Clifford Skridlow teaches at a small Chicago college run by his father.
Conned into managing four prostitutes by their pimp, who skips town to escape the mob boss known as Mom, Clifford draws on his course in medieval literature in his quest to save the women from Mom....
Made on the success of The Blues Brothers, and in some respects, a kind of tribute to Mr Belushi, DD is an odd little film, and to think that the makers thought this would have been a box office smash.
The problem lies within the writing. It's too immature for adult audiences, but too adult orientated for children. If it was about a toy maker coming up with ideas that a rival maker steals, this would have been a bonafide classic, but as soon as pimps are involved, it just goes to pot, and the sincerity of it all just goes away.
Not to say that it isn't fun though. Aykroyd is wonderful as the smutty Bruce Wayne, and you can hear Coneheads whenever he turns into the titular character, and its as predictable as you could imagine.
Hilarious confrontations between street people and the upper classes, and the. Out random appearance from James Brown.
Its nothing special, but I'm an aficionado of the eighties, and until last week I'd never heard of this.
If you like this era, it's well worth watching, its fun, has a great soundtrack, but maybe just a little too leftfield for its time...