History Film / TheAdventuresOfFordFairlane

7th Jun '16 11:46:00 AM Mdumas43073
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21st May '16 3:09:21 AM erforce
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''The Adventures of Ford Fairlane'' is a 1990 film and [[BilledAboveTheTitle star vehicle]] for [[TheEighties 80's]] [[StandUpComedy comedian]] Creator/AndrewDiceClay, who plays the eponymous Ford Fairlane. It's also notable for being an early work of Finnish director Renny Harlin and being [[VideoFullOfFilmClips featured in the music video]] for Music/BillyIdol's "Cradle of Love." It was not well received, tying for the UsefulNotes/GoldenRaspberryAward with ''Ghosts Can't Do It'' the year of its release; Creator/RogerEbert called it "loud, ugly and mean-spirited." Naturally, it didn't do well in the box office, although Clay has claimed this was the result of [[MoralGuardians protestors getting it pulled from theatres after only one week]].

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''The Adventures of Ford Fairlane'' is a 1990 film and [[BilledAboveTheTitle star vehicle]] for [[TheEighties 80's]] [[StandUpComedy comedian]] Creator/AndrewDiceClay, who plays the eponymous Ford Fairlane. It's also notable for being an early work of Finnish director Renny Harlin Creator/RennyHarlin and being [[VideoFullOfFilmClips featured in the music video]] for Music/BillyIdol's "Cradle of Love." It was not well received, tying for the UsefulNotes/GoldenRaspberryAward with ''Ghosts Can't Do It'' the year of its release; Creator/RogerEbert called it "loud, ugly and mean-spirited." Naturally, it didn't do well in the box office, although Clay has claimed this was the result of [[MoralGuardians protestors getting it pulled from theatres after only one week]].
27th Nov '15 11:28:25 AM nombretomado
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[[WordOfGod According to director Renny Harlin]] on his [[DVDCommentary DVD commentary]], the script was originally written as a very standard [[DetectiveDrama detective story]]. When Andrew Dice Clay was cast in the lead, changes were made to incorporate several of Clay's [[StockShticks stand-up routines]]. This decision was probably an effort to boost box office numbers, as much of the audience probably consisted of [[TargetAudience people who were established fans of Clay]]. On the other hand, although Andrew Dice Clay was originally noticed for his celebrity impressions, his real fame came from his [[VulgarHumor over-the-top vulgarity]], [[RefugeInAudacity audacious sexism]], politically incorrect humor, and the inevitable controversy it created. This led to a lot of [[HypeBacklash backlash]] against his work, especially from women's rights advocates. Among other things, he was [[PersonaNonGrata banned from MTV]], and his appearance on SaturdayNightLive, originally aired during a later time slot than usual, was boycotted by cast member Nora Dunn. By the time this movie was released, Andrew Dice Clay's comedy career was pretty much over. ''Ford Fairlane'' may or may not have been a last-ditch effort to revitalize his popularity, but it (and its failure) ultimately served as the final nail in the coffin.

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[[WordOfGod According to director Renny Harlin]] on his [[DVDCommentary DVD commentary]], the script was originally written as a very standard [[DetectiveDrama detective story]]. When Andrew Dice Clay was cast in the lead, changes were made to incorporate several of Clay's [[StockShticks stand-up routines]]. This decision was probably an effort to boost box office numbers, as much of the audience probably consisted of [[TargetAudience people who were established fans of Clay]]. On the other hand, although Andrew Dice Clay was originally noticed for his celebrity impressions, his real fame came from his [[VulgarHumor over-the-top vulgarity]], [[RefugeInAudacity audacious sexism]], politically incorrect humor, and the inevitable controversy it created. This led to a lot of [[HypeBacklash backlash]] against his work, especially from women's rights advocates. Among other things, he was [[PersonaNonGrata banned from MTV]], and his appearance on SaturdayNightLive, ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', originally aired during a later time slot than usual, was boycotted by cast member Nora Dunn. By the time this movie was released, Andrew Dice Clay's comedy career was pretty much over. ''Ford Fairlane'' may or may not have been a last-ditch effort to revitalize his popularity, but it (and its failure) ultimately served as the final nail in the coffin.
9th Mar '15 1:10:25 PM LongLiveHumour
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''The Adventures of Ford Fairlane'' is a 1990 film and [[BilledAboveTheTitle star vehicle]] for [[TheEighties 80's]] [[StandUpComedy comedian]] Creator/AndrewDiceClay, who plays the eponymous Ford Fairlane. It's also notable for being an early work of Finnish director Renny Harlin and being [[VideoFullOfFilmClips featured in the music video]] for Music/BillyIdol's "Cradle of Love." It was not well received, tying for the GoldenRaspberryAward with ''Ghosts Can't Do It'' the year of its release; Creator/RogerEbert called it "loud, ugly and mean-spirited." Naturally, it didn't do well in the box office, although Clay has claimed this was the result of [[MoralGuardians protestors getting it pulled from theatres after only one week]].

