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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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$18,000,000 (estimated)

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$39,321,715 (USA)
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Contributing to the musical background of Blind Date (1987) was Billy Vera, a Los Angeles musician, fronting his group, "Billy and the Beaters" [Billy Vera and The Beaters], whose single "At This Moment" had recently gone to No. #1 on the pop charts. They are heard in a disco sequence performing "Let You Get Away," "Oh, What a Nite", and "Anybody Seen Her?". Moreover, Stanley Jordan, a popular guitarist noted for his unique technique, appears in a recording studio scene early in the film. See more »

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At the party scene where Walter gets drunk, he states that the Lakers are tied 106-106 in overtime. Seconds later, as he makes a 'last second shot' with a grape, he says the Lakers are down by one. See more »

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Walter Davis: New car?
Ted Davis: [very smug from behind his sunglasses] Yes...
Walter Davis: [leans forward and vomits in car] Uuuuugggghhhhhh!
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Blake Edwards at his best!
19 October 2002 | by (Virginia, U.S.) – See all my reviews

I've always loved Blake Edwards films and although this may not have been regarded as his best work, I feel it was highly underrated. Though thoroughly implausible in many ways, I have to say that this movie made me laugh harder than any movie I've ever seen. My sides literally hurt after watching it. Although I've only seen it a few times since it came out because none of the networks other than FX ever show it. Why I don't know because it's really great!!

The main reason I'd have to say was John Laroquette as Nadia's psychotic ex-boyfriend. I was cracking up in every single scene he was in with his standard line (I'll kill you). His physical comedy is totally brilliant. I don't know why he didn't end up with a film career of his own. But my favorite scene has to be at the end when Nadia sees David hanging from the balcony of the house and squeals as they both dive into the pool and meet at the bottom in a kiss as they come up for air, with David yelling; "Nadia, get your mouth off of him"!!

The movie is flawed in places though. What are the odds that a house moving company would be moving a house at the exact moment that Nadia decides to knock on the door. And it is never explained why Walter is facing 2 years in prison for his night on the town, yet David completely escapes any legal obligations for plowing his car into 3 seperate businesses.

Kim Basinger and Bruce Willis were great as well. Though I didn't understand why they dyed her gorgeous blonde hair brown. Maybe because her image was supposed to be that of a sweet girl looking for love and Edwards thought she'd look too much the vamp and would lack credibility without the dye job. It's also a good chance to see the late Phil Hartman early in his career. I also loved the love song played at the end by Gary Morris and Jennifer Warnes.

All in all, a fun ride from beginning to end. If you haven't seen it yet, go out and rent it now. You won't be disapointed, it's a 10+++!


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