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Doctor Detroit (1983)

Doctor Detroit (1983)

May. 06, 1983USA89 Min.R
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Watch Doctor Detroit (1983) online for free on 123Movies. Introverted geek Clifford Skridlow (Dan Aykroyd) is a professor of comparative literature at the financially strapped (fictional) Monroe College in Chicago. Smooth Walker (Howard Hesseman), a pimp, owes $80,000 to “Mom” (Kate Murtagh), a gruff Chicago mob boss. Attempting to weasel out of his debt, Smooth invents a fictitious mobster, the flamboyant “Doctor Detroit”, a ruthless chiropractor who allegedly is overrunning Smooth’s turf. Clifford meets Smooth and his girls Monica (Donna Dixon), Jasmine (Lydia Lei), Karen (Fran Drescher), and Thelma (Lynn Whitfield), and has the best night of his life partying with them. The next morning, during a faculty meeting, Clifford learns about their troubles with Mom, that Smooth has skipped town, and that according to Smooth, they are now Clifford’s girls. Clifford agrees to assume the persona of Doctor Detroit in an effort to help them out of the jam they are in. Meanwhile, the Monroe College awaits the anticipated corporate endowment from Rousehorn Consolidated Industries, that will be presented by its CEO, Harmon Rousehorn (Andrew Duggan), and will allow the college to remain open. While Clifford is teaching classes, grading papers, catering a faculty party and assisting in hosting the visiting CEO, his Doctor Detroit alter ego has to find a way to get Thelma out of a solicitation charge; hold Mom at bay; and appear at the Players Ball to be proclaimed the new King of the Pimps while simultaneously appearing at Monroe College’s annual Alumni Dinner. When Mom shows up at the Players Ball, she figures out that Doctor Detroit and Professor Skridlow are one and the same, and duels him with sword-length kebab skewers in front of the assembled academics. Following the defeat of Mom, the two functions combine into one joyous, spectacular party, as the ultimate fates of the characters are learned.

Doctor Detroit (1983)
Doctor Detroit (1983)
Doctor Detroit (1983)
Original title Doctor Detroit
IMDb Rating 5.1 4,779 votes
TMDb Rating 5 29 votes



Dan Aykroyd isClifford Skridlow / Doctor Detroit
Clifford Skridlow / Doctor Detroit
Howard Hesseman isSmooth Walker
Smooth Walker
Donna Dixon isMonica McNeil
Monica McNeil
Lydia Lei isJasmine Wu
Jasmine Wu
T. K. Carter isDiavolo Washington
Diavolo Washington
Lynn Whitfield isThelma Cleland
Thelma Cleland
Fran Drescher isKaren Blittstein
Karen Blittstein
William Munchow isProfessor Artel
Professor Artel

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