History Trivia / TheAdventuresOfFordFairlane

20th Apr '17 1:10:13 AM BalrogKick
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* OldShame: Screenwriter Daniel Waters said that he hated working with Andrew Dice Clay, calling the experience "traumatic". It was so bad that he was happy when Clay accidentally credited him as "Bobby Rivers" during an interview, as he felt that was one step for his name not being attached.


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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Billy Idol was originally going to play Smiley in the movie, but had to drop out at the last minute due to a serious motorcyle accident.
** Andrew Dice Clay wanted HowardStern to play Johnny Crunch, and even convinced him to audition for the role.
** Stephen Pearcy, lead singer of Ratt, was considered to play Bobby Black.
1st Jan '17 12:19:38 AM jameygamer
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* BoxOfficeBomb: Budget, $40 million. Box office, $21.4 million.



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* This movie "scored" a triple at the [[GoldenRaspberryAward Razzies]], including one for Worst Picture of 1990 (it tied with ''Ghosts Can't Do It'').
26th Mar '16 3:00:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy - Lots of examples.
** [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger]] is Smiley the giggling assassin.
** [[MarriedWithChildren Al Bundy]] is Lieutenant Amos.
** [[TwinPeaks Jerry Horne]] is Sam the Sleazebag.
** Jazz is played by [[DumbAndDumber Lauren Holly]].
** [[Series/{{Californication}} Marcy Runkle]] is one of the Pussycats.
** Vince Neil of Mötley Crüe plays the brief role of singer Bobby Black. Musicians Morris Day, Sheila E. and Tone Loc also have small roles.
9th Feb '15 1:15:39 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."
27th Feb '14 1:42:21 AM erforce
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** "Cradle of Love" was also Billy Idol's ''last'' hit single. Granted, Idol was largely thought of as an [[TheEighties 80's]] musician, so his career was likely doomed by the [[TheNineties 90's]] anyway, given the sharp turn pop culture took only a year or two later (same goes for Andrew Dice Clay). Nevertheless, it has been speculated that this movie worked as a CreatorKiller for not only Clay, but Idol as well. Renny Harlin, on the other hand, still had a few years before he would suffer the [[CutthroatIsland same]] [[TheLongKissGoodnight fate.]]

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** "Cradle of Love" was also Billy Idol's ''last'' hit single. Granted, Idol was largely thought of as an [[TheEighties 80's]] musician, so his career was likely doomed by the [[TheNineties 90's]] anyway, given the sharp turn pop culture took only a year or two later (same goes for Andrew Dice Clay). Nevertheless, it has been speculated that this movie worked as a CreatorKiller for not only Clay, but Idol as well. Renny Harlin, on the other hand, still had a few years before he would suffer the [[CutthroatIsland [[Film/CutthroatIsland same]] [[TheLongKissGoodnight [[Film/TheLongKissGoodnight fate.]]
30th Oct '13 9:54:44 PM nombretomado
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** [[{{Californication}} Marcy Runkle]] is one of the Pussycats.

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** [[{{Californication}} [[Series/{{Californication}} Marcy Runkle]] is one of the Pussycats.
22nd May '13 9:02:05 AM GhostOfAGeek
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** "Cradle of Love" was also Billy Idol's ''last'' hit single. Granted, Idol was largely thought of as an [[TheEighties 80's]] musician, so his career was likely doomed by the [[TheNineties 90's]] anyway, given the sharp turn pop culture took only a year or two later (same goes for Andrew Dice Clay). Nevertheless, it has been speculated that this movie worked as a CreatorKiller for not only Clay, but Idol as well. Renny Harlin, on the other hand, still had a few years before he would suffer the [[CutthroatIsland same]] [[TheLongKissGoodnight fate.]]

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** "Cradle of Love" was also Billy Idol's ''last'' hit single. Granted, Idol was largely thought of as an [[TheEighties 80's]] musician, so his career was likely doomed by the [[TheNineties 90's]] anyway, given the sharp turn pop culture took only a year or two later (same goes for Andrew Dice Clay). Nevertheless, it has been speculated that this movie worked as a CreatorKiller for not only Clay, but Idol as well. Renny Harlin, on the other hand, still had a few years before he would suffer the [[CutthroatIsland same]] [[TheLongKissGoodnight fate.]]]]
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5th Sep '12 8:54:11 PM erforce
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** [[Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger]] is Smiley the giggling assassin.

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** [[Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger]] is Smiley the giggling assassin.
29th May '12 8:41:29 PM erforce
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** [[NightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger]] is Smiley the giggling assassin.

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** [[NightmareOnElmStreet [[Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger]] is Smiley the giggling assassin.
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