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Blind Date (1987)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 27 March 1987 (USA)
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Walter Davis is a workaholic. His attention is all to his work and very little to his personal life or appearance. Now he needs a date to take to his company's business dinner with a new ... See full summary »

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Walter Davis is a workaholic. His attention is all to his work and very little to his personal life or appearance. Now he needs a date to take to his company's business dinner with a new important Japanese client. His brother sets him up with his wife's cousin Nadia, who is new in town and wants to socialize, but he was warned that if she gets drunk, she loses control and becomes wild. How will the date turn out - especially when they encounter Nadia's ex-boyfriend David? Written by Sami Al-Taher <staher2000@yahoo.com>

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A date with her is every man's dream come true. And with dreams like her - who needs nightmares? See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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27 March 1987 (USA)  »

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Blake Edwards' Blind Date  »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

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$39,321,715 (USA)
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The amount of money needed for bail was US $10,000. See more »

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While Walter is being booked at the police station, there is a long blood stain visible running down his shirt. By the time he's released, the blood is gone. See more »

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Nadia Gates: [inspects painting] Oh! This looks Japanese. "Master and Concubines"?
Walter Davis: It's Yakamoto!
Nadia Gates: What is?
Walter Davis: No, no, the reason for this big business dinner tonight is this Japanese industrialist new client of ours. He's old world Japanese and he's got a wife that's more like a slave and he keeps concubines!
Nadia Gates: You gotta be kidding me.
Walter Davis: No, no, his wife knows all about it. It's "traditional" or something.
Nadia Gates: Tell me something, Walter: Are you into those kind of "traditions"?
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Walter Davis: [chuckles] No, I'm actually a ...
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Great Performance from many cast members
17 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this film for the first time last night and I thought it was really funny and the performances were very good overall. (I missed it when it was released because it I was unemployed when it was released theatrically.) This film was panned by writers left and right and I'm really sorry that I took their word and didn't check it out for myself. Excellent comedic set-ups by director Edwards. It has terrific performances by Willis and Basinger. They have great on-screen chemistry and both handled the physicality of their roles in an outstanding manner. I hope that this movie gets rediscovered someday in the future. There appears that there was some heavy handed editing, because the cause and effect of the supporting characters behaviors isn't spelled out with some of the supporting cast.


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