Doctor Detroit (1983) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more.
May 06, 1983 · 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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Comedy superstar Dan Aykroyd stars as a mild-mannered professor of chivalry and infamous underworld pimp in the hilarious comic romp Doctor Detroit. When Professor Clifford Skridlow (Aykroyd) accidentally gets conned into taking on the persona of "Doctor Detroit," he soon finds himself up to his neck in luscious ladies, the Chicago Mob, and a notorious crime czar called "Mom" (Kate Murtagh).
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.
Doctor Detroit is a 1983 American comedy film directed by Michael Pressman with writing by Bruce Jay Friedman, Carl Gottlieb, and Robert Boris.The film stars Dan Aykroyd, Howard Hesseman, Lynn Whitfield, Fran Drescher, and Donna Dixon, with a special appearance by James Brown.
Dan Aykroyd, Writer: Ghost Busters. Daniel Edward Aykroyd was born on July 1, 1952 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, to Lorraine Hélène (Gougeon), a secretary from a French-Canadian family, and Samuel Cuthbert Peter Hugh Aykroyd, a civil engineer who advised prime minister Pierre Trudeau. Aykroyd attended Carleton University in 1969, where he majored in Criminology and Sociology, but he ...
But once the movie leans into the double-life idea of Doctor Detroit, the absolute goofiness of it all won me over. There's no real funny parts, to be honest, but the wholesome harem doing a choreographed dance to James Brown during a Flintstones-esque "have to be in two places at once" scene was just plain ol' fun.
Dan Aykroyd as a nerdy collage professor that changes into "Doctor Detroit" to save a band of "working" girls in a fish out of water type comedy that while good had lofty more plans had his good friend John Belushi not died as it was going to be another vehicle for the two of them , but as it was it still has its charms with the lovely Donna Dixon, and actor/comedian T.K. Carter and The Doctor ...
Doctor Detroit is a 1983 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 29 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.3 and a MetaScore of 48. Doctor Detroit is available to watch free on Peacock. It's also available to stream, download on demand at .
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