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Blankman -- He has no superpowers, no money and no name. He's Blankman, a self-appointed neighborhood crimestopper who's so broke that he fights crime in his underwear. Television's Damon Wayans stars as the bumbling Blankman in this uproarious laughfest.
Blankman -- A simpleton inventor becomes a superhero with a bulletproof costume and a low budget.


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Writers (WGA):
Damon Wayans (screenplay) &
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Release Date:
19 August 1994 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Damon Wayans ... Darryl Walker

David Alan Grier ... Kevin Walker

Robin Givens ... Kimberly Jonz

Christopher Lawford ... Mayor Marvin Harris

Lynne Thigpen ... Grandma Walker

Jon Polito ... Michael 'The Suit' Minelli
Nick Corello ... Sammy the Blade

Jason Alexander ... Mr. Stone
Harris Peet ... Commissioner Gains

Joseph Vassallo ... Tony the Match (as Joe Vassallo)
Michael Wayans ... Young Darryl

Damon Wayans Jr. ... Young Kevin
John Moschitta Jr. ... Mr. Crudd
Frazer Smith ... Ned Beadie

Mark Schiff ... Bus Driver
Gerry Black ... Desk Sergeant
Robert Schimmel ... Officer

Mike Binder ... Dr. Victor Norris
Simone Brooks ... Crying Girl

June Christopher ... Pregnant Woman
Brad LaFave ... The Reporter
Cara Mia Wayans ... Little Girl

Chris Williams ... Production Manager (as Christopher James Williams)
Mark Burton ... Harris' Assistant

Greg Kinnear ... Talk Show Host

Tony Cox ... Midgetman

Kevin West ... Gay Man

Yvette Wilson ... Fat Girl
Gwen E. Davis ... Lady
Benjamin Gates Jr. ... TV Broadcaster (as Benjiman Gates Jr.)

Chris Spencer ... Stevens (as Christopher Spencer)

Dwayne Barnes ... McDonald's Customer (as Dwayne L. Barnes)
Marty Schiff ... Liquor Store Owner

Conroy Gedeon ... New Mayor

Campion Murphy ... Policeman
Michael Ramirez ... Policeman

Shuko Akune ... Campaign Worker
Gordon McClure ... Man of God
Biff Manard ... Biff
Andy Flaster ... Onlooker
Richard Bonner ... Harris' Assistant
Jesse Felsot ... Concerned Teenager

Theodore S. Maier ... Bank Guard
Michael Marloe ... Scuzzy Bum

Arsenio Hall ... Himself
Tatiana Saunders ... Onlooker
Leonard Willis ... Street Kid
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jaime H. Campos ... Angry Citizen (uncredited)

Marq Edwards ... Crack Kid (uncredited)

Directed by
Mike Binder 
Writing credits
Damon Wayans (screenplay) &
J.F. Lawton (screenplay)

Damon Wayans (story)

