A weird movie that could have stood to be weirder still, this off-the-wall farce teams 40-year-old Martin Short as a diabolical 10-year-old with Charles Grodin as his hapless uncle. Released as part of Orion's Chapter 11 restructuring after three years on the shelf, the misconceived
CLIFFORD serves as a cautionary reminder of why the studio went bankrupt in the first place.
In a framing sequence set in the year 2050, Clifford (Short) is seen as the elderly headmaster of "Wayward Boys-ville," trying to dissuade a youngster from running away because he's hated by the other boys. Clifford tells a tale about how he himself was once the most hateful boy imaginable,