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Director:
Writer:
Dale Launer (written by)
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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 »
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Awards:
1 win See more »
User Reviews:
Blake Edwards at his best! See more (44 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


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Additional Details

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

Trivia:
Known well for being a blond, lead star Kim Basinger though didn't sport blond hair in this movie and appeared as a brunette with brown hair.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:
Nadia Gates:I just have this chemical imbalance almost like an allergy to alcohol. It just makes me crazy!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Psych: Office Space (#7.11)" (2013)See more »
Soundtrack:
Crash, Bang, BoomSee more »

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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Blake Edwards at his best!, 19 October 2002
Author: Alexandra Slate (alexandraslate@hotmail.com) from Virginia, U.S.

I've always loved Blake Edwards films and although this may not have been regarded as his best work, I feel it was highly underrated. Though thoroughly implausible in many ways, I have to say that this movie made me laugh harder than any movie I've ever seen. My sides literally hurt after watching it. Although I've only seen it a few times since it came out because none of the networks other than FX ever show it. Why I don't know because it's really great!!

The main reason I'd have to say was John Laroquette as Nadia's psychotic ex-boyfriend. I was cracking up in every single scene he was in with his standard line (I'll kill you). His physical comedy is totally brilliant. I don't know why he didn't end up with a film career of his own. But my favorite scene has to be at the end when Nadia sees David hanging from the balcony of the house and squeals as they both dive into the pool and meet at the bottom in a kiss as they come up for air, with David yelling; "Nadia, get your mouth off of him"!!

The movie is flawed in places though. What are the odds that a house moving company would be moving a house at the exact moment that Nadia decides to knock on the door. And it is never explained why Walter is facing 2 years in prison for his night on the town, yet David completely escapes any legal obligations for plowing his car into 3 seperate businesses.

Kim Basinger and Bruce Willis were great as well. Though I didn't understand why they dyed her gorgeous blonde hair brown. Maybe because her image was supposed to be that of a sweet girl looking for love and Edwards thought she'd look too much the vamp and would lack credibility without the dye job. It's also a good chance to see the late Phil Hartman early in his career. I also loved the love song played at the end by Gary Morris and Jennifer Warnes.

All in all, a fun ride from beginning to end. If you haven't seen it yet, go out and rent it now. You won't be disapointed, it's a 10+++!

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