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Born Yesterday (1993)

PG | | Comedy, Romance | 26 March 1993 (USA)
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 ... See full summary »

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
Benjamin C. Bradlee Benjamin C. Bradlee ... Alex Duffee, Sect. of the Navy
Sally Quinn Sally Quinn ... Beatrice Duffee
William Frankfather ... Sen. Kelley
Fred Dalton Thompson ... Sen. Hedges
Celeste Yarnall ... Mrs. Hedges
Nora Dunn ... Cynthia Schreiber, NPR Talk Show Host
Meg Wittner ... Mrs. Kelley
William Forward ... Sen. Duker
Mary Gordon Murray 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 March 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nacida ayer See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$17,952,857
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the very first scene after they get off the plane, Ed hands Harry a magazine of which you can only see the back as its being passed, on the back was and advertisement for Marlboro cigarettes with at that time their Marlboro Man front man. Don Johnson played Marlboro in Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (1991). See more »

Goofs

Set in Washington DC, obviously not filmed there. Airport scene filmed at Burbank Airport. See more »

Quotes

Billie: But I've been thinking a lot lately about something my dad used to say: "Without knowledge, you're less than everybody." And I don't want to be less. I mean, I don't want to be better than anybody neither and I don't want to go above myself. I just want- I want to not be less.
Paul: Well, I'm afraid it's too late for that... cause you're already more than most people.
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Features Home Improvement (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

BABY WORK OUT
Written by Jackie Wilson and Alonzo Tucker
Performed by Jackie Wilson
Courtesy of Score Productions of Atlanta, Georgia
By Arrangement with Butterfly Entertainment
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Why bother to remake an all time classic.
22 July 2001 | by MIKE-WILSON6See all my reviews

Born Yesterday (1950) is one of funniest films ever made. This

version has Melanie Griffith attempting the impossible,trying to

recreate the role that won Judy Holiday a best actress Oscar. Although Griffith tries hard, she is no match for Holiday, and Don

Johnson is certainly no substitute for William Holden. The only one

of the cast who comes close to the original, is John Goodman. For anybody that doesn't know the story outline, Harry Block,(John

Goodman ) a crooked junk tycoon hires a journalist Paul Verrall

(Don Johnson ) to teach his girlfriend Billie Dawn, some social

skills, as she is unused the high society life of the Washington

elite. In a choice between the two, watch the original.


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