IMDb > Blind Date (1987)
Blind Date
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Blind Date (1987) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 19 | slideshow) Videos (see all 3)
Blind Date -- Trailer for Blind Date
Blind Date -- US Home Video Trailer from Columbia

Overview

User Rating:
5.8/10   14,818 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Down 1% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Writer:
Dale Launer (written by)
Contact:
View company contact information for Blind Date on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
27 March 1987 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
"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 »
Plot:
Walter Davis is a workaholic. His attention is all to his work and very little to his personal life or appearance... See more » | Add synopsis »
Plot Keywords:
Awards:
1 win See more »
User Reviews:
Perhaps it was made in the wrong decade... See more (45 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

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 ... Walter's Secretary
Herb Tanney ... Minister (as Sacerdo Tanney)

Georgann Johnson ... Mrs. Gruen

Sab Shimono ... Mr. Yakamoto

Momo Yashima ... Mrs. Yakamoto

Armin Shimerman ... French Waiter

Brian George ... Maitre d'
Ernest Harada ... Japanese Gardner
Emma Walton ... Muggette #1
Elaine Wilkes ... Muggette #2
Susan Lentini ... Muggette #3

Barry Sobel ... Gas Station Attendant
Arlene Lorre ... Court Stenographer

Timothy Stack ... Grant

Jack Gwillim ... Artist

Diana Bellamy ... Maid
Seth Isler ... Delivery Driver

Paul Carafotes ... Disco Dancer

Bob Ari ... Bailiff
Don Sparks ... Street Cop
Bill Marcus ... Street Cop

Mike Genovese ... Jail Officer (as Michael Genovese)
P. Randall Bowers ... Jail Officer (as Randall Bowers)
John Demy ... Jail Officer
Jon Smet ... Car Lot Customer
Noele de Saint Gall ... Guest at Wedding
Julia Jennings ... Big Blonde
Dick Durock ... Bouncer
Stanley Jordan ... Himself
Billy Vera and The Beaters ... Nightclub Band
Billy Vera ... Nightclub Band
Mike Murphy ... Nightclub Band
Peter Bunetta ... Nightclub Band
Jerry Peterson ... Nightclub Band
Ricky Hirsch ... Nightclub Band
Lon Price ... Nightclub Band
Darrell Leonard ... Nightclub Band
Ron Viola ... Nightclub Band
David Miner ... Nightclub Band
Keith Robertson ... Nightclub Band
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Priscilla Cory ... Dancer Nightclub (uncredited)

Lyle Howry ... (uncredited)

John F. Kearney ... Guest at Wedding (uncredited)

Directed by
Blake Edwards 
 
Writing credits
Dale Launer (written by)

Produced by
Tony Adams .... producer
Trish Caroselli .... associate producer
Gary Hendler .... executive producer
Jonathan D. Krane .... executive producer
David Permut .... co-executive producer
 
Original Music by
Henry Mancini 
 
Cinematography by
Harry Stradling Jr. (director of photography) (as Harry Stradling)
 
Film Editing by
Robert Pergament 
 
Casting by
Nancy Klopper 
 
Production Design by
Rodger Maus 
 
Art Direction by
Peter Landsdown Smith 
 
Set Decoration by
Carl Biddiscombe 
 
Costume Design by
Tracy Tynan 
 
Makeup Department
Norman T. Leavitt .... makeup artist
Josée Normand .... hair stylist
Rick Provenzano .... hair stylist
Rick Sharp .... makeup artist
Kaori N. Turner .... body makeup
 
Production Management
Alan Levine .... production manager
Ted Zachary .... executive in charge of production (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joe Dunne .... second unit director
David Kelley .... second assistant director
Mickey McCardle .... first assistant director
Margaret Nelson .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Matty Azzarone .... assistant property master
Robert M. Kalafut .... creator: art gallery
Robert M. Kalafut .... designer: art gallery
Steve Kinyoun .... construction foreman (as Steven L. Kinyoun)
Keith A. Kropf .... paint foreman
Pat O'Connor .... property master
Gary D. Bierend .... set constructor (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Robert Appere .... sound re-recording mixer (as Robert Appère)
David Pettijohn .... sound editor
William M. Randall .... sound mixer
Paul A. Sharpe .... sound re-recording mixer
Larry Stensvold .... sound re-recording mixer
William L. Stevenson .... supervising sound editor (as William Stevenson)
Samuel C. Crutcher .... sound editor/design (uncredited)
Jay Wilkinson .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Roy L. Downey .... special effects (as Roy Downey)
 
Stunts
Phil Adams .... stunts
Fred Brookfield .... stunts
Yannick Derrien .... stunts
Joe Dunne .... stunt coordinator
Donna Garrett .... stunts
Robin Grathwol .... stunts
Keii Johnston .... stunts
Gene LeBell .... stunts
Conrad E. Palmisano .... stunts
J.P. Romano .... stunts
George Marshall Ruge .... stunts
Ben Scott .... stunts (as Ben R. Scott)
Jan Michael Shultz .... stunts
Peter Stader .... stunts
Neil Summers .... stunts
John Casino .... stunts (uncredited)
Keii Johnston .... stunt double: Mr. Willis (uncredited)
Harry Wowchuk .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alex Barraza .... grip best boy
Clifford Hutchison .... chief lighting technician (as Cliff Hutchison)
Tom May .... key grip (as Tommy May)
David J. McGraw .... video operator
Richard Craig Meinardus .... first assistant camera
Robbie Robinson .... still photographer
Ron Tickle .... assistant lighting technician
Richard Tim Vanik .... camera operator (as Tim Vanik)
 
Casting Department
David M. Everard .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nancy Martinelli .... costume supervisor
Charles Mercuri .... costume supervisor (as Charles A. Mercuri Jr.)
 
