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Joe and Mary have been living together in Manhattan for six years. Joe is an actor, who has no agent and no thesping credits, but whose ambitions are very high. He works as a waiter at a ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Modine ... Joe
Catherine Keener ... Mary
Daryl Hannah ... Kelly
Maxwell Caulfield ... Bob
Elizabeth Berkley ... Tina
Marlo Thomas ... Blair
Bridgette Wilson-Sampras ... Sahara (as Bridgette Wilson)
Buck Henry ... Dr. Leuter
Christopher Lloyd ... Ernst
Kathleen Turner ... Dee Dee Taylor
Denis Leary ... Doug
Beatrice Winde Beatrice Winde ... Wilma
Schecter Lee Schecter Lee ... Chang
John Tormey ... Harassing Man
Wayne Parent Wayne Parent ... Blair's Assistant
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Storyline

Joe and Mary have been living together in Manhattan for six years. Joe is an actor, who has no agent and no thesping credits, but whose ambitions are very high. He works as a waiter at a cafe. Mary works as a make-up stylist for hot fashion photographer Blair, and she pays most of the pair's bills. Joe finally lowers his standards and accepts a degrading bit in a Madonna video, while his friend and co-waiter Bob gets a high-paying job on a soap opera opposite siren Kelly. Written by Anonymous

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What you see isn't always what you get.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

27 February 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Verdadeira Loura See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$83,488, 1 March 1998, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$247,745, 15 March 1998
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Matthew Modine's character gets excited when he hears a message left on his machine from who he believes to be Madonna about a possible acting gig. In real life, Madonna's 1985 video for the song Crazy For You includes footage of Matthew Modine from the movie Vision Quest. See more »

Goofs

When Bob tells Ernst that he and Joe are not gay, a microphone appears from above. See more »

Quotes

Blair: [photographer arriving on set] Morning, ladies.
[hurrying them up]
Blair: Ten minutes.
Sahara: [model, in front of mirror, being prepped, waving] Morning.
Blair: [to all personnel] Let's go!
Sahara: [to make-up artist] I don't know, Mary, I'm sort of giving up on the whole human race.
Mary: Why, honey, what's the matter?
Sahara: Everybody is so superficial.
Mary: Uh.
Sahara: Yeah, I am sick of it. I am sick of all this superficial bullshit.
[...]
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Crazy Credits

A big wet one to SNIFFY MELONHEAD At D.W.M. Bulldozers See more »

Connections

References Primal Fear (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Hanky Panky
Performed by Madonna
Written by Madonna and Patrick Leonard
Courtesy of Sire Records by arrangement with Warner Special Products
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A Comic Gem!
5 October 2002 | by writerwoman1auSee all my reviews

I rented 'The Real Blonde' on video at the same time that I rented 'The Curse of the Jade Scorpion', because my favourite actress (Elizabeth Berkley) is in both and I wished to have a quiet afternoon in watching two of my favourite screen star's movies. 'The Real Blonde' was not only funny, it was well-scripted, well-acted and well... great!

The cast all did an absolutely fine job of bringing their characters to life, despite the fact that some didn't get a lot of screen time. Honestly, I had no idea that Bridgette Wilson could be so funny! I've only ever seen her on TV a few times, and she didn't really strike a huge chord with me there. But in 'The Real Blonde'... wow! Kathleen Turner, Daryl Hannah, Christopher Lloyd and my favourite, Elizabeth Berkley, are nothing short of hilarious as well. The satire was excellent and the ending was practically inspired. Great!

Does anyone happen to know the title of the song that was played in the Madonna video scene? That song was goofy. I liked it! :)


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