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Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

A toon-hating detective is a cartoon rabbit's only hope to prove his innocence when he is accused of murder.

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Lt. Santino (as Richard Le Parmentier)
Lou Hirsch ...
Baby Herman (voice)
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Paul Springer ...
Augie
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Edwin Craig ...
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Storyline

'Toon star Roger is worried that his wife Jessica is playing pattycake with someone else, so the studio hires detective Eddie Valiant to snoop on her. But the stakes are quickly raised when Marvin Acme is found dead and Roger is the prime suspect. Groundbreaking interaction between the live and animated characters, and lots of references to classic animation. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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22 June 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dead Toons Don't Pay Bills  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$156,452,370

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$349,200,000
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Bill Murray was originally going to play Eddie Valiant before Bob Hoskins got the role. They starred in Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties (2006) as the voices of Garfield and Winston, respectively. See more »

Goofs

Just before Eddie Valiant goes into the Terminal Bar, sunlight reappears on a wall behind him, even though the sun has already set. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mrs. Herman: Mommy's going to the beauty parlor, darling, but I'm leaving you with your favorite friend, Roger. He's going to take very, very good care of you, because if he doesn't... HE'S GOING BACK TO THE SCIENCE LAB.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits: "Daffy Duck, Yosemite Sam, Tweetie Bird, Bugs Bunny, Sylvester, Porky Pig, Acme, and all other Warner Bros. characters are trademark of Warner Brothers Inc. Copyright 1988 Warner Bros. Inc. used by permission." See more »

Connections

Spin-off Roller Coaster Rabbit (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Why Don't You Do Right?
Written by Joe McCoy
Vocal by Amy Irving
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The Best Film Produced in 1988
1 August 2000 | by See all my reviews

"Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" appears to be a film for the kiddies on first glance, but this is a somewhat complicated murder mystery that never gets old or dull. The animated title character has been framed and now he is out to clear his name with the help of a human detective (Bob Hoskins). Robert Zemeckis cemented his ability to make a film with this winner. The special effects, which are remarkable, never detract from the story and in the end they add a great dimension to this fine motion picture. Overlooked in 1988, but the best film from that weak year. 5 stars out of 5.


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