The Adventures of Ford Fairlane
The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 11, 1990
DVD Release Date: December 16, 2003
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Critic Score: 29% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

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.

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Rita Kempley
Washington Post

[A] slick glorification of hate and loathing that portrays women as sexually promiscuous and men as infantile, violent and feeble-minded.

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Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

It's bad, it's been forgotten, and we can all move on with nary a second thought.

Nigel Floyd
Time Out

This expensively empty action comedy is as much fun as a car crash.

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Brian Orndorf

Isn't for every taste, but those tuned into Clay's goofy personality are rewarded with a hilarious performance that finds the comedian at his most confidant and playfully mischievous.

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Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

As vulgar and obnoxious as its star. One of the very worst films of 1990.

Janet Maslin
New York Times

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.

Brian Orndorf

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.

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Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

Possibly genius.

Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
Clintus Maximus
Andrew Dice Clay basically plays himself in this comedy, a perfect representation of the glory days of MTV and the sunset strip in 1990. I was a fan of MTV and… More
RJ MacReady
Say what you will about Andrew "Dice" Clay, but I LOVE this movie. Clay was a one-note comic, but he milked his 15 minutes for all it was worth, never… More
Steve K
Indefensible trash. I love it!
cody franklin
Hey they blew me.
Dean McKenna
Andrew Dice Clay's so hilarious in this title role.
Chad Roesti
Two words. "Disco Express." Ford Fairlane: Disco Express? They blew dog. And that lead singer, he kinda looked like... Lt. Amos: Like ME, right?… More