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Born Yesterday (1993)

PG  |   |  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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Alex Duffee, Sect. of the Navy
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Cynthia Schreiber, NPR Talk Show Host
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William Forward ...
Sen. Duker
Mary Gordon Murray ...
Bindy Duker
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Storyline

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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$17,952,857 (USA)
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Trivia

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

Goofs

The art museum is supposedly in Washington DC, but we see Renoir's "Jean as a Huntsman" which is at the L.A. County Museum of Art (LACMA) (where the scene was filmed). See more »

Quotes

Paul: Maybe we haven't gotten to our time yet.
Billie: No, we did. And you just dropped the ball.
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Version of Au théâtre ce soir: Ferraille à vendre (1972) 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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The umpteenth remake of 'My Fair Lady'
12 November 1998 | by (Dhaka, Bangladesh) – See all my reviews

While the movie is entertaining, it is not an unforgettable masterpiece. If you haven't got anything better to do it's not a bad way to kill time but don't expect this movie to be thought-provoking. Absurd as it may be, it is still interesting to watch how Melanie Griffith goes from being a bimbo to composing songs about the constitution and appreciating Van Gogh paintings. Don Johnson sort of blends into the background as Goodman wildly raves on and on shouts at everyone in sight while Griffith tries her best to prove that her character is more than just a pretty face.


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