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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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Mayor Marvin Harris
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Grandma Walker
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Nick Corello ...
Sammy the Blade
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Harris Peet ...
Commissioner Gains
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Tony the Match (as Joe Vassallo)
Michael Wayans ...
Young Darryl
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Young Kevin
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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

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

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19 August 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Blankman - Um Super-Herói Muito Atrapalhado  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,715,480, 21 August 1994

Gross USA:

$7,892,208
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

The TV screen on the Blankmobile doesn't match the tracks. 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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Connections

Spoofs Inside Edition (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Big Deep
Written by Steve Roll'n & DC the Brain Supreme
Produced by Steve Roll'n and DC the Brain Supreme for Tag Team Music, Inc.
Performed by Tag Team
Courtesy of Bellmark/Life Records
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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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