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CLUE (1985)

CLUE <span>(1985)</span> artwork

CLUE (1985)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 97

Ratings Info Contains mild language, violence and sex references

Genre(s) Mystery, Comedy

Director(s) Jonathan Lynn

Cast includes Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd, Michael McKean, Lesley Ann Warren, Colleen Camp, Martin Mulll, Lee Ving, Jeffrey Kramer, Jane Wiedlin, Bill Henderson

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

  • Parental guidance iconPG

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Ratings info publication date 22/02/2013

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

CLUE is a 1985 murder mystery comedy, based on the board game Cluedo, in which a group of guests are invited to a remote mansion where a series of murders occur.


The film contains occasional mild bad language (for example, 'bastard', 'God, 'damn').


There are some scenes of violence when characters are killed. The methods of murder include being hit over the head with a wrench, being strangled with a noose, being stabbed in the back, being struck over the head with a candlestick, and being shot with a gun. Although there is occasional sight of blood on or beneath the corpses, the killings themselves are undetailed and unrealistic and the overall tone is comedic and light-hearted.


There are some mild sex references, including a doctor being blackmailed for having inappropriate sexual relations with some female patients and a suggestion that one character runs a brothel, which is referred to obliquely as 'a house of ill-fame' or 'a specialised hotel'. There is also a euphemistic reference to 'schtupping' when a woman asks another woman whether she was jealous about her husband's infidelity.

The film also contains scenes in which adult characters smoke cigarettes.


DVD, Cinema
U.I.P. (UK),Paramount Pictures UK,Paramount Home Entertainment (UK),CIC Video
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