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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Darryl Walker
... Kevin Walker
... Kimberly Jonz
... Mayor Marvin Harris
... Grandma Walker
... Michael 'The Suit' Minelli
Nick Corello ... Sammy the Blade
... Mr. Stone
Harris Peet ... Commissioner Gains
... Tony the Match (as Joe Vassallo)
Michael Wayans ... Young Darryl
... Young Kevin
... Mr. Crudd
Frazer Smith ... Ned Beadie
... Bus Driver
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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

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

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19 August 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Blankman - Um Super-Herói Muito Atrapalhado  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,715,480, 21 August 1994

Gross USA:

$7,892,208
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

The window panes shatter before Blankman and Other Guy rappel through them. See more »

Quotes

Darryl Walker: [discussing Blankman] Kevin, this is my calling. I have to make the world a safer place for my children.
Kevin Walker: Your children? You've got to be with a *woman* first! You've got to knock some boots, man! You're a virgin.
Darryl Walker: No, I'm a gentleman.
Kevin Walker: Obviously this is what you need to do to work through Grandma's death. *But*... we're gonna do it my way.
Darryl Walker: Okay, Karate Man!
Kevin Walker: What?
Darryl Walker: That's your crimefighter name.
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Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 2 February 2016 (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Big Deep
Written by Steve Roll'n & DC the Brain Supreme
Produced by Steve Roll'n and DC the Brain Supreme for Tag Team Music, Inc.
Performed by Tag Team
Courtesy of Bellmark/Life Records
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Mildy Amusing
11 February 2010 | by See all my reviews

I found the character a bit annoying. The voice and the over the top awkwardness mostly.

On the bright side, the story was cute. Basically, a super hero parody, but on the light side. An event in the awkward and geeky Darrel's (sp?) life made him want to make a difference in the world. A lab accident led to a formula which made him somewhat indestructible.

Where the movie shined, was in some pretty good comic moments. The rorshach test was funny. There was a scene I am pretty sure was stolen from Live and Let Die, where the voodoo guy comes out of the ground. Just to name some.

There are better superhero movies. Some of the humor falls flat, or is cliché. The movie lacks focus at times, as another reviewer pointed out.

But if you want a mindless tribute to Batman (the campy TV version,) and like movie on the light hearted side, you might like this one. Very little mean humor, swearing, adult and potty humor, which in itself, is refreshing (I like that stuff from time to time, but I also like it when a movie makes do without it for a change of pace.)


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