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Blankman (1994)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Action, Crime | 19 August 1994 (USA)
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A simpleton inventor becomes a superhero with a bulletproof costume and a low budget.

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Mike Binder

Writers:

Damon Wayans (screenplay), J.F. Lawton (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Damon Wayans ... Darryl Walker
David Alan Grier ... Kevin Walker
Robin Givens ... Kimberly Jonz
Christopher Lawford ... Mayor Marvin Harris
Lynne Thigpen ... Grandma Walker
Jon Polito ... Michael 'The Suit' Minelli
Nick Corello Nick Corello ... Sammy the Blade
Jason Alexander ... Mr. Stone
Harris Peet Harris Peet ... Commissioner Gains
Joseph Vassallo ... Tony the Match (as Joe Vassallo)
Michael Wayans Michael Wayans ... Young Darryl
Damon Wayans Jr. ... Young Kevin
John Moschitta Jr. ... Mr. Crudd
Frazer Smith Frazer Smith ... Ned Beadie
Mark Schiff ... Bus Driver
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Storyline

Darryl is a childlike man with a genius for inventing various gadgets out of junk. When he stumbles on a method to make his clothes bulletproof, he decides to use his skills to be the lowest budgeted superhero of all. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Coming to save your butt! See more »

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Comedy | Action | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for off-color humor | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 August 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blankman - Um Super-Herói Muito Atrapalhado See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,715,480, 21 August 1994

Gross USA:

$7,892,208
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR | SDDS (8 channels)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Young Darryl and Kevin are both played by 'Damon Wayans (I)'' sons. See more »

Goofs

The glass door in the studio shatters before J-5 makes contact with it. See more »

Quotes

Michael 'The Suit' Minelli: Now... where is the Blankman?
[he pours hot coffee onto Mr. Stone, who sits in a wheelchair]
Mr. Stone: Hey, Einstein. In case you haven't noticed, this isn't a boil on my ass. I'm paralyzed from the waist down. I can't feel a thing.
[Minelli slaps him in the face]
Mr. Stone: I felt that.
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Connections

Referenced in Last Action Hero (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Do Yo Wanna Get Down
Written by Michael Angelo Saulsberry & Phillip Johnson
Produced by Michael Angelo Saulsberry and Phillip Johnson for
Portrait Productions
Performed by Portrait
Courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc.
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Robin Givens provides the sexiness in "Blankman."
19 October 2011 | by brooksduane54See all my reviews

In "Blankman," Damon Wayans provides the laughs as a nerdy inventor who, through use of gadgets he's devised in his own home, becomes a costumed superhero who "heroically" rescues his hometown from corrupt influences. Yet it's Robin Givens as intrepid TV journalist Kimberly Jonz who gives said flick its charm and its sex appeal. As the reporter who breaks the story of Blankman and serves as the film's Lois Lane, she deftly employs her stylish beauty, her high-toned sexiness, and her stiletto-sharp intelligence to create an intensely desirable counterbalance to Wayans's out-there funniness. When Wayans, after having spent an evening with Robin's Kimberly, tells his ever-dubious brother, portrayed by David Alan Grier: "When she (Kimberly) stuck her tongue down my throat, it was only there a few minutes," a considerable part of us fiercely wishes that we could have been in his shoes. In sum, while Damon Wayans is undoubtedly the comedic center of "Blankman," Robin Givens, as the film's aforementioned ace reporter, proves once again that she is without question the queen of the black celebrity/entertainment world.


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