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''The Adventures of Ford Fairlane'' is a 1990 film and [[BilledAboveTheTitle star vehicle]] for [[TheEighties 80's]] [[StandUpComedy comedian]] Creator/AndrewDiceClay, who plays the eponymous Ford Fairlane. It's also notable for being an early work of Finnish director Renny Harlin and being [[VideoFullOfFilmClips featured in the music video]] for Music/BillyIdol's "Cradle of Love." It was not well received, tying for the GoldenRaspberryAward UsefulNotes/GoldenRaspberryAward with ''Ghosts Can't Do It'' the year of its release; Creator/RogerEbert called it "loud, ugly and mean-spirited." Naturally, it didn't do well in the box office, although Clay has claimed this was the result of [[MoralGuardians protestors getting it pulled from theatres after only one week]].
9th Feb '15 1:15:22 AM tenryufan
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* ActorAllusion: One of the lines from Ford Fairlane's narration says "I could have been a rock star, if only I wasn't banned from MTV."
24th May '14 2:26:11 PM MarkLungo
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''The Adventures of Ford Fairlane'' is a 1990 film and [[BilledAboveTheTitle star vehicle]] for [[TheEighties 80's]] [[StandUpComedy comedian]] Creator/AndrewDiceClay, who plays the eponymous Ford Fairlane. It's also notable for being an early work of Finnish director Renny Harlin and being [[VideoFullOfFilmClips featured in the music video]] for Billy Idol's "Cradle of Love." It was not well received, tying for the GoldenRaspberryAward with ''Ghosts Can't Do It'' the year of its release; Creator/RogerEbert called it "loud, ugly and mean-spirited." Naturally, it didn't do well in the box office, although Clay has claimed this was the result of [[MoralGuardians protestors getting it pulled from theatres after only one week]].

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''The Adventures of Ford Fairlane'' is a 1990 film and [[BilledAboveTheTitle star vehicle]] for [[TheEighties 80's]] [[StandUpComedy comedian]] Creator/AndrewDiceClay, who plays the eponymous Ford Fairlane. It's also notable for being an early work of Finnish director Renny Harlin and being [[VideoFullOfFilmClips featured in the music video]] for Billy Idol's Music/BillyIdol's "Cradle of Love." It was not well received, tying for the GoldenRaspberryAward with ''Ghosts Can't Do It'' the year of its release; Creator/RogerEbert called it "loud, ugly and mean-spirited." Naturally, it didn't do well in the box office, although Clay has claimed this was the result of [[MoralGuardians protestors getting it pulled from theatres after only one week]].
24th May '14 2:25:54 PM MarkLungo
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''The Adventures of Ford Fairlane'' is a 1990 film and [[BilledAboveTheTitle star vehicle]] for [[TheEighties 80's]] [[StandUpComedy comedian]] AndrewDiceClay, who plays the eponymous Ford Fairlane. It's also notable for being an early work of Finnish director Renny Harlin and being [[VideoFullOfFilmClips featured in the music video]] for Billy Idol's "Cradle of Love." It was not well received, tying for the GoldenRaspberryAward with ''Ghosts Can't Do It'' the year of its release; Creator/RogerEbert called it "loud, ugly and mean-spirited." Naturally, it didn't do well in the box office, although Clay has claimed this was the result of [[MoralGuardians protestors getting it pulled from theatres after only one week]].

