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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

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 »

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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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Trivia

The movie was filmed during May, June, and July 1986. 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: [inspects painting] Oh! This looks Japanese. "Master and Concubines"?
Walter Davis: It's Yakamoto!
Nadia Gates: What is?
Walter Davis: No, no, the reason for this big business dinner tonight is this Japanese industrialist new client of ours. He's old world Japanese and he's got a wife that's more like a slave and he keeps concubines!
Nadia Gates: You gotta be kidding me.
Walter Davis: No, no, his wife knows all about it. It's "traditional" or something.
Nadia Gates: Tell me something, Walter: Are you into those kind of "traditions"?
[chuckles]
Walter Davis: [chuckles] No, I'm actually a ...
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Crash, Bang, Boom
Written by Peter Bunetta (uncredited) and Joe Ericksen (uncredited)
Performed by Hubert Tubbs
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Funny but losses a little prior to the end
1 February 2013 | by JakemcclakeSee all my reviews

This movie begins with a pretty good premise, that Nadia (Kim Basinger) will let her real innermost feelings rip out, when she drinks. This leads to a lot of difficult to handle situations for Walter Davis (Bruce Willis) her blind date. This premise is coupled with her stalker ex-boyfriend David (John Laroquette) constant attacks against Walter. Walter appears to begin the movie, wanting to conform to society's expectations. But about midway through he becomes more like Nadia, when she is drinking.

The movie losses some steam near the end in the nearly confusing scenes in a judges house that often deal with a dog.

But for the most part it is funny.

The movie has one terrific song by Billy Vera and the Beaters, which is one of several songs they did for this movie: "Let You Get Away" and Kim Basinger is great to watch when she dances to it.


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