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Blankman (1994)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, 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 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 ... 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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Action | Comedy | Crime

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

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Trivia

Prior to this film, Damon Wayans had played a disabled superhero named Handi-Man on In Living Color (1990). See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Mr. Stone: Ratings give me a woody.
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Connections

Referenced in Kenan & Kel: Aww, Here It Goes to Hollywood: Part 2 (1999) See more »

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Batman Theme
Written by Neal Hefti
Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
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"Ugggh!! You mean I have to see her... thingie??!!"
27 July 1999 | by MarsmagusSee all my reviews

Damon Wayans cuts it up as a (Grand)Mama's Boy with dreams of being a crimefighting superhero. David Alan Grier dreams of busting out his Mack Daddy on the star reporter (Givens) at the TV station where he works as a cameraman. Sprinkle liberally with "The Return of Duckman" -- Jason Alexander in the guise of Grier's producer, and as caustic as the quack ever was -- and throw in lots of junk... but it's *great* junk. With his wringer-equipped, flashlight-eyed, wrist-remote-controlled 1950's era automatic washing machine robo-buddy J5, Blankman (Wayans) creates an aura of mystique and cobbled together super-gadgets that would make Batman wonder "Where did he get all that junk?" (see also "Spiculum of Life") while making his neighborhood safer for his children. Nevermind that he's still a virgin. A gloriously campy superhero gigglefest that will at some point touch the heart and mind of every kid (grown up and otherwise) who wanted to open a can of whoop-ass in snazzy duds with groovy toys, then retreat back to your secret Super-Do-Gooder Hideout. Plenty of physical comedy to keep you chuckling, tricks and traps ingenious enough to qualify as "Diabolical Disastrous Doom... will our heroes be back next week?". An excellent rental.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 August 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blankman 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:

$7,941,977

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,941,977
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR | SDDS (8 channels)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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