Produced by
Jack Binder .... co-producer
Tracy Carness .... associate producer
C.O. Erickson .... producer
Eric L. Gold .... producer
Damon Wayans .... executive producer
Original Music by
Miles Goodman 
Cinematography by
Newton Thomas Sigel (director of photography) (as Tom Sigel)
Film Editing by
Adam Weiss 
Casting by
Aleta Chappelle 
Production Design by
James H. Spencer  (as James Spencer)
Art Direction by
Keith Brian Burns  (as Keith Burns)
Set Decoration by
Michael C. Claypool 
Costume Design by
Michelle Cole 
Makeup Department
Cyndi Reece-Thorne .... makeup artist (as Cindy Reece-Thorne)
Kenneth Walker .... hair stylist
Nina Kent .... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
Laini Thompson .... key makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
C.O. Erickson .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nandi Bowe .... second assistant director
Hilbert Hakim .... second second assistant director
Karin Roffman .... dga trainee
Barry K. Thomas .... first assistant director (as Barry Thomas)
William Washington .... second unit director (uncredited)
Art Department
Will Blount .... property master
Monica Castro .... assistant property master (as Monica Ragan)
Stephanie J. Gordon .... set designer
Dick Lasley .... illustrator (as Richard Lasley)
Héctor López .... assistant property
Michael Muscarella .... construction coordinator (as Michael A. Muscarella)
Tom Altobello .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Jennifer Dawson .... props (uncredited)
Phillip Ellman .... greensman (uncredited)
Dick Hansen .... leadman (uncredited)
Daren Janes .... art department coordinator (uncredited)
David Russell .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Kevin Shanks .... set dresser (uncredited)
Paul Stanwyck .... head painter: Chicago (uncredited)
Sound Department
Albert Aquino .... boom operator
Veda Campbell .... production sound mixer
David B. Cohn .... supervising dialogue editor
Clayton Collins .... dialogue editor (as Clay Collins)
Carlos Delarios .... sound re-recording mixer (as Carlos DeLarios)
Paul Farmer .... cable (as Paul G. Farmer)
Curt Frisk .... sound mixer: Chicago
Gary A. Hecker .... foley artist (as Gary Hecker)
Roxanne Jones .... supervising sound editor
Tom C. McCarthy .... supervising sound editor (as Tom McCarthy)
Sanford Ponder .... sound effects editor
Sergio Reyes .... sound re-recording mixer
B. Tennyson Sebastian III .... sound re-recording mixer
Rodney Sharpp .... assistant sound editor
Greg Stewart .... sound effects editor
Steven Ticknor .... sound effects editor (as Steve Ticknor)
Kevin Wahrman .... assistant sound editor
David Williams .... dialogue editor (as Dave Williams)
David W. Alstadter .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Christopher S. Aud .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Derek Casari .... dubbing engineer (uncredited)
Nerses Gezalyan .... foley recordist (uncredited)
Mark L. Mangino .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Timothy Pearson .... foley artist (uncredited)
Fred Peck III .... foley recordist (uncredited)
Brian Risner .... foley predub (uncredited)
Brian Risner .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Blair Scheller .... cableman: Chicago (uncredited)
Randy Singer .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Bruce Allan Donnellan .... special effects
Bruce D. Hayes .... special effects
Richard O. Helmer .... special effects
Jim Schwalm .... special effects (as James T. Schwalm)
Mike Wever .... special effects
Steve Cotroneo .... lead artist: prop fabricator (uncredited)
Kathy Barkus .... stunts
Steve Blalock .... stunts
Kimberly Bordeaux .... stunts
Carl Ciarfalio .... stunts
Doug Coleman .... stunts
Jeffrey J. Dashnaw .... stunts (as Jeff Dashnaw)
Gary Lee Davis .... stunts
Sonja Davis .... stunts (as Sonya Davis)
Tim A. Davison .... stunts (as Tim Davison)
Vince Deadrick Jr. .... stunts (as Vince Deadrick)
Frankie 'G' Garbutt .... stunts
Allan Graf .... stunts
Mark Hicks .... stunts
Daniel Maldonado .... stunts
Bob Minor .... stunts
Rita Minor .... stunts
Brian Joseph Moore .... stunts
Manny Perry .... stunts
Steve Picerni .... stunts
Denney Pierce .... stunts
Jeffrey Porter .... stunts
Mario Roberts .... stunts
Ben Scott .... stunts
Walter Scott .... stunts
William Washington .... stunt coordinator (as William H. Washington)
William Washington .... stunts
Eddie L. Watkins .... stunts (as Eddy Watkins)
Peter Epstein .... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie J. Fernandez .... stunts (uncredited)
James Fierro .... stunts (uncredited)
F. Pierre Gatling .... stunts (uncredited)
Carl Paoli .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert C. Carlson .... first assistant camera (as Robert Carlson)
Douglas A. Degrazzio .... video coordinator
Nicola Goode .... still photographer (as Nicola M. Goode)
Robert Nelson .... second grip
Dayton Nietert .... chief lighting technician
Jeff Orsa .... electrian: first unit
Philip C. Pfeiffer .... camera operator: Chicago (as Philip Pfeiffer)
Ronald J. Pure Jr. .... electrician
P. Scott Sakamoto .... camera operator
Keith L. Smith .... second assistant camera
Paul Storino .... grip
Greg Wardell .... assistant chief lighting technician
Tony Whitman .... key grip (as Anthony Whitman)
Bill Witthans .... dolly grip
Gregory Beard .... rigging best boy grip (uncredited)
Brian W. Boyd .... video assist operator (uncredited)
Blake E. Matthys .... grip: Chicago (uncredited)
Michael A. Mendez .... grip (uncredited)
David Norris .... camera operator: Wescam camera (uncredited)
Jean Whiteside .... still photographer (uncredited)
Casting Department
Mark A. Ridge .... extras casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Yolanda Braddy .... wardrobe: women
Isabela Braga .... costume supervisor
Ira M. Hammons-Glass .... wardrobe: men (as Ira Hammons)
Danna Edwards .... key costumer (uncredited)
Caroline B. Marx .... assistant costume designer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Marcelo Sansevieri .... assistant film editor
Jennifer Spenelli .... assistant film editor (as Jennifer Mangan)
Dana B. Wilson .... apprentice film editor
Music Department
Frank Bennett .... orchestrator
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist
Nancy Fogarty .... music editor
Pilar McCurry .... music coordinator
Joel Moss .... music mixer
Joel Moss .... music recordist
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
Happy Walters .... executive music producer
John Beal .... composer: trailer (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Howard Brady Davidson .... transportation captain (as Howard B. Davidson)
Jim Frear .... transportation co-captain
Greg Reynolds .... police vehicles
Calvin Chin .... transportation captain (uncredited)
George DiLeonardi .... transportation coordinator (uncredited)
Alan Kaminsky .... driver generator operator (uncredited)
Robert Wallace .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Carole Campbell .... assistant production accountant
Jan A. Campbell .... production accountant (as Jan Campbell-Weiss)
Elisa Ann Conant .... location manager
Liba Daniels .... assistant: Damon Wayans
Yulauncz J. Draper .... assistant: Eric Gold
Adrienne Hamalian-Mangine .... script supervisor
José Herrera .... production assistant
Cindy Hochman .... production coordinator (as Cynthia Hochman Price)
Karen R. Jones .... unit publicist
Joseph LaStrape III .... production assistant (as R. Joseph Lastrape III)
Shauna Robertson .... assistant: Mike Binder
Sabrina Rosen .... production assistant (as Sabrina A. Rosen)
Eleva Singleton .... production assistant (as D. Eleva Singleton)
Carl Tabor .... production assistant
Julie R.C. Willis .... assistant: Jack Binder
Ted Yonenaka .... craft service
Thomas J. Busch .... location manager (uncredited)
Bundy Chanock .... set medic (uncredited)
Jeff Coopwood .... adr voice (uncredited)
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer (uncredited)
Shari Lynn Himes .... assistant production coordinator (uncredited)
Martin L. Hudson .... location scout (uncredited)
Jack Messitt .... production assistant (uncredited)
Scott Stahler .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Frank Suarez .... title designer (uncredited)
Dale Wilmarth .... moldmaker (uncredited)

