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Blind Date (1987)




Critic Consensus: Blind Date has all the ingredients for a successful madcap comedy, but the end results suggest director Blake Edwards has lost his once-reliable touch.

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Corporate workaholic Walter Davis (Bruce Willis) needs a date for an important business dinner. His brother fixes him up with beautiful Louisiana belle Nadia Gates (Kim Basinger). Unfortunately, Nadia's alcohol allergy so alters her personality that she leads Walter on a series of comic adventures culminating in the destruction of both the important dinner and his career. To make matters worse, Nadia's obsessive ex-boyfriend David (John Laroquette) continues to ineptly stalk them. About the point Nadia sobers up, Walter snaps and assaults David, landing himself in jail. David, a lawyer, uses this to his advantage. He arranges to have the charges against Walter dismissed in exchange for Nadia's hand in marriage. When Walter learns of Nadia's sacrifice, he designs a plan to save her from a fate worse than death. Blake Edwards of "Pink Panther" fame directs this adventurous romantic comedy. A tame beginning quickly gains humorous energy. The principle actors show good comic chemistry as do the supporting cast.

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Bruce Willis
as Walter Davis
Kim Basinger
as Nadia Gates
John Larroquette
as David Bedford
William Daniels
as Judge Harold Bedford
George Coe
as Harry Gruen
Mark Blum
as Denny Gordon
Phil Hartman
as Ted Davis
Stephanie Faracy
as Susie Davis
Alice Hirson
as Muriel Bedford
Graham Stark
as Jordan the Bedford Butler
Joyce Van Patten
as Nadia's Mother
Jeannie Elias
as Walter's Secretary
Georgann Johnson
as Mrs. Gruen
Sab Shimono
as Mr. Yakamoto
Momo Yashima
as Mrs. Yakamoto
Armin Shimerman
as French Waiter
Brian George
as Maitre d'
Ernest Harada
as Japenese Gardener
Barry Sobel
as Gas Station Attendant
Arlene Lorre
as Court Stenographer
Tim Stack
as Grant
Seth Isler
as Delivery Driver
Paul Carafotes
as Disco Dancer
Bob Ari
as Bailiff
Don Sparks
as Street Cop
Bill Marcus
as Street Cop
Mike Genovese
as Jail Officer
P. Randall Bowers
as Jail Officer
John Demy
as Jail Officer
Jon Smet
as Car Lot Customer
Noele De Saint Gall
as Guest At Wedding
Julia Jennings
as Big Blonde
Dick Durock
as Bouncer
Billy Vera
as Nightclub Band
Peter Bunetta
as Nightclub Band
Ricky Hirsch
as Nightclub Band
Darrell Leonard
as Nightclub Band
David Miner
as Nightclub Band
Mike Murphy
as Nightclub Band
Jerry Peterson
as Nightclub Band
Lonny Price
as Nightclub Band
Ron Viola
as Nightclub Band
Keith Robertson
as Nightclub Band
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Critic Reviews for Blind Date

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (3)

Comic possibilities are everywhere in Blind Date, and the tireless Mr. Edwards leaves none of them unexploited.

May 20, 2003

What this movie needs is Cybill Shepherd playing hard to get. Or anybody playing hard to get.

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…

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.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

There are pratfalls aplenty and enough animal antics to elicit a few giggles, but Willis and Basinger never quite bring the necessary spark to the roles and the film disappears as fast as a bag of popcorn.

November 8, 2016 | Full Review…

[Blu-ray Review] Increasingly contrived and longwinded at just 95 minutes, this is the kind of film that has been helmed with skill despite lackluster material.

January 8, 2014 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

A guilty pleasure from Willis and Bassinger's glory days!

July 29, 2007 | Rating: 3/5

Audience Reviews for Blind Date

One of the funniest films of the 80s, this comedy about a blind date going awry enjoys embarrassing situations for its protagonist and piles one after the other until you can't take it anymore. Director Edwards already delivered a similar film with his classic "What's up, doc", recycling a few of the ideas here, but still creating another riot of confusion, chaos and insane characters. The chemistry between Willis and Basinger is great and even though the film reeks of the 80s in every second, it's still fun to revisit over and over again.

Jens S.
Jens S.

Super Reviewer

In Blind Date, Walter Davis(Bruce Willis) goes on an arranged night-out,with Nadia Gates,(Kim Basinger), that starts off well but turns very, very ugly when alcohol gets into the mix. Don't worry though... this is a romantic comedy so you should be able to turn off your brain and watch the silliness unfold until you get to the happy ending. had a few laughs~!

 ♥Robyn  M♥
♥Robyn M♥

Super Reviewer

This is a pretty wild comedy romance adventure, I really liked it Willis and Basinger can be really funny when they want to. This movie is highly entertaining and I really like it.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

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