Jonathan Lynn (1985)

PG Certificate


Our Score
Based on the board game Clue (known as Cluedo in the UK), this is a perfect example of a gimmick movie. The plot (an amalgam of various Agatha Christie clichés) involves a number of guests invited to dinner at a spooky mansion, where they endure a murderous evening. Scripted and directed by British sitcom stalwart Jonathan Lynn in his first Hollywood venture, this is a broad, somewhat camp comedy with a vulgar edge. Originally released with three different endings, though there was only one version in the UK.


Six strangers who are all being blackmailed are summoned to a remote mansion run by a bizarre butler, to meet the man who knows their secrets. When the blackmailer subsequently turns up dead, the guests must uncover which of them is the guilty party - or if someone else is in the house. Comedy, based on the board game Cluedo, starring Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd, Lesley Ann Warren and Michael McKean.

Cast & Crew

Wadsworth Tim Curry
Mrs White Madeline Kahn
Professor Plum Christopher Lloyd
Mrs Peacock Eileen Brennan
Mr Green Michael McKean
Colonel Mustard Martin Mull
Miss Scarlett Lesley Ann Warren
Director Jonathan Lynn
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: U.I.P. (UK)Available on: video and DVD