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Blind Date (1987)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 27 March 1987 (USA)
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A workaholic needs a date for a dinner with new important clientele, but who his brother sets him up with could lead to disaster.

Director:

Blake Edwards

Writer:

Dale Launer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kim Basinger ... Nadia Gates
Bruce Willis ... Walter Davis
John Larroquette ... David Bedford
William Daniels ... Judge Harold Bedford
George Coe ... Harry Gruen
Mark Blum ... Denny Gordon
Phil Hartman ... Ted Davis
Stephanie Faracy ... Susie Davis
Alice Hirson ... Muriel Bedford
Graham Stark ... Jordan the Butler
Joyce Van Patten ... Nadia's Mother
Jeannie Elias Jeannie Elias ... Walter's Secretary
Herb Tanney Herb Tanney ... Minister (as Sacerdo Tanney)
Georgann Johnson ... Mrs. Gruen
Sab Shimono ... Mr. Yakamoto
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Storyline

Walter Davis is a workaholic. His attention is all to his work and very little to his personal life or appearance. Now he needs a date to take to his company's business dinner with a new important Japanese client. His brother sets him up with his wife's cousin Nadia, who is new in town and wants to socialize, but he was warned that if she gets drunk, she loses control and becomes wild. How will the date turn out - especially when they encounter Nadia's ex-boyfriend David? Written by Sami Al-Taher <staher2000@yahoo.com>

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A date with her is every man's dream come true. And with dreams like her - who needs nightmares? See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 March 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blake Edwards' Blind Date See more »

Filming Locations:

Marina del Rey, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,531,273, 29 March 1987

Gross USA:

$39,321,715

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$39,337,581
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

A colorful setting in the movie was a gallery for erotic art especially created for the film by artist Robert M. Kalafut. The highly original works provided a witty background for the scenes in which Nadia is reluctantly forced to introduce Walter to David early in the picture. See more »

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The night before the wedding, Rambo, the Doberman Pinscher, is threatened with castration by Jordan, the butler, if he doesn't stop barking. The dog playing Rambo in the scene is a female. See more »

Quotes

Nadia Gates: [inspects painting] Oh! This looks Japanese. "Master and Concubines"?
Walter Davis: It's Yakamoto!
Nadia Gates: What is?
Walter Davis: No, no, the reason for this big business dinner tonight is this Japanese industrialist new client of ours. He's old world Japanese and he's got a wife that's more like a slave and he keeps concubines!
Nadia Gates: You gotta be kidding me.
Walter Davis: No, no, his wife knows all about it. It's "traditional" or something.
Nadia Gates: Tell me something, Walter: Are you into those kind of "traditions"?
[chuckles]
Walter Davis: [chuckles] No, I'm actually a ...
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A Blinding Mess.
3 November 2003 | by tfrizzellSee all my reviews

Bruce Willis goes on a blind date with Kim Basinger (who loses control when she is drunk) and total chaos strikes. The night goes into a tail-spin very quickly and it appears that Basinger's ex-boyfriend (lawyer John Larroquette) may end up winning her back in the venture. Willis, almost totally ruined by Basinger over the course of the evening, might even get thrown in prison unless....you guessed it, Larroquette helps him out. Naturally, Larroquette's father (a priceless William Daniels) is the judge. Would-be-funny comedy just never does jell too well and only presents stupid alcoholic lush routines for Basinger while the males of the production just act pretty much as scenery. Phil Hartman steals every scene as Willis' annoying brother. 2 stars out of 5.


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