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Blankman (1994)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Action, Crime  |  19 August 1994 (USA)
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A simpleton inventor becomes a superhero with a bulletproof costume and a low budget.

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Grandma Walker
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Sammy the Blade
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Bus Driver
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Storyline

Darryl is a childlike man with a genius for inventing various gadgets out of junk. When he stumbles on a method to make his clothes bulletproof, he decides to use his skills to be the lowest budgeted superhero of all. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Look, there on the ground, it's a nerd, he's insane, it's... See more »

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Comedy | Action | Crime

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Rated PG-13 for off-color humor | See all certifications »
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19 August 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Blankman, mi hermano el chiflado  »

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$7,892,208 (USA)
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Trivia

The Other Guy wears a sweater with "Michigan" emblazoned on the front. Director Mike Binder and star David Alan Grier are both native of Detroit, Michigan. See more »

Goofs

Water level inside lottery tank as the water is filling it. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Stone: Ratings give me a woody.
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Features The Arsenio Hall Show (1989) See more »

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Do Yo Wanna Get Down
Written by Michael Angelo Saulsberry & Phillip Johnson
Produced by Michael Angelo Saulsberry and Phillip Johnson for
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Courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc.
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"Ugggh!! You mean I have to see her... thingie??!!"
27 July 1999 | by See all my reviews

Damon Wayans cuts it up as a (Grand)Mama's Boy with dreams of being a crimefighting superhero. David Alan Grier dreams of busting out his Mack Daddy on the star reporter (Givens) at the TV station where he works as a cameraman. Sprinkle liberally with "The Return of Duckman" -- Jason Alexander in the guise of Grier's producer, and as caustic as the quack ever was -- and throw in lots of junk... but it's *great* junk. With his wringer-equipped, flashlight-eyed, wrist-remote-controlled 1950's era automatic washing machine robo-buddy J5, Blankman (Wayans) creates an aura of mystique and cobbled together super-gadgets that would make Batman wonder "Where did he get all that junk?" (see also "Spiculum of Life") while making his neighborhood safer for his children. Nevermind that he's still a virgin. A gloriously campy superhero gigglefest that will at some point touch the heart and mind of every kid (grown up and otherwise) who wanted to open a can of whoop-ass in snazzy duds with groovy toys, then retreat back to your secret Super-Do-Gooder Hideout. Plenty of physical comedy to keep you chuckling, tricks and traps ingenious enough to qualify as "Diabolical Disastrous Doom... will our heroes be back next week?". An excellent rental.


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