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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.


Blake Edwards


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


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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A date with her is every man's dream come true. And with dreams like her - who needs nightmares? See more »


Comedy | Romance


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Did You Know?


Several key interiors were filmed at Blake Edwards Entertainment corporate headquarters, Laird Studios in Culver City. Although Edwards had at the time been housed there since 1983 for around four years, Laird, had been renamed the Culver Studios, and was actually one of the oldest and most famous of Hollywood's studios. It was originally built back in the silent screen era by director Thomas H. Ince, the man who introduced William S. Hart, the famous cowboy star, to films. Ince himself shot a number of silent screen classics there. A southerner by birth, he designed his administration building as a replica of an ante-bellum southern mansion. Later, when the Ince studios were acquired by producer David O. Selznick, the building became familiar to millions of moviegoers as the logo on Selznick films. These include the immortal Gone with the Wind (1939) as well as Rebecca (1940), Intermezzo (1939), and "David Copperfield" [David Copperfield (1935)]. After Blind Date (1987), Edwards made a picture called Sunset (1988), a comedy about the fictional adventures of Wyatt Earp and silent screen cowboy actor Tom Mix in Hollywood, which also starred Bruce Willis from Blind Date (1987). See more »


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 »


Walter Davis: Nadia I'm taking you home!
Nadia Gates: To Baton Rouge?
Walter Davis: I'm taking you to your friends house! Now what's the address?
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Referenced in Tanguy (2001) See more »


Written and Performed by Stanley Jordan
Courtesy of Manhattan Records, a division of Capitol Records, Inc.
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A Pretty Enjoyable Comedy
7 December 2014 | by Uriah43See all my reviews

"Walter Davis" (Bruce Willis) is a dedicated, hard-working employee for a company that is pulling out all the stops to impress a possible new client. As a result he desperately needs a new date for the office dinner party. As luck would have it his brother "Ted Davis" (Phil Hartman) just happens to know of someone named "Nadia Gates" (Kim Basinger) who recently arrived in Los Angeles and so Walter takes a chance and calls her on the phone. When he gets to her apartment he is surprised at how attractive she is and wanting to loosen her up a bit he gives her some champagne even though his brother warned him not to give her any alcohol. Big mistake. Anyway, rather than reveal any more of this movie and risk spoiling it for those who haven't seen it I will just say that this was a pretty enjoyable comedy for the most. Admittedly there were some slow scenes here and there but after the first 15 minutes or so it really got going. I especially liked Kim Basinger who performed quite well and looked absolutely gorgeous. Be that as it may I rate this movie as above average.

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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 »


Box Office


$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,531,273, 29 March 1987

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo



Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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