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Blankman (1994)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Action, Crime | 19 August 1994 (USA)
A simpleton inventor becomes a superhero with a bulletproof costume and a low budget.

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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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19 August 1994 (USA)  »

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Blankman - Um Super-Herói Muito Atrapalhado  »

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Opening Weekend:

$3,715,480 (USA) (21 August 1994)

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$7,892,208 (USA)
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Prior to this film, 'Damon Wayans (I)' had appeared on the television show In Living Color (1990) as a disabled superhero named Handi-Man. See more »

Goofs

Towards the end of Darryl's and Kevin's interview with the psychiatrist, the tilting lava box on the desk is down at the right side, from the brother's POV In the next shot, from the psychiatrist's POV, it is again down at the right side. See more »

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Blankman: Slap me around and call me Susan.
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References Airplane! (1980) See more »

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Batman Theme
Written by Neal Hefti
Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
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17 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is great! I have always thought Damon Wayans was a funny guy. (I thought he was awesome in "Celtic Pride.") However, I saw this movie on HBO not that long ago and wasn't expecting much. I was wrong and basically it is VERY funny. It has all different kinds of humor. Maybe it is because I am a huge Batman fan at heart, however the main character was very likable. (Yet you didn't feel bad when you laughed at him for being a wimp.) He literally did "scream like a Susie." Jason Alexander (It kind of does not look like him at first) does an excellent job also. I really wish they would make a follow up film. The movie also connected very well. So many comedies today go for a cheap laugh and don't worry much about making the story come together. Blankman did an awesome job at staying funny the entire length of the movie and also making the story come together. He is to date the only super hero who is a "strong wimp." It is a great movie for someone looking for some great laughs. This movie is very under-rated (I think) and totally deserves more good reviews. Totally worth the time to watch or rent. (I am buying myself a DVD copy to enjoy over and over again.) Thank you Blankman. R.I.P. J5! :)


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