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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
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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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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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Look, there on the ground, it's a nerd, he's insane, it's... 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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19 August 1994 (USA)  »

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Blankman  »

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$7,892,208 (USA)
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Trivia

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

Goofs

When the store owner puts up the Store Protected by Blankman sign on the door, a California Lottery logo is clearly seen. 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

Featured in HBO First Look: The Making of 'Blankman' (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

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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"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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