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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
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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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Comedy | Action | Crime

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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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$7,892,208 (USA)
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Trivia

Young Darryl and Kevin are both played by Damon Wayans' sons. See more »

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

Quotes

Darryl Walker: [discussing Blankman] Kevin, this is my calling. I have to make the world a safer place for my children.
Kevin Walker: Your children? You've got to be with a *woman* first! You've got to knock some boots, man! You're a virgin.
Darryl Walker: No, I'm a gentleman.
Kevin Walker: Obviously this is what you need to do to work through Grandma's death. *But*... we're gonna do it my way.
Darryl Walker: Okay, Karate Man!
Kevin Walker: What?
Darryl Walker: That's your crimefighter name.
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Anyone Can Be A Hero
Written by Michael Jay & Greg Gerard
Produced by Arvel McClinton for III AM Entertainment
Performed by Lalah Hathaway
Courtesy of Virgin Records America, Inc.
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Blankman, not for all tastes
2 October 2014 | by (adelaide, australia) – See all my reviews

Wayans is a talent, that's for sure. I really like his sense of humor, which is smartly cheap, but doesn't constitute for good comedy, but I guess, wasn't really meant to. You can like it or lump it. This one really has it's moments, that's for sure, and even though he's a writer, mate, don't forget, Wayans can act. As the film's title character, he and his brother (David Allen Grier, a very underrated actor) have watched the caped crusader one two many times, where Wayan's virginal character, has really never grown out of this phase or grown up. He invents a lot of smart crap, out of cheap stuff, including a robot, you kind of feel embarrassed to have around the house. I loved his means of transport, something you've just gotta see, that takes him to his private crib of junk. When it city is ruled by these nasties who take the life of their grandmother, a victim of a small slaughter in a campaign office, this coaxes Wayans' to take his fictional hero out onto the street with contagiously amusing results. Sexy reporter Robin Givens, and god, she is sexy falls for Blankman, where Grier who works with her has been trying to get into her pants, while also trying to reach a higher status of employment. The face of the mayor who explosively buys it in another scene, sticks out like a sore thumb, as that actor from that film, RUN, where this is one of few comedies which does have a bit of a body count. Jason Alexander was good as Grier and Givens boss, again diabolical and bad to the core. And I must say the Blankman tune was catchy, but again I said the slightly dry film, suffers from it's cheap comedy treatment, where even though it is funny and smart, it doesn't make for good comedy, but laughs abound for Wayons's fans, and his character, he portrays all so fantastically.


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