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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

The Secretary of the Navy and his wife are played by retired Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee and his real-life wife, former Post reporter Sally Quinn. See more »

Goofs

While playing Gin Rummy, Harry deals Billy one card too many. See more »

Quotes

Billie: You know what your problem is, Harry? You're not just rude, you're
[pulls out a pocket dictionary and looks up a word]
Billie: "flagrant" about it!
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Connections

Version of Born Yesterday (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

TEACH ME TONIGHT
Written by Sammy Cahn and Gene de Paul
Performed by Stevie Wonder
Courtesy of Motown Record Company, L.P.
By Arrangement with PolyGram Special Markets
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why a remake ?
28 April 2018 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

It is the lead question. and this version did not a decent answer. because, against the effort of actors, the version from 1950 wins at each chapter. and the cause is not exactly the comparation between the two versions. but something who reflects two different manners to understand the subject. at first sigh, if you ignore the original version , the present film works . the motif - John Goodman. for a form of freedom . in rest, Melanie Griffith seems be the hostage of the portrait of Billie by Judy Holiday and Don Johnson gives a pale sketch of the work of William Holden. and nothing else.


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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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