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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

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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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Dolby SR | SDDS (8 channels)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Greg Kinnear's feature film debut. See more »

Goofs

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

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Mr. Stone: Ratings give me a woody.
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References Airplane! (1980) See more »

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Mildy Amusing
11 February 2010 | by imdb-21622See 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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