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Clue Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

In this spoof of McCarthy-era paranoia and 1950s wholesomeness, the characters and plot are drawn from the popular Parker Brothers board game of the same name. On a dark and stormy night in 1954, six individuals with ties to Washington are assembled for a dinner party at the swanky mansion of one Mr. Boddy (Lee Ving). Boddy's butler, Wadsworth (Tim Curry), assigns each guest a colorful name: Mr. Green (Michael McKean), Col. Mustard (Martin Mull), Mrs. Peacock (Eileen Brennan), Professor Plum (Christopher Lloyd), Miss Scarlet (Lesley Ann Warren), and Mrs. White (Madeline Kahn). Two additional servants, the Cook (Kellye Nakahara) and Yvette, the maid (Colleen Camp), assist Wadsworth as he informs the guests that they have been gathered to meet the man who has been blackmailing them: Mr. Boddy. When Boddy turns up dead, however, the guests must try to figure out who killed him so they can protect their own reputations and keep the body count from growing. Three separate endings were filmed for Clue and shown in different theaters; all three are collected for the video edition. Although the film is set in the 1950s, the original Clue game was actually devised by Anthony Pratt, a clerk in Leeds, England, to pass the time during World War II air-raid drills. First released in 1946 under the name Cluedo by British manufacturer Waddington's, Clue was renamed and released in the U.S. in 1949. Today, Clue/Cluedo is marketed in 70 countries around the world and has been adapted into a British game show and an off-Broadway musical. ~ Brian J. Dillard, Rovi

  • Release date:December 13, 1985

Cast

Eileen Brennan
as Mrs. Peacock
Tim Curry
as Wadsworth
Martin Mull
as Col. Mustard
Madeline Kahn
as Mrs. White
Christopher Lloyd
as Prof. Plum
Lesley Ann Warren
as Miss Scarlet
Colleen Camp
as Yvette
Michael McKean
as Mr. Green
Lee Ving
as Mr. Boddy
Janet Hirshenson
Jane Wiedlin
as Singing Telegram Girl
Howard Hesseman
as FBI Agent
Bill McIntosh
Bill Henderson
as Cop
Kellye Nakahara
as Cook
Rick Goldman
as Cop
Danny Costa
Jane Jenkins
Don Camp
as Cop
John-Clay Scott
Will Nye
as Cop
Jeffrey Kramer
as Motorist

Crew

Jonathan Lynn
Director
Jon Peters
Producer
Debra Hill
Producer
George Folsey, Jr.
Producer
John Landis
Producer
Peter Guber
Producer
John Landis
Screen Story
John Landis
Screenwriter
Jonathan Lynn
Screen Story
Jonathan Lynn
Screenwriter
Victor J. Kemper
Cinematographer
David Bretherton
Editor
Peter Guber
Executive Producer
John Landis
Executive Producer
Jon Peters
Executive Producer
George Folsey, Jr.
Executive Producer
Thomas Roysden
Set Designer
Michael Kaplan
Costume Designer
Thomas D. Causey
Sound/Sound Designer
Cindy Baggett
Makeup
Brad Wilder
Makeup
Diane Cummings
Makeup
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