Sign In  |  Register  |  Shopping Cart Shopping Cart  |  RSS Subscribe to RSS Feed  
Spirituality & Practice
Search This Site
Loading
Find Us On
Follow Me on Pinterest
DonateNow
Sign Up
Conscious Aging Alliance
Conscious Aging Alliance Events
Search Reviews
Title:

Director
First Name:

Director
Last Name:

Keywords:

Medium:
Practice:

Tradition:
About the Database

Search our database of more than 4,500 film reviews. We have been discovering spiritual meanings in movies for nearly four decades.

Film Review

By Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat

 

Doctor Detroit
Directed by Michael Pressman
Universal Studios Home Video 1983 DVD/VHS Feature Film
R

Dan Aykroyd has a plum of a role as Doctor Detroit . He plays a mild-mannered, persnickety professor who teaches about medieval knights. Through a bizarre series of events, he assumes the persona of "Doctor Detroit," a wild and crazy wheeler-dealer in charge of a stable of prostitutes. Watching the twerp transform himself into a funky fellow is a real treat. Although the city's crime queen (Kate Murtaugh) tries to put him down and out of her territory, Doctor Detroit quickly improvises and acts the hero for the hookers.

Michael Pressman directs this sassy tale, which is based on a story by Bruce Jay Friedman, and gives Aykroyd ample room to make the most of the slapstick segments. In the end, the professor stretches his talents and becomes exactly what he always wanted to be — a chivalrous knight who helps the unfortunate whether they be straight-arrows or somewhat kinky.

 

Films Now Showing
Recent VHS/DVD Releases

Reviews and database copyright 1970 2012
by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
  Email This Review
Share |
Film Awards
The Most Spiritually Literate Films of:
 
Purchase from: