand-up comedian, Clay's repertoire was minimal. On a movie screen, it's insufferable."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"The person most likely to be entertained by ''The Adventures of Ford Fairlane'' need not be made aware of the film's existence. He's already on the screen."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"It's bad, it's been forgotten, and we can all move on with nary a second thought."
‑ Rob Vaux, Flipside Movie Emporium
"Pretty bad, but Dice Clay's best effort."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"Nice try but no dice."
‑ Gerry Shamray, Your Movies (
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