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Clifford (1994)

PG | | Comedy | 1 April 1994 (USA)
Clifford is a ten-year-old troublemaker, who puts not only his parents through hell, but also his uncle with whom his parents have discarded him to.

Director:

Paul Flaherty

Writers:

William Porter (as Jay Dee Rock), Steven Kampmann (as Bobby von Hayes)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Short ... Clifford Daniels
Charles Grodin ... Martin Daniels
Mary Steenburgen ... Sarah Davis
Dabney Coleman ... Gerald Ellis
Richard Kind ... Julien Daniels
Jennifer Savidge Jennifer Savidge ... Theodora Daniels
Brandis Kemp ... Woman on Plane
Ben Savage ... Roger
Don Galloway ... Captain
Tim Lane Tim Lane ... Navigator
Susan Varon ... Woman Passerby
Josh Seal Josh Seal ... Kevin
Kevin Mockrin Kevin Mockrin ... Kevin
Timothy Stack ... Kevin's Father
Marianne Muellerleile ... Kevin's Mother
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Storyline

In this dark comedy, a mischievous ten-year-old boy named Clifford is sent to his Uncle Martin's for the weekend to get out of his father's hair. It turns out he has a dying obsession to go to Dinosaur World, a theme park near Martin's house and nothing will get in his way to get there. Written by ann dee <monte_man167@hotmail.com>

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Uncle Martin is suffering from a little problem... See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 April 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Clifford - Das kleine Scheusal See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,571,043, 3 April 1994

Gross USA:

$7,408,745

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,408,745
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Martin Short, who plays 10 year-old Clifford was 40 years old at the time of filming. See more »

Goofs

When Clifford was going very fast on Larry the Scary Rex, there are strings attached to the harness visible behind the skeleton sitting next to him. See more »

Quotes

Martin Daniels: I have a criminal record. But you know what you're gonna have? You're gonna have a one-way ticket back to your parents!
Clifford: Don't send me back to my parents, they hate me!
Martin Daniels: Not as much as I do!
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Alternate Versions

Also in the airing on TV version, when Martin drinks the hot sauce Clifford puts in his drink and when Parker tells him to get on with it, his words have been changed to: "Come on, Daniel, get on with it." From "God dammit Daniel, get on with it!" See more »

Connections

Remade as Maurice! (2017) See more »

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The bestest movie ever!...OK, not really
27 November 2005 | by breezybrisbaneSee all my reviews

In this funny, but slightly crude film, Martin Short uses his young face and tricky camera angles, I think, to play the part of a ten year old boy. What is really funny is that he is obviously not a ten year old boy, yet he is perfectly capable of the role due to his bizarre sense of humour. This film showed on a television station that normally shows Disney B movies. Movies released in the 90's are not really my thing, but this one was really cute! There were a few offensive words and crude moments ( such as one reference to a "secret space" and other jokes about pedophiles ) but if these go in one ear and out the other, than it won't be a problem for you. Martin Short has the most hilarious face, capable of contorting to give a weird, childish look that creeps out even the on screen characters. The opening and closing shots reminded me of "Boy's Town" and gives us a chance to see Martin Short under layers of latex for his role as an elderly priest.

All in all, not a bad effort.


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