The Adventures of Ford Fairlane

The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990)

Kojak. Columbo. Dirty Harry. Wimps.

  • Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller, Crime, Mystery
  • Release Date: 1990-07-11
  • User Rating: 6.1/10 from 133 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 44min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Silver Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Renny Harlin
star 6.1/10
From 133 Ratings


Ford "Mr. Rock n' Roll Detective" Fairlane is experiencing problems, and it's not with the opposite sex. One of them is that all the rock stars pay him with drum sticks, koala bears, food processors and bicycle shorts. Another one of them is that all his employers that want him to find a girl named Zuzu Petals get killed. Why didn't he become a fisherman's detective instead?

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  • Andrew Dice Clay

    as Ford Fairlane
  • Wayne Newton

    as Julian Grendel
  • Priscilla Presley

    as Colleen Sutton
  • Morris Day

    as Don Cleveland
  • Lauren Holly

    as Jazz
  • Ed O'Neill

    as Lt. Amos
  • Maddie Corman

    as Zuzu Petals
  • Gilbert Gottfried

    as Johnny Crunch
  • Robert Englund

    as Smiley
  • Vince Neil

    as Bobby Black
  • Sheila E.

    as Club Singer
  • David Patrick Kelly

    as Sam the Sleaze Bag
  • Kari Wuhrer

    as Melodi
  • Brandon Call

    as The Kid
  • Pamela Adlon

    as Pussycat
  • Kurt Loder

    as MTV VJ
  • Delia Sheppard

    as Pussycat
  • Cody Jarrett

    as Kyle Troy
  • David Arnott

    as Club Guy
  • William Shockley

    as Punk Gunslinger
  • Kimber Sissons

    as Pussycat
  • Willie Garson

    as Frat Boy
  • David Bowe

    as College Boy
  • Jordan Lund

    as Amiable Tourist
  • Rita Bland

    as Receptionist
  • Tone Loc

    as Slam the Rapper
  • Allan Wasserman

    as Mortician
  • Katariina Souri

    as Girl at Funeral (uncredited)
  • Jay Underwood

    as Club Guy Bob (uncredited)
  • Lala Sloatman

    as Sorority Girl
  • Steve White

    as Detective
  • Mark Goldstein

    as Club Guy
  • Mark Zuelke

    as Punk Gunslinger
  • Monique Mannen

    as Pussycat
  • Hili Park

    as Twin Club Girl
  • Gry Park

    as Twin Club Girl
  • Cindy Lehre

    as Lydia
  • Kurt James Stefka

    as Bouncer
  • Michael Alan Kahn

    as College Boy
  • Ladd Vance

    as Frat Boy
  • Robert Mangiardi

    as Sleazy Guy
  • Lori Pfeiffer

    as Sorority Girl
  • Kristin Pearcey

    as Sorority Girl
  • Diana Barrows

    as Sorority Girl
  • Lee Lawrence

    as Bartender
  • Connie Johnson

    as Tour Guide
  • Charlie Hawke

    as Mortician
  • Kathleen Monica

    as Receptionist
  • Randy Crenshaw

    as Bel Air Party Singer
  • Hot Tub Johnny West

    as Damion Flemm
  • Sandra Sheeler

    as Girl on Ladder
  • Edmund E. Villa

    as Piano Mover
  • Christopher D. Childers

    as Club Dancer #1 (uncredited)
  • Lisa Matthews

    as Sorority Girl (uncredited)
  • Oliver Theess

    as Surfer Outside of Bar (uncredited)
Production Suzanne Todd Associate Producer
Editing Michael Tronick Editor
Production Joel Silver Producer
Art John Vallone Production Design
Production Jackie Burch Casting
Production Ferne Cassel Casting Associate
Production Lisa Cogswell Production Coordinator
Production Steve Perry Producer
Production Steve Perry Unit Production Manager
Writing Daniel Waters Screenplay
Costume & Make-Up Marilyn Vance Costume Design
Camera Oliver Wood Director of Photography
Crew Charles A. Tamburro Pilot
Directing Renny Harlin Director
Production Michael Levy Executive Producer
Art Christiaan Wagener Art Direction
Art Linda Spheeris Set Decoration
Writing Rex Weiner Characters
Writing James Cappe Screenplay
Writing David Arnott Screenplay
Sound Boris Blank Original Music Composer
Art Mark Fabus Set Designer
Crew James W. Gavin Pilot
Production David Israel Location Manager
Production Antoinette Levine Location Manager
Directing Nancy Hansen Script Supervisor
Sound Elliot Lurie Music Supervisor
Crew Michael Tamburro Pilot
Art Anthony Goldschmidt Title Designer
Sound Carole Childs Music Supervisor
Sound Allen J. Grubman Music Supervisor
Art Eric W. Orbom Set Designer