Directed by Michael Pressman. With Dan Aykroyd, Howard Hesseman, Donna Dixon, Lydia Lei. A pimp on the run trusts his sex workers to a meek professor of literature, who accepts the challenge.
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DOCTOR DETROIT (1983) **1/2 Dan Aykroyd, Howard Hesseman, Donna Dixon, Fran Drescher, TK Carter, George Furth, James Brown. Aykroyd has a field day as milquetoast college professor who unwittingly is enlisted by a pimp to assume the identity of a ganglord mack daddy as the eponymous not-to-be-trifled man about town.
A promised sequel was teased at the end of the movie and parodied the previous year's Wrath of Khan (The Doctor's nemesis was a ruthless Madame who went by "Mom"). Hard to believe he did something like this in the same year he had Trading Places , for my money the best comedy ever.
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Clifford Skridlow's newest profession is the oldest profession in Doctor Detroit, a chaotic comedy starring the one and only Dan Aykroyd. When fast-talking pimp Smooth Walker (Howard Hesseman, WKRP In Cincinnati) finds himself in hot water with Chicago crime boss Mom (Kate Murtagh), he claims that there's a new player in the game: Doctor ...
Smooth invents a fictitious business partner, the flamboyant "Doctor Detroit", in an attempt to save himself from Mom's wrath. Through a series of comical misunderstandings, Cliff is conned into becoming Smooth Walker's patsy. He transforms himself into Doctor Detroit, embarking on a dangerous mission to protect the girls from Mom.
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The main thrust of the movie involves an evil developer's attempts to shut down Miracles, the graffiti-painted community center where Ozone (who doesn't own a full shirt -- only halves) teaches dance classes. The gang decides to put together a street festival to raise the money and save Miracles.
On the big screen Murthagh scored big as evil madam/drug peddler Francis Amthor in the 1975 film FAREWELL, MY LOVELY, with Robert Mitchum as Raymond Chandler's famed gumshoe Philip Marlowe, and as 2 unforgettable Mom's no kid could love: the brusque Chicago crime boss ''Mom'', who does battle with Dan Aykroyd's made-up mobster DOCTOR DETROIT & the aptly named Mom Smackley, the abusive ...
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