The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990)

Director
Renny Harlin

Main cast
Andrew Dice Clay; Wayne Newton; Priscilla Presley; Morris Day; Lauren Holly

Genres
Action, Comedy, Thriller, Crime, Mystery

Description
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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