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Blind Date (1987)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 27 March 1987 (USA)
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 ... See full summary »

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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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"Do you recognize me? I used to be a respectable citizen. I had a good job and a promising future. I made only one mistake - I went on a blind date. ...Anyone got $10,000 for bail?" See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

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$39,321,715 (USA)
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Madonna was offered the female lead but turned it down because Blake Edwards refused to accommodate her wish to cast then-husband Sean Penn in the film. "I was supposed to have approval of the director and the leading man, but they didn't tell me they'd already hired Bruce Willis. That... just didn't work out," recalled Madonna. 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 »

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Walter Davis: Nadia I'm taking you home!
Nadia Gates: To Baton Rouge?
Walter Davis: I'm taking you to your friends house! Now what's the address?
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Features The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) See more »

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Crash, Bang, Boom
Written by Peter Bunetta (uncredited) and Joe Ericksen (uncredited)
Performed by Hubert Tubbs
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I never understood why this film was criticised so much
26 November 2005 | by See all my reviews

I saw this film when it first came out and I laughed out loud at quite a few scenes and thoroughly enjoyed it. Both Bruce Willis and Kim Basinger are excellent and there was obvious comic chemistry between them. There also plenty of great lines and performances from the supporting cast too, especially from John Larroquette (Basinger's psychotically obsessed erstwhile boyfriend). It was a complete mystery to me why it was so panned on release, but reading some of the comments here I am glad to see that this minor gem is finally getting the recognition it deserves. All I'll add is: dobermans, golf balls, moonwalking and an abject lesson in why you should never get your new girlfriend drunk.


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