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Blankman (1994)

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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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Taglines:

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR | SDDS (8 channels)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Young Darryl and Kevin are both played by 'Damon Wayans (I)'' sons. See more »

Goofs

Water level inside lottery tank as the water is filling it. See more »

Quotes

Blankman: [searching for explosives in a bathroom] Did you find the bomb yet?
Other Guy: [emerges from a toilet stall] Not the one we're looking for.
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Connections

Spoofs Hard Copy (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Anyone Can Be A Hero
Written by Michael Jay & Greg Gerard
Produced by Arvel McClinton for III AM Entertainment
Performed by Lalah Hathaway
Courtesy of Virgin Records America, Inc.
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Truly better than when I last saw it
19 April 2007 | by Tenchi64589See all my reviews

The last time I saw this movie was at least a good nine years ago... years later, I find it just as funny as I did then.

How could you not enjoy this movie? It was actually enjoyable to watch Damon Wayans' character make all these far-out gadgets... some of which look totally outlandish, but actually make sense! Sure, the comedy may be a little too goofy for some, but in the end, it helps. This movie also helped me further my belief that if you get out there and do something about a problem, you'll be making a real difference in a world of indifference.

this movie is worthy of an 8 out of 10.


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