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Blind Date (1987)

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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

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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Storyline

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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Taglines:

"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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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:

$7,500,000, 29 March 1987

Gross USA:

$39,321,715
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

As with many Blake Edwards projects, there were many familiar faces on the set of Blind Date (1987). The director of photography was Harry Stradling, Jr., who had worked on four other earlier films directed by Edwards. See more »

Goofs

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

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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Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Jailbait Babysitter (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Simply Meant to Be
Written by Henry Mancini, George Merrill and Shannon Rubicam
Performed by Gary Morris and Jennifer Warnes
Gary Morris courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
Jennifer Warnes courtesy of Cypress Records
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A proper comedy from the eighties
12 April 2006 | by AndreiPavlovSee all my reviews

This movie is an easy-going one. Light atmosphere, nice gags, good and not-so-good joking all the way, young Kim and Bruce, and fine urban/suburban scenery. It's kind of a very warm family movie that can suit nearly every evening when there is nothing to do (though some humour is rather adult). My opinion is that they could not handle the script better than this.

Don't know how about others, but to me this movie is very neat and quite funny. Though they shouldn't have called the dog "Rambo", while "First Blood" is one of my absolute favourites. How dare they! Solid 7 out of 10. Thanks for attention.


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