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Born Yesterday (1993)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  26 March 1993 (USA)
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A businessman shows up in Washington to lobby agendas that are friendly to his construction plans. His ditsy ex-showgirl bimbo proves to be an embarrassment in social situations, so he ... See full summary »

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Phillipe
Benjamin C. Bradlee ...
Alex Duffee, Sect. of the Navy
Sally Quinn ...
Beatrice Duffee
William Frankfather ...
Sen. Kelley
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Mrs. Hedges
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Cynthia Schreiber, NPR Talk Show Host
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Mrs. Kelley
William Forward ...
Sen. Duker
Mary Gordon Murray ...
Bindy Duker
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A businessman shows up in Washington to lobby agendas that are friendly to his construction plans. His ditsy ex-showgirl bimbo proves to be an embarrassment in social situations, so he hires a reporter to teach her how to appear more intelligent. Soon it becomes apparent to the reporter that she isn't so stupid after all, and things become more complicated as she begins questioning the papers her sugar daddy keeps getting her to sign, and the reporter begins falling in love with her. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG for language and a scene of abusive behavior | See all certifications »
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26 March 1993 (USA)  »

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Nacida ayer  »

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$17,952,857 (USA)
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The Secretary of the Navy and his wife are played by retired Washington Post editor Benjamin C. Bradlee and his real-life wife, former Post reporter Sally Quinn. See more »

Goofs

After playing Gin Rummy, she says that'll be $225.10. When he counts the money out of his pocket, he only counts out 3 bills. No combination of 3 bills could possibly equal $225. He does take the 10 cents out after that. See more »

Quotes

Billie: You know what your problem is, Harry? You're not just rude, you're
[pulls out a pocket dictionary and looks up a word]
Billie: "flagrant" about it!
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Version of Born Yesterday (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

BABY WORK OUT
Written by Jackie Wilson and Alonzo Tucker
Performed by Jackie Wilson
Courtesy of Score Productions of Atlanta, Georgia
By Arrangement with Butterfly Entertainment
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Surprisingly...not terrible
2 April 2006 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Remake of the 1950 Judy Holliday/William Holden/Broderick Crawford hit farce, adapted from Garson Kanin's popular play, about millionaire businessman hiring a tutor for his dizzy girlfriend, which backfires when she becomes wise enough to know she's being played for a dupe. In the leads, Melanie Griffith, then-husband Don Johnson and John Goodman all have a propensity to lapse into shtick, but, for her part, Griffith is well-cast and very likable. The men have a harder time: Johnson is charmingly low-keyed in a dull role (the problems with it go back to the play) and Goodman works hard at being both vulgar and sympathetic. Not a complete success by any means, this update still hasn't figured out how to make the last act work (the plot mechanisms become congealed, the action becomes stagy and the finale is limp), but there are some nice laughs spread around and an occasionally witty flash of original thought. ** from ****


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