I was such a fan of this movie I made everyone I know go see it.And every one of them hated it. Well, distinctly disliked it.
Here's the skinny on why this film rules all hell.
1) Lauren Holly before she became an action heroine/Mrs Carrey. In a word "rrrrrOWrr!"
2) Andrew Dice Clay before he coked himself to hell, started looking like your chunky uncle Carmine and forgot how to be funny.
3) Gratuitous sexist humor. Look, I can be the nice charming guy, but amongst the privacy of my own VCR I like to chuckle at the stronger sex's expense. Sue me.
4) A koala muppet.
Okay, the koala muppet was the suckiest part of the movie, but the other three are damn fine reasons.
The deal is this. Andrew Dice Clay is Ford Fairlane - Rock'n'roll Detective. Lauren Holly is his underpaid, overharassed office assistant. Ford's boyhood chum (played funnily and digustingly by Gilbert Godfried) is murdered so Ford's on the case. His only link to his buddy's past is a freaked out chick called ZsuZsu Petals. Who was the killer? What does this have to do with rock'n'roll? How is Wayne Newton involved?
It's not a tit flick, but it is a cleavage flick. Not Porky's, but looking in the same direction.
But mostly it's Dice at his best. He truly was a funny comedian back in the early 80's, but the icky death of his buddy Sam Kinnison and a general trend away from Dice's chauvinistic brand of humor seemed to take the wind out of his sails. Now he pops up in cheesy UPN sitcoms and is mercilessly slammed on Howard Stern's radio show to the point of complete embarassment.
Despite the sadness Ford Fairlane now brings to me and despite it's low-brow humor, it is one hell of a funny movie. A guilty pleasure that you'll tell everyone you hate, but in reality you'll watch again.Find it, rent it, keep it to yourself and laugh your ass off.