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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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Fighting crime on a budget. Fighting crime in his underwear. The world's biggest nerd is about to become its newest hero! See more »

Genres:

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

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,715,480, 21 August 1994

Gross USA:

$7,892,208
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR | SDDS (8 channels)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Film debut of 'Damon Wayans Jr(I)'. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Kimberly Jonz: Is that a purse snatcher? That's a job for Blankman.
Darryl Walker: You mean you knew?
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Connections

References The Green Hornet (1966) See more »

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Here He Comes
Written by Big House & G-Wiz
Produced by Gerald 'G-Bomb' Baillergeau for Grand Jury Productions
Performed by G-Wiz, rap by Big House
G-Wiz Courtesy of Grand Jury/Interscope Records
Big House Courtesy of Grand Jury Records
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17 March 2006 | by darkmanishere990See all my reviews

This movie is great! I have always thought Damon Wayans was a funny guy. (I thought he was awesome in "Celtic Pride.") However, I saw this movie on HBO not that long ago and wasn't expecting much. I was wrong and basically it is VERY funny. It has all different kinds of humor. Maybe it is because I am a huge Batman fan at heart, however the main character was very likable. (Yet you didn't feel bad when you laughed at him for being a wimp.) He literally did "scream like a Susie." Jason Alexander (It kind of does not look like him at first) does an excellent job also. I really wish they would make a follow up film. The movie also connected very well. So many comedies today go for a cheap laugh and don't worry much about making the story come together. Blankman did an awesome job at staying funny the entire length of the movie and also making the story come together. He is to date the only super hero who is a "strong wimp." It is a great movie for someone looking for some great laughs. This movie is very under-rated (I think) and totally deserves more good reviews. Totally worth the time to watch or rent. (I am buying myself a DVD copy to enjoy over and over again.) Thank you Blankman. R.I.P. J5! :)


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