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Blind Date (1987)

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

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Mr. Yakamoto
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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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A date with her is every man's dream come true. And with dreams like her - who needs nightmares? 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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On the more upscale side, director 'Blake Edwards (I)' (qv made good use of the Los Angeles environs region's luxurious mansions, particularly the one once occupied by Baron Hilton, the founder of the worldwide Hilton Hotel chain. Owned by the Hilton heirs, the huge house and its spacious grounds were the background for some of the most bizarre and hilarious scenes of the film. To protect the house from rampant destruction, special interiors were designed as a buffer zone, and its treasures moved out of harm's way. See more »

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While Walter is being booked at the police station, there is a long blood stain visible running down his shirt. By the time he's released, the blood is gone. See more »

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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"?
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Walter Davis: [chuckles] No, I'm actually a ...
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Let You Get Away
Written by Billy Vera
Performed by Billy Vera and The Beaters
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One of those movies that makes you laugh
8 December 2004 | by (Wilton, NH) – See all my reviews

I love this film. This was Bruce Willis' first box office film in a leading role. It's a nice little film that has its funny moments. Blind Date is not Citizen Kane, but it's sure a good film to watch on a day off. When Kim Basinger gets drunk, that's where the funny moments start. She goes from being a sweet southern belle to the date from hell. She embarrasses him at a business dinner, goes ga-ga at a club, gets his car lifted, and drives him to the point of insanity. Meanwhile, ex-boyfriend Larroquette is stalking them around the town driving them nuts. His character isn't given much depth, but he works with it. All in all, it's a funny, innocent film that will make you laugh.


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