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Born Yesterday (1993)

PG | | Comedy, Romance | 26 March 1993 (USA)
A businessman comes to Washington with his ex Vegas showgirl girlfriend, and after some embarrassments, he hires a reporter as tutor to smarten her up. She turns out to be smart, sucks up knowledge and questions things. Trouble?

Director:

Luis Mandoki

Writers:

Garson Kanin (play), Douglas McGrath (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Melanie Griffith ... Billie Dawn
John Goodman ... Harry Brock
Don Johnson ... Paul Verrall
Edward Herrmann ... Ed Devery
Max Perlich ... JJ
Michael Ensign ... Phillipe
Benjamin C. Bradlee ... Alex Duffee, Sect. of the Navy
Sally Quinn ... Beatrice Duffee
William Frankfather ... Sen. Kelley
Fred Dalton Thompson ... Sen. Hedges
Celeste Yarnall ... Mrs. Hedges
Nora Dunn ... Cynthia Schreiber, NPR Talk Show Host
Meg Wittner ... Mrs. Kelley
William Forward ... Sen. Duker
Mary Gordon Murray Mary Gordon Murray ... Bindy Duker
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Storyline

A businessman shows up in Washington to lobby agendas that are friendly to his construction plans. His ditsy ex-showgirl bimbo proves to be an embarrassment in social situations, so he hires a reporter to teach her how to appear more intelligent. Soon it becomes apparent to the reporter that she isn't so stupid after all, and things become more complicated as she begins questioning the papers her sugar daddy keeps getting her to sign, and the reporter begins falling in love with her. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language and a scene of abusive behavior | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 March 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nacida ayer See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,911,343, 28 March 1993

Gross USA:

$17,952,857

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,952,857
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Judy Holliday won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the original Born Yesterday (1950). In contrast, Melanie Griffith, who plays Billie Dawn in this remake, was nominated for the Razzie Award for Worst Actress. She failed to win, however. See more »

Goofs

Stage man quickly hides behind curtain in apartment on the left side of the screen. See more »

Quotes

Paul: Maybe we haven't gotten to our time yet.
Billie: No, we did. And you just dropped the ball.
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Soundtracks

TEACH ME TONIGHT
Written by Sammy Cahn and Gene de Paul
Performed by Stevie Wonder
Courtesy of Motown Record Company, L.P.
By Arrangement with PolyGram Special Markets
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Why bother to remake an all time classic.
22 July 2001 | by MIKE-WILSON6See all my reviews

Born Yesterday (1950) is one of funniest films ever made. This

version has Melanie Griffith attempting the impossible,trying to

recreate the role that won Judy Holiday a best actress Oscar. Although Griffith tries hard, she is no match for Holiday, and Don

Johnson is certainly no substitute for William Holden. The only one

of the cast who comes close to the original, is John Goodman. For anybody that doesn't know the story outline, Harry Block,(John

Goodman ) a crooked junk tycoon hires a journalist Paul Verrall

(Don Johnson ) to teach his girlfriend Billie Dawn, some social

skills, as she is unused the high society life of the Washington

elite. In a choice between the two, watch the original.


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