Clue (film)

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Clue is a 1985 U.S. comedy film based on the boardgame Clue (a.k.a. Cluedo). The film uses the characters and murder mystery premise of the boardgame as the basis for a quickfire farce.

Directed by Jonathan Lynn. Written by John Landis and Jonathan Lynn.
It's Not Just A Game Anymore.taglines

Dialogue[edit]

Col. Mustard: I prefer Kipling myself. "The female of the species is more deadly than the male." Do you like Kipling, Miss Scarlet?
Miss Scarlet: Sure, I'll eat anything.

Wadsworth: I'm merely a humble butler.
Col. Mustard: What exactly do you do?
Wadsworth: I buttle, sir.

Wadsworth: Professor Plum, you were once a professor of psychiatry specializing in helping paranoid and homicidal lunatics suffering from delusions of grandeur.
Professor Plum: Yes, but now I work for the United Nations.
Wadsworth: So I see your work has not changed.

Mrs. Peacock: Yvette, is there a little girls' room in the hall?
Yvette: Oui, oui, madame.
Mrs. Peacock: No, I just I wanna powder my nose.

Mrs. White: I didn't kill him.
Col. Mustard: Then why are you paying the blackmailer?
Mrs. White: I don't want a scandal, do I? We had had a very humiliating public confrontation. He was deranged. A lunatic. He didn't actually seem to like me very much; he had threatened to kill me in public.
Miss Scarlet: Why would he wanna kill you in public?
Wadsworth: I think she meant he threatened, in public, to kill her.

Col. Mustard: Are you trying to make me look stupid in front of the other guests?
Wadsworth: You don't need any help from me, sir.
Col. Mustard: That's right!

[after catching Mrs. Peacock in the second ending]
Wadsworth: You see, like the Mounties. We always get our man!
Mr. Green: Mrs. Peacock was a man?!
[Colonel Mustard and Wadsworth each slap him]
Wadsworth: Would anyone care for fruit or dessert?

[In the third ending]
Professor Plum: It must've been Mr. Green who shot the singing telegram!
Mr. Green: I didn't do it!
Col. Mustard: Well, there's nobody else left!
Mr. Green: But I didn't do it! The gun is missing! Whoever's got the gun shot the girl!
[Wadsworth draws the gun]
Wadsworth: I shot her.
Col. Mustard, Mrs. Peacock, Mrs. White, Ms. Scarlet, Prof. Plum: You?!
Mr. Green: So it was you. I was going to expose you.
Wadsworth: I know. So I choose to expose myself.
Col. Mustard: Please! There are ladies present.
Wadsworth: You thought Mr. Boddy was dead, but why? None of you even met him until tonight.
Mr. Green: You're Mr. Boddy!
[Wadsworth grins and laughs]
Prof. Plum: Wait a minute! So who did I kill?
Wadsworth: My butler.
Prof. Plum: Oh, shucks.
Wadsworth: He was expendable, like all of you. I'm grateful to you all for disposing of my network of spies and informers. Saved me a lot of trouble. Now there's no evidence against me.
Mrs. White: This all has nothing to do with my disappearing nuclear physicist husband or Colonel Mustard's work on the new top secret fusion bomb?
Wadsworth: No. Communism is just a red herring.
Mr. Green: But the police will be here any minute. You'll never get away with this, any of you.
Wadsworth: Why should the police come? Nobody's called them.
Mrs. Peacock: You mean-- Oh, my God! Of course!
Wadsworth: So why shouldn't we get away with it? We'll stack the bodies in the cellar, lock it, leave quietly one at a time, and forget that any of this ever happened.
Mr. Green: And you'll just- just go on blackmailing us all.
Wadsworth: Of course. Why not?
Mr. Green: Well, I'll tell you why not.
[he draws a revolver, and shoots Wadsworth; Wadsworth drops his gun]
Wadsworth: Oh, good shot, Green! [slumps to the floor, reaches a hand inside his coat, and looks at the blood on his fingers] And very good.

Mrs. White: Are you a cop?
Mr. Green: No, I'm a plant.
Ms. Scarlet: A plant? I thought men like you were usually called a fruit.
Mr. Green: Very funny. [displays a badge in his wallet] FBI. That call from J. Edgar Hoover was for me. [heads to the front door] I told you I didn't do it!
[he opens the front door and the police rush in]
Chief: All right, who done it?
[Mustard, White, Scarlet, Peacock and Plum all start arguing.]
Mr. Green: They all did it! But if you wanna know who killed Mr. Boddy, I did, in the hall, with the revolver. Okay, Chief, take 'em away. I'm gonna go home and sleep with my wife.

Taglines[edit]

  • It's Not Just A Game Anymore.
  • Murder, madness, mystery, and mayhem. More fun than you can imagine.
  • Seven Suspects, Six Weapons, Five Bodies and Three Endings.

Cast[edit]

External links[edit]

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