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Blind Date (1987)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 27 March 1987 (USA)
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A workaholic needs a date for a dinner with new important clientele, but who his brother sets him up with could lead to disaster.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Nadia Gates
... Walter Davis
... David Bedford
... Judge Harold Bedford
... Harry Gruen
... Denny Gordon
... Ted Davis
... Susie Davis
... Muriel Bedford
... Jordan the Butler
... Nadia's Mother
Jeannie Elias ... Walter's Secretary
Herb Tanney ... Minister (as Sacerdo Tanney)
... Mrs. Gruen
... Mr. Yakamoto
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Walter Davis is a workaholic. His attention is all to his work and very little to his personal life or appearance. Now he needs a date to take to his company's business dinner with a new important Japanese client. His brother sets him up with his wife's cousin Nadia, who is new in town and wants to socialize, but he was warned that if she gets drunk, she loses control and becomes wild. How will the date turn out - especially when they encounter Nadia's ex-boyfriend David? Written by Sami Al-Taher <staher2000@yahoo.com>

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"Do you recognize me? I used to be a respectable citizen. I had a good job and a promising future. I made only one mistake - I went on a blind date. ...Anyone got $10,000 for bail?" See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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27 March 1987 (USA)  »

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Blake Edwards' Blind Date  »

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Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,500,000, 29 March 1987

Gross USA:

$39,321,715
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

On the more upscale side, Blake Edwards made good use of the Los Angeles environs region's luxurious mansions, particularly the one once occupied by Baron Hilton, the founder of the worldwide Hilton Hotel chain. Owned by the Hilton heirs, the huge house and its spacious grounds were the background for some of the most bizarre and hilarious scenes of the film. To protect the house from rampant destruction, special interiors were designed as a buffer zone, and its treasures moved out of harm's way. See more »

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At the party scene where Walter gets drunk, he states that the Lakers are tied 106-106 in overtime. Seconds later, as he makes a 'last second shot' with a grape, he says the Lakers are down by one. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Gruen: Mrs Yakamoto, I have your hair. I'm going to slip it under the door.
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Referenced in Glitch! (1988) See more »

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Crash, Bang, Boom
Written by Peter Bunetta (uncredited) and Joe Ericksen (uncredited)
Performed by Hubert Tubbs
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One of those movies that makes you laugh
8 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

I love this film. This was Bruce Willis' first box office film in a leading role. It's a nice little film that has its funny moments. Blind Date is not Citizen Kane, but it's sure a good film to watch on a day off. When Kim Basinger gets drunk, that's where the funny moments start. She goes from being a sweet southern belle to the date from hell. She embarrasses him at a business dinner, goes ga-ga at a club, gets his car lifted, and drives him to the point of insanity. Meanwhile, ex-boyfriend Larroquette is stalking them around the town driving them nuts. His character isn't given much depth, but he works with it. All in all, it's a funny, innocent film that will make you laugh.


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