Blind Date

1987

Blind Date

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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.

Cast

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 (II)
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) | Fresh (5) | Rotten (19)

  • 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.

    Jan 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.

    Jan 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.

    Nov 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.

    Jan 8, 2014 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • A guilty pleasure from Willis and Bassinger's glory days!

    Jul 29, 2007 | Rating: 3/5

Audience Reviews for Blind Date

  • Nov 01, 2019
    A Blake Edwards comedy from the ground up - which is to say that it's steeped in silent movie comedy tradition - it is never heavy, always light, and not to be taken too seriously. And therein is its crime. But is it a crime not to be taken too seriously? I don't think so. An admirable cast delivers the goods with style.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Feb 05, 2011
    "Blind Date" is a very funny slapstick comedy starring Bruce Willis as Walter Davis, a hard working guy who needs a date to impress a Japanese client. His brother sets him up with Nadia Gates, (played by Kim Basinger). He gives him one word of warning about Nadia: don't let her get drunk, or she'll lose control. Things seem to be progressing nicely until Nadia's psychotic ex boy-friend David (John Larroquette) shows up hell bent on destroying Willis. Things get even more complicated when despite warnings not to get her drunk, Walter buys her champagne causing a night of slap-stick heavy consequences and Walter finds his whole life crashing down on him.
    Deb S Super Reviewer
  • Feb 05, 2011
    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 Super Reviewer
  • Sep 06, 2010
    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 Super Reviewer

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