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Blankman (1994)

PG-13 | | 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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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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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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Coming to save your butt! See more »

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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

Film debut of 'Damon Wayans Jr(I)'. 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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References Short Circuit (1986) See more »

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Here He Comes
Written by Big House & G-Wiz
Produced by Gerald 'G-Bomb' Baillergeau for Grand Jury Productions
Performed by G-Wiz, rap by Big House
G-Wiz Courtesy of Grand Jury/Interscope Records
Big House Courtesy of Grand Jury Records
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Mildy Amusing
11 February 2010 | by See all my reviews

I found the character a bit annoying. The voice and the over the top awkwardness mostly.

On the bright side, the story was cute. Basically, a super hero parody, but on the light side. An event in the awkward and geeky Darrel's (sp?) life made him want to make a difference in the world. A lab accident led to a formula which made him somewhat indestructible.

Where the movie shined, was in some pretty good comic moments. The rorshach test was funny. There was a scene I am pretty sure was stolen from Live and Let Die, where the voodoo guy comes out of the ground. Just to name some.

There are better superhero movies. Some of the humor falls flat, or is cliché. The movie lacks focus at times, as another reviewer pointed out.

But if you want a mindless tribute to Batman (the campy TV version,) and like movie on the light hearted side, you might like this one. Very little mean humor, swearing, adult and potty humor, which in itself, is refreshing (I like that stuff from time to time, but I also like it when a movie makes do without it for a change of pace.)


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