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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.

Director:

Blake Edwards

Writer:

Dale Launer
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kim Basinger ... Nadia Gates
Bruce Willis ... Walter Davis
John Larroquette ... David Bedford
William Daniels ... Judge Harold Bedford
George Coe ... Harry Gruen
Mark Blum ... Denny Gordon
Phil Hartman ... Ted Davis
Stephanie Faracy ... Susie Davis
Alice Hirson ... Muriel Bedford
Graham Stark ... Jordan the Butler
Joyce Van Patten ... Nadia's Mother
Jeannie Elias Jeannie Elias ... Walter's Secretary
Herb Tanney Herb Tanney ... Minister (as Sacerdo Tanney)
Georgann Johnson ... Mrs. Gruen
Sab Shimono ... 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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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 »

Goofs

The cameraman's shadow can be seen a few times as Walter heads downstairs with Danny. See more »

Quotes

Nadia Gates: Walter if you will just drop me off at a hotel...
Walter Davis: [cuts off Nadia] What? and bring an end to this glorious evening?
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Features The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) See more »

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Written and Performed by Stanley Jordan
Courtesy of Manhattan Records, a division of Capitol Records, Inc.
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Blake Edwards at his best!
19 October 2002 | by alexandraslateSee all my reviews

I've always loved Blake Edwards films and although this may not have been regarded as his best work, I feel it was highly underrated. Though thoroughly implausible in many ways, I have to say that this movie made me laugh harder than any movie I've ever seen. My sides literally hurt after watching it. Although I've only seen it a few times since it came out because none of the networks other than FX ever show it. Why I don't know because it's really great!!

The main reason I'd have to say was John Laroquette as Nadia's psychotic ex-boyfriend. I was cracking up in every single scene he was in with his standard line (I'll kill you). His physical comedy is totally brilliant. I don't know why he didn't end up with a film career of his own. But my favorite scene has to be at the end when Nadia sees David hanging from the balcony of the house and squeals as they both dive into the pool and meet at the bottom in a kiss as they come up for air, with David yelling; "Nadia, get your mouth off of him"!!

The movie is flawed in places though. What are the odds that a house moving company would be moving a house at the exact moment that Nadia decides to knock on the door. And it is never explained why Walter is facing 2 years in prison for his night on the town, yet David completely escapes any legal obligations for plowing his car into 3 seperate businesses.

Kim Basinger and Bruce Willis were great as well. Though I didn't understand why they dyed her gorgeous blonde hair brown. Maybe because her image was supposed to be that of a sweet girl looking for love and Edwards thought she'd look too much the vamp and would lack credibility without the dye job. It's also a good chance to see the late Phil Hartman early in his career. I also loved the love song played at the end by Gary Morris and Jennifer Warnes.

All in all, a fun ride from beginning to end. If you haven't seen it yet, go out and rent it now. You won't be disapointed, it's a 10+++!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 March 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blake Edwards' Blind Date See more »

Filming Locations:

Marina del Rey, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,531,273, 29 March 1987

Gross USA:

$39,321,715

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$39,337,581
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Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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