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Blind Date -- Bruce Willis stars as a young public-relations executive who goes on a remarkable and disastrous blind date with Kim Bassinger. Complications abound leading to involvement with both the police and the underworld. Directed by Blake Edwards.
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Release Date:
27 March 1987 (USA) See more »
"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 »
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 »
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One of those movies that makes you laugh See more (49 total) »


  (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)
Gene LeBell ... Bartender (uncredited)

Julie Simone ... Cookie (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)
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

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Blake Edwards' Blind Date" - USA (complete title)
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95 min
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

One of many collaborations of composer Henry Mancini and director Blake Edwards.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): At the party scene where Walter gets drunk, he states that the Lakers are tied 106-106 in overtime. Seconds later, as he makes a 'last second shot' with a grape, he says the Lakers are down by one.See more »
Walter Davis:New car?
Ted Davis:[very smug from behind his sunglasses] Yes...
Walter Davis:[leans forward and vomits in car] Uuuuugggghhhhhh!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Psych: Office Space (#7.11)" (2013)See more »
Simply Meant to BeSee more »


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17 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
One of those movies that makes you laugh, 8 December 2004
Author: Pat McCurry ( from Wilton, NH

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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