However, if Dice had taken the film, he would never have performed for the agent that saw him, and would eventually sign him to play two sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden in 1990. Among the good things are a batty performance by , as Basinger's insanely jealous former fiancee, and a completely new twist on a car chase scene. At the outset, yuppie Bruce Willis is warned not to let his blind date, southern belle Kim Basinger, drink anything stronger than lemonade. His attention is all to his work and very little to his personal life or appearance. One glass of Champagne and she's chewing on his lips.
Walter: Please dont let this man help me. Davis would you mind explaning this? The film earned mostly negative reviews from critics, but was a financial success and opened at number one at the box office in 1987. Davis Your honor Judge Bedford: I was speaking to Mr. Lucky 1959 and Peter Gunn 1958. Two glasses and she's shouting across crowded restaurants and ripping the pockets off of men's suits. Selznick, the building became familiar to millions of moviegoers as the logo on Selznick films. Blind Date is about a bachelor Walter Davis Bruce Willis who is set up with his sister-in-law's pretty cousin, Nadia Gates Kim Basinger , a seemingly average blind date turns into a chaotic night on the town.
Is the movie worth seeing? And with dreams like her - who needs nightmares? So what does Willis do the first chance he gets? Rarely, for example, has an entire house been moved for less comic effect than in this movie. Walter Davis Bruce Willis agrees to go on a blind date with a woman named Nadia Gates Kim Basinger at the suggestion of his brother, Ted Davis Phil Hartman. Blind Date is a comedy about a man and a woman who go on a disastrous first date. Director Blake Edwards takes a sitcom sketch and blows it up into a witless feature film that relies on pratfalls and slapstick. Their blind date is organized by Willis' brother who sets him up with his wife's cousin who is new in town and wants to go out and socialize, but Willis is warned that if she gets intoxicated, she can lose control and go absolutely wild. After Blind Date 1987 , Edwards made a picture called Sunset 1988 , a comedy about the fictional adventures of Wyatt Earp and silent screen cowboy actor Tom Mix in Hollywood, which also starred Bruce Willis from Blind Date 1987. Lawyer: Sorry I'm Late Judge Bedford: Uh Mr.
Things quickly deteriorate as Nadia quickly gets very drunk and begins acting like a lunatic. Walter Davis Bruce Willis is a prosaic paper-shuffler whose only ambition is to climb the corporate ladder. The music is pretty good and i'm guessing since it's charged so high than it must be pretty sought after. . He works all night on a big presentation, and then needs a date to take to the company dinner in honor of a visiting Japanese businessman. If the movie lacks a strong human core that we can care about - the sort of core and have created with Edwards - it does have a lot of funny stuff going on.
At the time of Blind Date 1987 , Mancini's music for Edwards' films had resulted in twelve Academy Award nominations, four of which won Oscars. This is the kind of movie that serves as a reminder that comedy is agonizingly difficult when it works, and even more trouble when it doesn't. Walter's brother, Ted Phil Hartman , tells him not to let Nadia drink alcohol, but he dismisses the warning, and her behavior gets increasingly wild. And then he wonders why his life rapidly goes to hell in a handbasket. The screenplay was rewritten and the draft was given to Edwards. Several key interiors were filmed at Blake Edwards Entertainment corporate headquarters, Laird Studios in Culver City.
It was originally built back in the silent screen era by director Thomas H. The movie was re cast with Willis and Basinger at the last minute unfortunately that is prob why the film failed as the chemistry between the leads was off beat. Although Edwards had at the time been housed there since 1983 for around four years, Laird, had been renamed the Culver Studios, and was actually one of the oldest and most famous of Hollywood's studios. Gruen as Street Cop as Delivery Driver as Court Stenographer as Jail Officer as French Waiter as Gas Station Attendant as Maid as Street Cop as Mr. Blake Edwards is famous for his ability to make a lot out of a little.
Advertisement His brother fixes him up with Nadia Gates. At the outset, yuppie is warned not to let his blind date, southern belle , drink anything stronger than lemonade. The characters, alas, are the problem. The movie was originally intended for the recently married at the time Madonna and Sean Penn, but both backed out after the project failed to attract a director. He agreed to direct if only he be allowed rewrite that draft and the studio agreed. Ince, the man who introduced William S.
Hart, the famous cowboy star, to films. Her hair is always in her eyes, and her eyes are her best feature. On the more upscale side, Blake Edwards made good use of the Los Angeles environs region's luxurious mansions, particularly the one once occupied by Baron Hilton, the founder of the worldwide Hilton Hotel chain. For one thing, she becomes volatile after she drinks alcohol. At that point, Penn dropped out and Madonna met with Edwards and she dropped out as well. Moreover, Stanley Jordan, a popular guitarist noted for his unique technique, appears in a recording studio scene early in the film.
A southerner by birth, he designed his administration building as a replica of an ante-bellum southern mansion. She apparently has the stuff to be a comedian, but Edwards handles her too arbitrarily. Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use40 Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 106 and 106A, the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching including multiple copies for classroom use , scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright. She is always just exactly as drunk - or as sober - as the plot requires, and that's a mistake. But when I was laughing, I was genuinely laughing - there are some absolutely inspired moments. The movie currently holds a 21% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 24 reviews.
So what does do the first chance he gets? Much the same could be said of Blake Edwards's Blake Edwards, though one wonders if Stan Laurel could have even gotten two reels out of its wafer-thin premise. And then he wonders why his life rapidly goes to hell in a handbasket. For multi-Academy Award-winning composer Henry Mancini, Blind Date 1987 was his 24th motion picture collaboration with Edwards. Blind Date is a 1987 romantic comedy film, directed by Blake Edwards and starring Bruce Willis in his first ever leading film role and Kim Basinger From 8 Mile, and Batman 1989. Walter tries to put on a happy face as the evening spirals out of control, but he begins to wonder if this deal is salvageable. I'm a little surprised that nobody has uploaded the full complete soundtrack online.