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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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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR | SDDS (8 channels)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

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

Spoofs Hard Copy (1989) 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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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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