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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 »

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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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| (8 channels)

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(Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

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

Blankman: [searching for explosives in a bathroom] Did you find the bomb yet?
Other Guy: [emerges from a toilet stall] Not the one we're looking for.
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Connections

Spoofs Batman (1966) See more »

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Pretty Lady
Written by Corley Randolph, Alexander Richbourgh & Teddy Riley
Produced by Teddy Riley and Alexander Richbourgh
Performed by Vizion
Courtesy of Funky Mama Productions
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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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