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When speaking of Laurel and Hardy's first feature film Hardy, 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 Blake Edwards, 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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:March 27, 1987

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

Crew

Blake Edwards
Director
Tony Adams
Producer
David Permut
Producer
Tom Ropelewski
Screenwriter
Dale Launer
Screenwriter
Blake Edwards
Screenwriter
Michael Alan Eddy
Screenwriter
Leslie Dixon
Screenwriter
Harry Stradling, Jr.
Cinematographer
Shannon Rubicam
Songwriter
George Merrill
Songwriter
Marie Bunel
Musical Direction/Supervision
Keith L'neire
Songwriter
Stanley Jordan
Songwriter
Tom Bocci
Musical Direction/Supervision
Billy Vera
Songwriter
Henry Mancini
Songwriter
Henry Mancini
Composer (Music Score)
Rodger Maus
Production Designer
Trish Caroselli
Associate Producer
Jonathan D. Krane
Executive Producer
Gary Hendler
Executive Producer
Carl Biddiscombe
Set Designer
Tracy Tynan
Costume Designer
Roy Downey
Special Effects
Mickey McCardle
First Assistant Director
Joe Dunne
Stunts
Alan Levine
Production Manager
Nancy Klopper
Casting
Joe Dunne
Second Unit Director
David Permut
Co-Executive Producer
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