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Clifford (1994)

PG | | Comedy | 1 April 1994 (USA)
Clifford is a ten-year-old troublemaker, who puts not only his parents through hell, but also his uncle with whom his parents have discarded him to.


Paul Flaherty


William Porter (as Jay Dee Rock), Steven Kampmann (as Bobby von Hayes)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Short ... Clifford Daniels
Charles Grodin ... Martin Daniels
Mary Steenburgen ... Sarah Davis
Dabney Coleman ... Gerald Ellis
Richard Kind ... Julien Daniels
Jennifer Savidge ... Theodora Daniels
Brandis Kemp ... Woman on Plane
Ben Savage ... Roger
Don Galloway ... Captain
Tim Lane Tim Lane ... Navigator
Susan Varon ... Woman Passerby
Josh Seal Josh Seal ... Kevin
Kevin Mockrin Kevin Mockrin ... Kevin
Timothy Stack ... Kevin's Father
Marianne Muellerleile ... Kevin's Mother


In this dark comedy, a mischievous ten-year-old boy named Clifford is sent to his Uncle Martin's for the weekend to get out of his father's hair. It turns out he has a dying obsession to go to Dinosaur World, a theme park near Martin's house and nothing will get in his way to get there. Written by ann dee <monte_man167@hotmail.com>

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A comedy with a lot of laughs. And a ten-year-old terror. See more »




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Release Date:

1 April 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Clifford - Das kleine Scheusal See more »


Box Office


$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,571,000, 3 April 1994, Wide Release

Gross USA:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Although planned for a 1991 release, Clifford became one of many films (including RoboCop 3 (1993)) produced by Orion and filmed years before its release date. The reason it was not released until 1994 was due to company Orion's pending bankruptcy, and not because of bad press screenings, as some sources claim. See more »


The mini-mart clerk is played by Shelley DeSai, and later in the movie, the same actor can be seen at the anniversary party walking by the camera after Martin was taken away by the police. Why would a mini-mart clerk be at a rich mansion for an anniversary party? See more »


Clifford: Oh, you mean Uncle Martin... Scary... *Scary* Uncle Martin.
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Alternate Versions

When Clifford is aired on television, several scenes not in the final print are included. Such as Clifford at the airport after making the plane land, there he pretends to be a poor deaf boy. Other scenes include: When Clifford's stolen dog, Sneakers, runs away, there's a scene when they're leaving Sarah's house when Martin tells Clifford about this. After Martin is arrested, there's a scene with Clifford sleeping at Sarah's house and he offers her his great grandmother's wedding ring. A scene with Sarah and Mr. Ellis in a helicopter looking over a new location for a new business. See more »


Remade as Maurice! (2017) See more »

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23 March 2004 | by 0353664See all my reviews

This is one of the most disturbing movies I have ever seen. That makes it just more than a bad movie. Martin Short could be seen, as Clifford, as an incarnation of the devil. Clifford is so evil sometimes that it verges on the scary. The look in his eyes is very singular.

My favorite scene is when Charles Grondin tells Clifford :

"Can't you just act like a human boy for a second here. Look at me like a real person. You can't do it more than few second. Look at me like a human boy!"

And Clifford that's not able to look human! AH!!! Pure madness!

I really don't know why this movie was made, but I admire the crazy people who dared to follow their weird instincs.

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