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''The Adventures of Ford Fairlane'' is a 1990 film and [[BilledAboveTheTitle star vehicle]] for [[TheEighties 80's]] [[StandUpComedy comedian]] AndrewDiceClay, Creator/AndrewDiceClay, who plays the eponymous Ford Fairlane. It's also notable for being an early work of Finnish director Renny Harlin and being [[VideoFullOfFilmClips featured in the music video]] for Billy Idol's "Cradle of Love." It was not well received, tying for the GoldenRaspberryAward with ''Ghosts Can't Do It'' the year of its release; Creator/RogerEbert called it "loud, ugly and mean-spirited." Naturally, it didn't do well in the box office, although Clay has claimed this was the result of [[MoralGuardians protestors getting it pulled from theatres after only one week]].
19th Jun '13 12:05:44 AM Twentington
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* Squick: Do '''''NOT''''' drink the punch.
19th Mar '13 2:31:07 PM SeptimusHeap
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[[WordOfGod According to director Renny Harlin]] on his [[DVDCommentary DVD commentary]], the script was originally written as a very standard [[DetectiveDrama detective story]]. When Andrew Dice Clay was cast in the lead, changes were made to incorporate several of Clay's [[StockShticks stand-up routines]]. This decision was probably an effort to boost box office numbers, as much of the audience probably consisted of [[TargetAudience people who were established fans of Clay]]. On the other hand, although Andrew Dice Clay was originally noticed for his celebrity impressions, his real fame came from his [[RefugeInVulgarity over-the-top vulgarity]], [[RefugeInAudacity audacious sexism]], politically incorrect humor, and the inevitable controversy it created. This led to a lot of [[HypeBacklash backlash]] against his work, especially from women's rights advocates. Among other things, he was [[PersonaNonGrata banned from MTV]], and his appearance on SaturdayNightLive, originally aired during a later time slot than usual, was boycotted by cast member Nora Dunn. By the time this movie was released, Andrew Dice Clay's comedy career was pretty much over. ''Ford Fairlane'' may or may not have been a last-ditch effort to revitalize his popularity, but it (and its failure) ultimately served as the final nail in the coffin.

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[[WordOfGod According to director Renny Harlin]] on his [[DVDCommentary DVD commentary]], the script was originally written as a very standard [[DetectiveDrama detective story]]. When Andrew Dice Clay was cast in the lead, changes were made to incorporate several of Clay's [[StockShticks stand-up routines]]. This decision was probably an effort to boost box office numbers, as much of the audience probably consisted of [[TargetAudience people who were established fans of Clay]]. On the other hand, although Andrew Dice Clay was originally noticed for his celebrity impressions, his real fame came from his [[RefugeInVulgarity [[VulgarHumor over-the-top vulgarity]], [[RefugeInAudacity audacious sexism]], politically incorrect humor, and the inevitable controversy it created. This led to a lot of [[HypeBacklash backlash]] against his work, especially from women's rights advocates. Among other things, he was [[PersonaNonGrata banned from MTV]], and his appearance on SaturdayNightLive, originally aired during a later time slot than usual, was boycotted by cast member Nora Dunn. By the time this movie was released, Andrew Dice Clay's comedy career was pretty much over. ''Ford Fairlane'' may or may not have been a last-ditch effort to revitalize his popularity, but it (and its failure) ultimately served as the final nail in the coffin.



* RefugeInVulgarity: Andrew Dice Clay rose to fame with this trope, and by extension, it's used frequently in this movie. This could be one of the reasons why the movie did so poorly.
16th Feb '13 8:34:59 AM MattFisherNL
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''The Adventures of Ford Fairlane'' is a 1990 film and [[BilledAboveTheTitle star vehicle]] for [[TheEighties 80's]] [[StandUpComedy comedian]] Andrew Dice Clay, who plays the eponymous Ford Fairlane. It's also notable for being an early work of Finnish director Renny Harlin and being [[VideoFullOfFilmClips featured in the music video]] for Billy Idol's "Cradle of Love." It was not well received, tying for the GoldenRaspberryAward with ''Ghosts Can't Do It'' the year of its release; Roger Ebert called it "loud, ugly and mean-spirited." Naturally, it didn't do well in the box office, although Clay has claimed this was the result of protestors getting it pulled from theatres after only one week.

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''The Adventures of Ford Fairlane'' is a 1990 film and [[BilledAboveTheTitle star vehicle]] for [[TheEighties 80's]] [[StandUpComedy comedian]] Andrew Dice Clay, AndrewDiceClay, who plays the eponymous Ford Fairlane. It's also notable for being an early work of Finnish director Renny Harlin and being [[VideoFullOfFilmClips featured in the music video]] for Billy Idol's "Cradle of Love." It was not well received, tying for the GoldenRaspberryAward with ''Ghosts Can't Do It'' the year of its release; Roger Ebert Creator/RogerEbert called it "loud, ugly and mean-spirited." Naturally, it didn't do well in the box office, although Clay has claimed this was the result of [[MoralGuardians protestors getting it pulled from theatres after only one week.
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