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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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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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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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$17,952,857 (USA)
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Trivia

Nick Nolte was considered to play Paul Verrall. See more »

Goofs

Set in Washington DC, obviously not filmed there. Airport scene filmed at Burbank Airport. See more »

Quotes

Paul: You were great tonight. Didn't you think you were great?
Billie: Oh, yeah. We really tricked them, didn't we?
Paul: What's the matter?
Billie: Well, if you saw a great ventriloquist, who would you compliment, the dummy?
Paul: You're not a dummy.
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Version of Born Yesterday (1950) See more »

Soundtracks

TEACH ME TONIGHT
Written by Sammy Cahn and Gene de Paul
Performed by Stevie Wonder
Courtesy of Motown Record Company, L.P.
By Arrangement with PolyGram Special Markets
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insipid TV type movie remake of a classic
7 August 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

this is sort of OK as an afternoon TV movie but stands no comparison against the Oscar nominated and winning original.

The Cukor version has class written all over it with stupendous performances from Broderick Crawford, Judy Holiday and William Holden, great comic timing and real pace.

This is just ambling along, making the motions, insipid in comparison, the famous gin rummy scene is a bit embarrassing really. John Goodman can't make his mind up whether he wants to be a bully or sympathetic, his pest controller in Anachrophobia was a far better comic performance I think. Don Johnson is so low key he seems to be sleepwalking through the role. Melenie Griffith was far better in Working Girl with an all round superior character transformation. So maybe the script and especially direction have to take the blame to a greater degree.

Cheap off-cut compared to prime rump steak.


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