Editorial Department
Roger Greene .... assistant editor
Elton MacPherson .... post-production executive
 
Music Department
Tom Bocci .... music supervisor
Al Bunetta .... music supervisor
John C. Hammell .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Daniel B. Briggs .... transportation captain (as Daniel Briggs)
Peter R. Chittell .... transportation coordinator
Tom Briggs .... set driver (uncredited)
William Hogue .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Olivia Ayala .... assistant: Ms. Caroselli
Julie Byers .... production office assistant
Katharine Ann Curtiss .... production coordinator
Carrie Dieterich .... assistant: Mr. Edwards
Judy French .... assistant: Mr. Adams
Betty A. Griffin .... script supervisor (as Betty Abbott-Griffin)
Lindsey Jones .... unit publicist
Bruce Khteian .... craft service
Steven Elime Lalande .... production office assistant (as Steve Lalande)
Elton MacPherson .... production controller
Katie Morgan .... production assistant
Charles Newirth .... location manager (as Charles J. Newirth)
Jaimie Raskin .... production accountant
Laurie Stuebe .... assistant accountant (as Laurie Woolner Stuebe)
David Willis .... production office assistant
Kevin J. Zeheb .... production office assistant
Jack E. Herman .... extras set coordinator (uncredited)
Greg Lazzaro .... key location manager (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Blake Edwards' Blind Date" - USA (complete title)
See more »
Runtime:
95 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
This was the first of two movies in about five years where actress Kim Basinger portrayed a character who underwent a dramatic personality change after drinking alcohol. The second film would be in Phil Joanou's Final Analysis (1992).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: During the disco fight scene, the paint on David's face alternates between being spotty and smeared between shots.See more »
Quotes:
Harry Gruen:Do I have to say the words, Walter?
Walter Davis:I am fired?
Harry Gruen:I only wish this was the army. So that I could have you shot... Twice!
See more »
Movie Connections:
References First Blood (1982)See more »
Soundtrack:
Anybody Seen Her?See more »

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
34 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
Perhaps it was made in the wrong decade..., 15 March 2007
Author: Cel_Stacker from United States

Blake Edwards once again turned to his bread-and-butter genre, and kept things nice and simple. However, for whatever reason, this downplayed treat was and is often panned by critics left and right. I submit to you that this is because most of us just don't get it.

I'll use the plot portent to tell you what this movie isn't, first of all. Despite appearances, it's not about up-and-coming, wannabe yuppie Walter Davis (Bruce Willis), not really about his blind date of the title with the beautiful and potentially deadly Nadia Gates (Kim Basinger), not about psychotic defense lawyer and jealous ex David Bedford's (John Laroquette) attempts to break the two up and steal back his first love, and not about the punches and rolls with which these people, along with their families and acquaintances, must deal.

It's just my theory, but I think most of us didn't get this movie because it was a humorous commentary on the time during which it was made. This movie is all about the '80s; the yuppie culture, the self-absorption, the repeated attempts of folks to find solace in getting and having things, and our near-tragic couple's struggle to be who they are, even if it doesn't fit with '80s yuppie culture, and embrace what's important. Consider it--during her drunken binge, Nadia assaults everything that could make Walter a yuppie as if it were a well-organized plan. Walter, in turn, tries his hand at the same thing, mostly upon David and car salesman brother Ted (late, great Phil Hartman). Sure the details give a chuckle or two, but there's an almost cerebral humor going on under the surface of the film, right at the core, which pokes fun at a cornerstone of life in the '80s.

This led to the movie's downfall in favor, since the very people at which the movie so heavily pokes fun were probably among the first ones to see it premiere in the '80s. Even if they got it, they probably didn't appreciate the joke. Essemtially, Edwards had spoofed the '80s DURING the '80s. A gutsy move, and witting or unwitting, this gave it a kind of staying power. It really is about more than you think.

So, if you're one of the lonely soldiers who likes the movie, try to view it in this context and see what you think of it. If you hated it, please try to observe this point of view, and again, see what you think. Blind Date is one of the most different comedies to emerge from this decade. No matter where you sit on the quality issue, perhaps it deserves a second look.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (45 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Blind Date (1987)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
absolutely, completely, fundamentally underrated jcbkcc
Funniest part(s)??? Bevo74
Hilarious! mcfother
Why? Red_Dye2
The missing A word tomgrant3
Steadicam operator steadicamjr
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Something New The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer Midnight Court The Lady Eve Tell It to the Judge
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Comedy section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.