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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mayor Marvin Harris
Grandma Walker
Michael 'The Suit' Minelli
Nick Corello ...
Sammy the Blade
Mr. Stone
Harris Peet ...
Commissioner Gains
Tony the Match (as Joe Vassallo)
Michael Wayans ...
John Moschitta Jr. ...
Mr. Crudd
Frazer Smith ...
Ned Beadie
Bus Driver


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 <>

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Comedy | Action | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for off-color humor | See all certifications »




Release Date:

19 August 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Blankman, mi hermano el chiflado  »

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Box Office


$7,892,208 (USA)

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Sound Mix:

| (8 channels)



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The clocks in the Hard Edition office are set to Chicago, Hoboken NJ, and Miller Time. See more »


When Blankman and Other Guy are running with J-5 to find the bombs and they turn towards the bathroom, you can see someone reach their arm out to guide J-5 around the corner. See more »


Michael 'The Suit' Minelli: Now... where is the Blankman?
[he pours hot coffee onto Mr. Stone, who sits in a wheelchair]
Mr. Stone: Hey, Einstein. In case you haven't noticed, this isn't a boil on my ass. I'm paralyzed from the waist down. I can't feel a thing.
[Minelli slaps him in the face]
Mr. Stone: I felt that.
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Written by Melvin Steals & Mervin Steals
Produced by Clifton 'Specialist' Dillon
Performed by II D Extreme featuring Patra
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Damon Wayans Has done it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
18 May 2002 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Blankman is what you would call a parody. And what I mean by that is that this is a spoof of the famous Batman television series from the 1960's. The kind of stuff it spoofed was: a relative being killed, a gangster wanting to take over the city, having a dumb sidekick, bringing a journalist to the hide-out, ect. It was still a hilarious movie with some memorable moments though.

Science nerd Darrel Walker (Damon Wayans) has been working on some pretty stupid inventions lately. He even has a stupid robot named J5. Anyway, he and his older brother Kevin (David Alan Grier) live with their grandmother. When she is murdered by crime lord Michael Manellie (Jon Polito), Darrel becomes so depressed that he makes a costume and creates stupid weapons, he turns himself into: BLANKMAN! A crime-fighting super-hero that will stop at nothing until the streets of Detroit are safe again! He even meets the sexy reporter Kimberly Jonz (Robin Givens). Kevin eventually joins him, but in the mean time, Kevin is more than annoyed by Darrel's behavior.

Written, produced, and starring Damon Wayans (My Wife & Kids), Blankman is a hilarious spoof that will leave you cheering!

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