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|Directed by||Paul Flaherty|
|Produced by||Larry Brezner|
Pieter Jan Brugge
|Written by||Jay Dee Rock &|
Bobby Von Hayes
|Music by||Richard Gibbs|
|Cinematography||John A. Alonzo|
|Editing by||Tim Board|
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|Distributed by||Orion Pictures|
|Release date(s)||April 1, 1994 (USA)|
|Running time||90 min. Orion Pictures Corporation was an American company that produced movies from 1978 until 1998 Events 527 - Byzantine Emperor Justin I names his nephew Justinian I as co-ruler and successor to the throne Year 1994 ( MCMXCIV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar) The United States of America —commonly referred to as the|
|Gross revenue||$66 million (USA)|
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The movie begins in the near future at an orphanage. A troublesome boy plans on running away but is stopped by Father Clifford Daniels (Short). Father Clifford then tries to convince the boy to change his ways by telling him of his own youth. Flashing back to the present day, the 10 year-old Clifford Daniels (also played by Short), is a deceptive, evil, weird-looking boy whose dream is to visit Dinosaur World, a theme park located in Los Angeles, California. Theme park is the generic term for a collection of rides and other Entertainment attractions assembled for the purpose of entertaining a large group Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West While flying with his parents, Theodora (Jennifer Savidge) and Julien (Richard Kind) on one of his father's business trips to Hawaii, Clifford purposely causes a catastrophe on board, forcing the plane to make an emergency landing in California. Richard J Kind (born November 22, 1956) is an American Actor known for his roles in the Sitcoms Mad About You and The State of Hawaii ( or həˈwaɪʔiː Hawaiian: Mokuāina o Hawaii) is a state in the United States located on an Archipelago in the California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. From the airport, Julien phones his brother Martin (Grodin), who coincidentally resides in Los Angeles, and proposes the idea of Clifford staying with Martin for the extent of the business trip. Martin complies, realizing that this would be the perfect opportunity to prove to his fiancée Sarah Davis (Steenburgen) how great he interacts with children, especially the nephew he hasn't seen in years. Little does Martin know that a conniving monster hides behind Clifford's innocent smile.
Upon their reunion, "Uncle" Martin reveals to Clifford that he designed Larry the Scary Rex (a Dinosaur World attraction), and is able to get in to Dinosaur World free of charge. This, of course, only strengthens Clifford's desire to visit the theme park. Martin promises to take him there, but is ultimately forced to back out because he must finish designing new plans for the transportation system of Los Angeles. This enrages Clifford, thus beginning his path of destruction.
Clifford turns Martin's life upside-down, causing his uncle's relationship with Sarah and job to be put in jeopardy, among other things. Finally, Martin breaks and loses touch with sanity, promising to finally take Clifford to Dinosaur World. However, Martin's plan is revealed that he will make Clifford take the Larry the Scary Rex ride until he can no longer take it. After going through it once, Clifford seems to enjoy himself, so Martin ups the speed of the ride. After the second time, Clifford plays it off slightly, only to have Martin change the speed again. This time, the ride malfunctions due to going too fast and Clifford's cart crashes, leaving him dangling above the jaws of a robotic dinosaur.
Martin enters the employee entrance to see Clifford holding on for dear life. Clifford cries out for Martin to save him; however, Martin hesitates because he worries about what could happen in the future if he saves Clifford's life. Finally, Martin relents and risks his own life to save Clifford, and the two escape right before everything collapses. Clifford apologizes for his actions; however, Martin, at this point, is fed up with believing Clifford, and leaves dissapointed. We then momentarily return to the present when the grown up Clifford says this was what made him turn his life around. He then says that later on Martin gave him "the bestest best gift in the whole wide world": he "invited" him to his wedding to Sarah which made him think he had forgiven him (though in the flashback, it is hinted that this was done at Sarah's insistence and that Martin still harbored a great deal of resentment). The boy then decides to not run away and leaves. Father Clifford then takes his toy dinosaur (which the younger Clifford kept talking to during the film) saying "Mission Accomplished, old friend. "
The film's tagline is a play on Clifford the Big Red Dog: "What's the difference between Clifford and a pit bull? One will tear your heart out, scare your friends and wreck your house. Clifford The Big Red Dog is an enduring American Children's book series first published in 1962 The other one is a dog. "