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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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Look, there on the ground, it's a nerd, he's insane, it's... 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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Did You Know?

Trivia

In the movie Last Action Hero (1993), 'Damon Wayans (I)' can be seen wearing a Blankman hat at the premiere of Jack Slater IV. See more »

Goofs

The TV screen on the Blankmobile doesn't match the tracks. 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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Connections

Referenced in Robot Chicken: Casablankman (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Do You Like It Baby
Written by Domingo & Gerald 'G-Bomb' Baillergeau
Produced by Gerald 'G-Bomb' Baillergeau for Grand Jury Productions
Co-produced by Domino
Performed by Domino
Courtesy of Outburst Records
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Utterly Bizarre
29 May 2002 | by m.cordellSee all my reviews

Seriously - this is one of the most bizarre films I have ever seen. What does it want to be? A super hero pastiche? Race issues comedy? Surreal wack-fun? Not sure how favourably it can be compared to other flicks such as Meteor Man or Brother From Another Planet. There are some pretty original jokes and situations, and some very unsubtle moments which still work. it held my interest for a while, but the tone seemed all over the place. Still it has Jason (George from Seinfeld, Duckman) in it.


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