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Blankman (1994)

 -  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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Mayor Marvin Harris
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Grandma Walker
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Michael 'The Suit' Minelli
Nick Corello ...
Sammy the Blade
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Mr. Stone
Harris Peet ...
Commissioner Gains
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Tony the Match (as Joe Vassallo)
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John Moschitta Jr. ...
Mr. Crudd
Frazer Smith ...
Ned Beadie
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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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Fighting crime on a budget. Fighting crime in his underwear. The world's biggest nerd is about to become its newest hero! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Action | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

19 August 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Blankman, mi hermano el chiflado  »

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Box Office

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$7,892,208 (USA)
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(Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

The glass door in the studio shatters before J-5 makes contact with it. See more »

Quotes

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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Could It Be I'm Falling In Love
Written by Melvin Steals & Mervin Steals
Produced by Clifton 'Specialist' Dillon
Performed by II D Extreme featuring Patra
II D Extreme courtesy of Gasoline Alley Records
Patra Courtesy of Shang/Epic Records
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Way better than I expected.
23 October 2002 | by (Escondido, California, USA) – See all my reviews

I remember that I wanted to see this film when it was first released, I realized that it looked very dumb, but nonetheless, I wanted to see it. So I finally got around to renting this film and I thought it was hilarious!!!

The film is loaded with great jokes and very clean jokes (well, most of them). Damon Wayans was hilarious throughout the film, as was David Alan Grier, and their relationship and chemistry on film was excellent! Robin Givens looked fantastic throughout the film and does a fine acting job as well. Jason Alexander and Jon Polito were very good as well, although I have to say it was very odd seeing Jason Alexander with a shaved head.

Anyhow, if you liked the film "Mystery Men", then you really ought to like this film. If you watch this film, don't take it seriously, keep in mind that this is a super-hero spoof. I truly hope you enjoy the film as much as I did. Thanks for reading,

-Chris


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