This movie has a lot going for it, despite its reputation. It has Dice Clay, Ed O'Neill (Al Bundy from "Married with Children"), Gilbert Gottfried, Priscilla Presley, Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger), Wayne Newton, Morris Day, Tone Loc, Motley Crue, and David Patrick Kelly (Sully from Commando- Remember when I said I'd kill you last? I lied.) Never saw it back in the day, so 18 years later, here we go. I was in college at the time. I could have had an 18 year old kid to share this with. Instead I have Johnny aka Darth Milk. Thankfully we both have the minds of 18 year olds (and that's being generous, there are some mature kids that age).
The Adventures of Ford Fairlane stars Dice Clay as a "Rock 'n Roll Detective," helping the stars with stalkers and whatever. The problem is he gets paid in gold watches and koalas, which don't pay the fuckin' rent, if you know what I mean. The mystery begins when hair metal douche Bobby Black (Vince Neil of Motley Crue) is murdered on stage. It's a good start. I've never understood metal bands with guys in make-up, unless it was KISS. Speaking of which, Rikki Rocket from Poison allegedly stuck his rocket in some Mississippi gal without her consent. Maybe they'll lynch him for the good of humanity (and music).
she looks great in a pirate costume) and being named "Renny," he should be skinned and basted with habañeros in a feces-encrusted corner of Hades for making Ed O'Neill humiliate himself in this fashion. Thankfully, like the Kid, Ed only has a small and thankless role here.
Casual Sex? is a bit better, but Dice has a smaller role. If you haven't seen it, it's one of the better relationship comedies of the 80's. This one is great fun for Dice fans, but was obviously torturous for anyone else from the reviews it got.
Beers Required to Enjoy: 1
Quotability Rating: High
Cheese Factor: Medium
Could it be made today? Larry the Cable Guy is doing it now, badly.
Gratuitous Boobs: A cavalcade of cleavage, but no nudity.
High Points: A car chase with hearses through a cemetery.
Low Point: Ed O'Neill singing "Booty Time"