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Rated PG-13 for off-color humor
92 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Dolby SR | SDDS (8 channels)
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Greg Kinnear's feature film debut.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: As Blankman and Other Guy are on the Blankmobile on the way to rescue Kimberly, the shadow of the crane camera is visible on a building to the left of the tracks.See more »
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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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Transcends film stereotypes, 19 November 2014
Author: spkeck ( from Fort Myers, Florida

First, let me explain that I understand that this film has a crazy story with not the best acting. Damon Wayans and David Alan Grier do an amazing job as the two protagonists of this film unfortunately it falls a bit short with comedy. The cliché love story I think is part of the superhero stereotype it is adding into the mix.

This movie came out a decade too early I think. As we are now, in 2014, flooded with superhero films like Kick-Ass, Super, and all the comic book movies we are getting. Blankman is a wonderful attempt to get change film for black lead actors. Let me explain.

There is a trope in film called the "White Savior Character," in which a black person is the lead actor but always have to be saved or helped by another white character. He can't do anything on his own, there are numerous examples of these types of films including Finding Forester, 12 years a slave -brad pitt, Hardball, Gran Torino, Amistad, Cool Runnings, Wildcats, Mississippi Damned, and The Blind Side. Also I would use Django Unchained but in Gjango QT flips this and Django escapes, saves the girl, and makes revenge all on his own after his friend has died.

Blankman reverses this trope and has a black superhero save the day despite his nerdiness, try and save a white mayor, and defeat the bad guy. This goes against years of films to the contrary and I think it should be commended for this exact purpose.

It's one of those movies where the story isn't the best, the acting isn't the best, but the message and themes far exceed expectations and for that I rated it so highly.

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