The Adventures of Ford Fairlane
is a 1990 American action
starring comedian Andrew Dice Clay
as Ford Fairlane, a private detective
whose beat is the music industry
in Los Angeles
. The film was directed by Renny Harlin
Ford Fairlane, "Rock n' Roll Detective," is seen sitting on a beach smoking as the film opens. A flashback initiates, showing a roaring crowd at a concert given by fictional popular heavy metal band The Black Plague. Lead singer Bobby Black (Vince Neil
) makes an eccentric entrance down a zip-line onto the stage and begins performing. Shortly into one of the band's songs, Bobby Black collapses on stage and dies.
After The Black Plague singer is murdered onstage, shock-jock Johnny Crunch, (Gilbert Gottfried
) an old friend who came west with Fairlane, hires Ford to track down a mysterious teenage groupie named Zuzu Petals who may have a connection to Bobby Black's death.
Soon after hiring Fairlane, Crunch is electrocuted on the air. The world's hippest detective soon finds himself trading insults with a ruthless record executive (Wayne Newton
), a clueless cop (Ed O'Neill
), a merciless hit man (Robert Englund
) and countless ex-girlfriends out for his blood. Aiding and abetting Fairlane in this whodunnit is loyal assistant Jazz (Lauren Holly
) and a hip musician (Morris Day
) at the head of a bizarre lineup of suspects, victims and beautiful women as he finds himself hip-deep in the case of his life.
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