Director: Jonathan Lynn Run Time: 94 min. Format: DCP Rating: PG Release Year: 1985
Starring: Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd, Michael McKean, Martin Mull
Well someone’s got to break the ice, and it might as well be me. In Clue, a group of nefarious strangers meet up at a spooky mansion on a dark and stormy night. They’ve been invited to dinner to discuss a blackmail plot against them, and what they can do to put a stop to it. What’s on the menu? Monkey’s brains. What’s for dessert? MURDER.
A screwball murder mystery that fires one-liners like a machine gun, Clue sidesteps mystery in favor of mayhem as the houseful of suspects fall over each other to finger someone (anyone) for the evening’s ever-rising body count. The film’s three different endings calls back to its board game roots. Don’t like whodunnit? Shuffle the cards and play again.