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Born Yesterday (1993)

PG | | Comedy, Romance | 26 March 1993 (USA)
A businessman comes to Washington with his ex Vegas showgirl girlfriend, and after some embarrassments, he hires a reporter as tutor to smarten her up. She turns out to be smart, sucks up knowledge and questions things. Trouble?

Director:

Luis Mandoki

Writers:

Garson Kanin (play), Douglas McGrath (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Melanie Griffith ... Billie Dawn
John Goodman ... Harry Brock
Don Johnson ... Paul Verrall
Edward Herrmann ... Ed Devery
Max Perlich ... JJ
Michael Ensign ... Phillipe
Ben Bradlee ... Alex Duffee, Sect. of the Navy (as Benjamin C. Bradlee)
Sally Quinn ... Beatrice Duffee
William Frankfather ... Sen. Kelley
Fred Thompson ... Sen. Hedges (as Fred Dalton Thompson)
Celeste Yarnall ... Mrs. Hedges
Nora Dunn ... Cynthia Schreiber, NPR Talk Show Host
Meg Wittner ... Mrs. Kelley
William Forward ... Sen. Duker
Mary Gordon Murray ... Bindy Duker
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Storyline

A businessman shows up in Washington to lobby agendas that are friendly to his construction plans. His ditsy ex-showgirl bimbo proves to be an embarrassment in social situations, so he hires a reporter to teach her how to appear more intelligent. Soon it becomes apparent to the reporter that she isn't so stupid after all, and things become more complicated as she begins questioning the papers her sugar daddy keeps getting her to sign, and the reporter begins falling in love with her. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language and a scene of abusive behavior | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Tom Selleck was offered the role of Harry Brock. See more »

Goofs

Stage man quickly hides behind curtain in apartment on the left side of the screen. See more »

Quotes

Paul: You were great tonight. Didn't you think you were great?
Billie: Oh, yeah. We really tricked them, didn't we?
Paul: What's the matter?
Billie: Well, if you saw a great ventriloquist, who would you compliment, the dummy?
Paul: You're not a dummy.
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Soundtracks

BECAUSE
Written by Dave Clark
Performed by The Dave Clark Five
Courtesy of Hollywood Records and EMI Records
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User Reviews

Born Yesterday
27 June 1999 | by Coxer99See all my reviews

Putrid remake of the classic play and film about a scrap metal tycoon (a non stop shouting Goodman) turned real estate mogul who pays a Washington newsman (Johnson) to educate his feisty girlfriend (wretched Griffith). This film proves that some treasures should be kept buried and left alone.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 March 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Born Yesterday See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,911,343, 28 March 1993

Gross USA:

$17,952,857

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,952,857
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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