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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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Trivia

This was the first of two movies in about five years where actress Kim Basinger portrayed a character who underwent a dramatic personality change after drinking alcohol. The second film would be in Phil Joanou's Final Analysis (1992). 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 »

Quotes

Nadia Gates: I don't like you. I certainly do not love you. Do we have to have sex?
David Bedford: Oh yes...
Nadia Gates: Okay but no kissing.
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Referenced in Psych: Office Space (2013) See more »

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Simply Meant to Be
Written by Henry Mancini, George Merrill and Shannon Rubicam
Performed by Gary Morris and Jennifer Warnes
Gary Morris courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
Jennifer Warnes courtesy of Cypress Records
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I never understood why this film was criticised so much
26 November 2005 | by See all my reviews

I saw this film when it first came out and I laughed out loud at quite a few scenes and thoroughly enjoyed it. Both Bruce Willis and Kim Basinger are excellent and there was obvious comic chemistry between them. There also plenty of great lines and performances from the supporting cast too, especially from John Larroquette (Basinger's psychotically obsessed erstwhile boyfriend). It was a complete mystery to me why it was so panned on release, but reading some of the comments here I am glad to see that this minor gem is finally getting the recognition it deserves. All I'll add is: dobermans, golf balls, moonwalking and an abject lesson in why you should never get your new girlfriend drunk.


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