Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Release Date: June 21st, 1988

DVD Release Date: September 28th, 1999

PG |1 hr 44 min

Plot Summary

Down-on-his-luck private eye Eddie Valiant (Bob Hoskins) gets hired by cartoon producer R.K. Maroon (Alan Tilvern) to investigate an adultery scandal involving Jessica Rabbit (Kathleen Turner), the sultry wife of Maroon's biggest star, Roger Rabbit (Charles Fleischer). But when Marvin Acme (Stubby Kaye), Jessica's alleged paramour and the owner of Toontown, is found murdered, the villainous Judge Doom (Christopher Lloyd) vows to catch and destroy Roger.

Cast: Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Joanna Cassidy, Stubby Kaye, Alan Tilvern, Richard LeParmentier, Joel Silver, Betsy Brantley

Director: Robert Zemeckis

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Touchstone Pictures

Distributors: Touchstone Pictures

Keywords: Mystery, Pursuit, Cheeky, Judge, Bar, Creative, Murder, Amusing, 1940s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    David SterrittChristian Science Monitor

    It's the year's cleverest comedy in more ways than one. The animated sequences are brilliant... Most important, the story also has dark overtones that lend a hint of seriousness to what could have been just silly. [24 June 1988]

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    The movie is funny, but it's more than funny, it's exhilarating. show more

  • 100
    Dave KehrChicago Tribune

    Brilliantly funny, bracingly smart and surprisingly moving. [22 June 1988]

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Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1989)
Winner Visual Effects
Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1989)
Nominated Art Direction
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Winner Achievement in Special Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1989)
Nominated Cinematography
Nominated Special Achievement Award
Winner Film Editing
Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1989)
Winner Sound Effects Editing
Nominated Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1989)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Nominated Sound