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Born Yesterday (1993)

PG | | Comedy, Romance | 26 March 1993 (USA)
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
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
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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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Rated PG for language and a scene of abusive behavior | See all certifications »
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$17,952,857 (USA)
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This film was originally intended to be made by Cannon in 1987 with Walter Matthau, Bernadette Peters and Whoopi Goldberg set to star and with a script by Garson Kanin, who developed the original play. The studio's financial troubles killed this version though it was announced at Cannes. See more »

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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

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 (1956) See more »

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Written by Dave Clark
Performed by The Dave Clark Five
Courtesy of Hollywood Records and EMI Records
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You gotta compare.

I'm never against remakes. What is there to lose? If the remake is inferior it just reaffirms the rarity of and how difficult it is to produce a true classic. If the remake is superior, then we have a better movie! This movie stands on its own as fair and light entertainment. The performances are right in line with popcorn comedy and will produce a sufficient number of chuckles and laughs.

The problem, of course, is this movie cannot stand on its own. If you remake a classic, you have to make the comparison. This version just doesn't measure up to the 1950 original on any level.

Since many people have not seen the 1950 Born Yesterday, I think this movie will do them just fine. Sooner or later though, if they love movies, they're going to stumble across Judy Holliday's outstanding performance and then this remake may seem a bit weak.

As with most attempts at remaking classics, the 1993 version of Born Yesterday falls far short of the original. It does, however, maintain a charm of its own and it wouldn't hurt to give it a try. However, I certainly, without reservation and whole-heartedly recommend the original as a "must-see"!


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