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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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JJ
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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
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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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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Judy Holliday won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the original Born Yesterday (1950). In contrast, Melanie Griffith, who plays Billie Dawn in this remake, was nominated for the Razzie Award for Worst Actress. She failed to win, however. 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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Connections

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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Why bother to remake an all time classic.
22 July 2001 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Born Yesterday (1950) is one of funniest films ever made. This

version has Melanie Griffith attempting the impossible,trying to

recreate the role that won Judy Holiday a best actress Oscar. Although Griffith tries hard, she is no match for Holiday, and Don

Johnson is certainly no substitute for William Holden. The only one

of the cast who comes close to the original, is John Goodman. For anybody that doesn't know the story outline, Harry Block,(John

Goodman ) a crooked junk tycoon hires a journalist Paul Verrall

(Don Johnson ) to teach his girlfriend Billie Dawn, some social

skills, as she is unused the high society life of the Washington

elite. In a choice between the two, watch the original.


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