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Clifford (1994)

PG | | Comedy | 1 April 1994 (USA)
A bratty 10-year-old boy is obsessed with visiting a dinosaur-themed amusement park; his uptight uncle takes the wily tyke in for a week and barely lives to regret it.

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 »

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Trivia

Although planned for a 1991 release, Clifford became one of many films (including RoboCop 3 (1993)) produced by Orion and filmed years before its release date. The reason it was not released until 1994 was due to company Orion's pending bankruptcy, and not because of bad press screenings, as some sources claim. See more »

Goofs

In the restaurant, Mr. Ellis gives Sarah a choker necklace. It's extremely tight-fitting, and this is explicitly commented upon. Later in the same scene, the necklace is clearly much longer, and Sarah easily removes it by lifting it over her head. See more »

Quotes

Martin Daniels: I'm going to build the bestest nuclear bomb in the whole wide world!
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Alternate Versions

When aired on Comedy Central and later on the Disney Channel, five scenes deleted from the final cut are restored and also to edit out questionable content. The first one has Clifford and his parents forced off the plane when Clifford makes it land in Los Angeles. The second one has Clifford in the airport pretending to be a poor, deaf boy and many passerby's are seen donating gifts to him. The third one occurs when Clifford and Martin exit Sarah's house and he tells Clifford that Sneakers, the dog that he stole from the airport, ran away, much to Clifford's sadness. The fourth one occurs after the mini-mart incident, when Sarah and Mr. Ellis are in his private plane overlooking a possible site for a new daycare center. The fifth and final deleted scene shows Clifford sleeping over at Sarah's house, following Martin's arrest, offering her his great grandmother's wedding ring. See more »

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If you don't like this movie....
7 August 2003 | by loveisloud89See all my reviews

Clifford is a hilarious movie that is suitable for all audiences. i was 5 years old when it came out, so i didn't actually see clifford until i was about 9 years old.

since then i have watched it many times, and each time i get a kick out of this classic comedy. whoever thought of making Martin Short play himself as an older man and a child was truly a genious.

Just last night i went to a youth night at my church, Desert Springs Bible Church. we had a movie madness night, and everyone set up chairs, blankets, and pillows to watch a "mystery" movie. When the time came to present the movie, everyone was extremely excited. finally my youth pastor announced that the movie was "Clifford". In the beginning, everyone was bummed because they though it was "clifford the big red dog", but as soon as they realized it was CLIFFORD, we were all really excited.

all throughout the movie, i heard extreme laughter coming from the other youth, and me! this movie is exceptional, and if you don't like it, you need to work on getting a better sense of humor.

Yeah Buddy.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 April 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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