Blind Date
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Blind Date

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Director: Blake Edwards

Cast: Blake Edwards, Bruce Willis, Kim Basinger, John Larroquette

     
 

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When speaking of Laurel and Hardy's first feature film Pardon Us, Stan Laurel described it as "a three-story building on a one-story base"-in other words, a 2-reeler stretched and bloated into 6 reels. Much the same could be said of Blake Edwards's Blind Date, though one wonders if Stan Laurel could have even gotten two reels out of its wafer-thinSee more details below

Overview

When speaking of Laurel and Hardy's first feature film Pardon Us, Stan Laurel described it as "a three-story building on a one-story base"-in other words, a 2-reeler stretched and bloated into 6 reels. Much the same could be said of Blake Edwards's Blind Date, though one wonders if Stan Laurel could have even gotten two reels out of its wafer-thin premise. At the outset, yuppie Bruce Willis is warned not to let his blind date, southern belle Kim Basinger, drink anything stronger than lemonade. So what does Willis do the first chance he gets? That's right, kids; he plies poor Basinger with champagne. And then he wonders why his life rapidly goes to hell in a handbasket. In his first starring movie role, Bruce Willis manages to find all sorts of nuances in his one-note role, while Kim Basinger is very funny when she's blotto-at least, for the first five minutes or so. John Laroquette costars as a character straight out of a 1920s bedroom farce; he's also pretty good, even though his dialogue is numbingly unamusing. Blake Edwards is famous for his ability to make a lot out of a little...but there has to be a limit somewhere.

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Product Details

Release Date:
12/07/2010
UPC:
0014381682021
Original Release:
1987
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Image Entertainment
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:35:00
Sales rank:
4,552

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bruce Willis Walter Davis
Kim Basinger Nadia Gates
John Larroquette David Bedford
William Daniels Judge Harold Bedford
George Coe Harry Gruen
Phil Hartman Ted Davis
Joyce Van Patten Nadia's Mother
Mark Blum Denny Gordon
Stephanie Faracy Susie Davis
Alice Hirson Muriel Bedford
Noele De Saint Gall Guest At Wedding
Mike Murphy [Billy Vera And The Beaters]
Lonny Price [Billy Vera And The Beaters]
Graham Stark Jordan the Bedford Butler
Jeannie Elias Walter's Secretary
Sacerdo Tanney Minister
Georgann Johnson Mrs. Gruen
Sab Shimono Mr. Yakamoto
Momo Yashima Mrs. Yakamoto
Armin Shimerman French Waiter
Brian George Maitre d'
Ernest Harada Japanese Gardener
Emma Walton Mugger
Elaine Wilkes Mugger
Susan Lentini Mugger
Barry Sobel Gas Station Attendant
Arlene Lorre Court Stenographer
Tim Stack Grant
Diana Bellamy Maid
Seth Isler Delivery Driver
Paul Carafotes Disco Dancer
Bob Ari Bailiff
Don Sparks Street Cop
Bill Marcus Street Cop
P. Randall Bowers Jail Officer
John Demy Jail Officer
Jon Smet Car Lot Customer
Julia Jennings Big Blonde
Dick Durock Bouncer
Stanley Jordan Himself
Billy Vera Himself
Jack Gwyllim Artist
Mike Genovese Jail Officer

Technical Credits
Blake Edwards Director,Screenwriter
Tony Adams Producer
Carl Biddiscombe Set Decoration/Design
Tom Bocci Musical Direction/Supervision
Russell L. Brown Songwriter
Larry A. Brown Songwriter
Marie Bunel Musical Direction/Supervision
Trish Caroselli Associate Producer
Leslie Dixon Screenwriter
Roy Downey Special Effects
Joe Dunne Stunts
Michael Alan Eddy Screenwriter
Gary Hendler Executive Producer
Stanley Jordan Songwriter
Nancy Klopper Casting
Jonathan D. Krane Executive Producer
Keith L'neire Songwriter
Dale Launer Screenwriter
Norman T. Leavitt Makeup
Alan Levine Production Manager
Henry Mancini Score Composer,Songwriter
Rodger Maus Production Designer
Mickey McCardle Asst. Director
George Merrill Songwriter
Robert Pergament Editor
David Permut Producer
William Randall Sound/Sound Designer
Tom Ropelewski Screenwriter
Shannon Rubicam Songwriter
Rick Sharp Makeup
Peter Smith Art Director
Harry Stradling Cinematographer
Tracy Tynan Costumes/Costume Designer
Billy Vera Songwriter

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Start [2:46]
2. Back at the Office [2:41]
3. A Word of Caution [4:50]
4. Caveat [1:48]
5. Walter Meets Nadia [1:44]
6. The Art Exhibit [3:08]
7. David [1:49]
8. Stanley Jordan [4:11]
9. The Yakamoto Dinner [6:38]
10. Nadia & Mrs. Yakamoto [3:08]
11. A Little Car Trouble [5:41]
12. Freda & Freddie's Discoteque [4:36]
13. Disco Brawl [3:02]
14. What Else Could Happen? [2:55]
15. Nadia Sobers Up [2:24]
16. Party at Elm & E. Hill [2:40]
17. "Moonwalk!" [2:21]
18. Booked & Released [3:13]
19. 7:30 A.M. Wake-Up Call [3:58]
20. Barter for Services [2:02]
21. Walter's Hearing [8:18]
22. Rambo [3:32]
23. That Night [4:44]
24. Moondog [:41]
25. Special Delivery [2:15]
26. The Wedding Ceremony [3:08]
27. Nadia's Dilemma [2:20]
28. A Happy Ending [4:21]
1. Start [2:46]
2. Back at the Office [2:41]
3. A Word of Caution [4:50]
4. Caveat [1:48]
5. Walter Meets Nadia [1:44]
6. The Art Exhibit [3:08]
7. David [1:49]
8. Stanley Jordan [4:11]
9. The Yakamoto Dinner [6:38]
10. Nadia & Mrs. Yakamoto [3:08]
11. A Little Car Trouble [5:41]
12. Freda & Freddie's Discoteque [4:36]
13. Disco Brawl [3:02]
14. What Else Could Happen? [2:55]
15. Nadia Sobers Up [2:24]
16. Party at Elm & E. Hill [2:40]
17. "Moonwalk!" [2:21]
18. Booked & Released [3:13]
19. 7:30 A.M. Wake-Up Call [3:58]
20. Barter for Services [2:02]
21. Walter's Hearing [8:18]
22. Rambo [3:32]
23. That Night [4:44]
24. Moondog [:41]
25. Special Delivery [2:15]
26. The Wedding Ceremony [3:08]
27. Nadia's Dilemma [2:20]
28. A Happy Ending [4:21]

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