Blankman (1994)




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Are you ready for a new kind of superhero -- a thirty-something virgin in long underwear? Darryl Walker (Damon Wayans) is a bright but socially inept man with a gift for inventing things but little skill for functioning in the real world. His brother Kevin (David Alan Grier) works on a low-class tabloid news show featuring beautiful anchorwoman Kimberley Jonz (Robin Givens), whom he secretly loves. The Walkers live in Metro City, Illinois, a city that's been hit with a massive crime wave after the mayor is kidnapped by gangsters. After his grandmother is killed, Darryl builds a collection of crime-fighting robots from household junk, invents bullet-proof long underwear (made from his grandmother's old housecoat), and becomes Metro City's newest crime fighter, Blankman. Blankman's escapades put fear into the heart of mob boss Michael Minelli (Jon Polito), and when Kevin turns out to have an inside track on Blankman's activities, it brings him closer to Kimberley. But how long can a superhero with no superpowers last against the forces of organized crime? Damon Wayans wrote the original story for Blankman as well as co-writing the screenplay and playing the title role, which was based in part on his "Handi-Man" character from the TV comedy series In Living Color. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
PG-13 (for off-color humor)
Action & Adventure , Comedy
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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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Damon Wayans
as Darryl
Robin Givens
as Kimberly
Christopher Lawford
as Mayor Harris
Lynne Thigpen
as Grandma
Jon Polito
as Minelli
Nicky Corello
as Sammy the Blade
Harris Peet
as Commissioner Gains
Joe Vassallo
as Tony the Match
Michael Wayans
as Young Darryl
Frazer Smith
as Ned Beadie
Mark Schiff
as Bus Driver
Gerry Black
as Desk Sergeant
Mike Binder
as Dr. Victor Norris
Simone Brooks
as Crying Girl
June Christopher
as Pregnant Woman
Brad Lafave
as The Reporter
Cara Mia Wayans
as Little Girl
Chris Williams (XII)
as Production Manager
Mark Burton
as Harris' Assistant
Greg Kinnear
as Talk Show Host
Tony Cox
as Midgetman
Kevin West
as Gay Man
Yvette Wilson
as Fat Girl
Benjamin Gates Jr.
as TV Broadcaster
Dwayne L. Barnes
as McDonald's Customer
Marty Schiff
as Liquor Store Owner
Conroy Gedeon
as New Mayor
Campion Murphy
as Policeman
Michael Ramirez
as Policeman
Shûko Akune
as Campaign Worker
Gordon McClure
as Man of God
Andy Flaster
as Onlooker
Richard Bonner
as Harris' Assistant
Jesse Felsot
as Concerned Teenager
Theodore S. Maier
as Bank Guard
Michael Marloe
as Scuzzy Bum
Arsenio Hall
as Himself
Tatiana Saunders
as Onlooker
Leonard Willis
as Street Kid
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Critic Reviews for Blankman

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (3)

Blankman plays it light and silly but not so broadly that the movie collapses into chaos.

May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

Wayans's attempt to take a bite out of crime doesn't really work. In fact, he's shooting a blank.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Washington Post
Top Critic

The title Blankman should be warning enough: There's nothing here.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Sort of inspired, but really lame, superhero premise.

January 1, 2008

This isn't the worst superhero parody ever created, it's just one of them.

April 10, 2003
Juicy Cerebellum

Blankman's use of the cheesy effects from the Batman TV show, including Polito trying to imitate The Penguin, was initially a good idea but the execution is simply horrible and this is what winds up ruining the film.

Full Review… | March 11, 2003
Austin Chronicle

Audience Reviews for Blankman

An unfortunately unfunny, unlikable, uninteresting, uninspiring, unbelievable bad film that makes me sad due to the talent behind the camera.

Logan Gossett
Logan Gossett

Super Reviewer

Love Damon Wayans, but this was terrible.

Tim Salmons
Tim Salmons

Super Reviewer

A cheapass mindless Superhero flick - which I rather enjoyed. Funny stuff. Damon rocks!

Lafe Fredbjornson
Lafe Fredbjornson

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