Blankman (Bilingual) [Import]
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Darryl and Kevin Walker (Damon Wayons and David Alan Grier) have lived in the rough part of town with their grandma since they were kids. As boys they’d run around the apartment with towels tied around their necks, aping Batman and Robin. Now, grown up, Kevin works at the TV station doing over-the-top news stories about aliens while Darryl works as a repairman and has a knack for inventing. After their grandma is killed along with several others while working to support the campaign of a wholesome, upcoming mayor, Darryl vows to make a difference in his city and invents bulletproof long johns, transforming himself into Blankman. He even makes a costume for his brother . . . who quickly refuses to join him. Taking cues from the campy 1960s Batman series, Blankman sets out to help others and uses this super alterego to work through his grandmother’s death. Meanwhile, Kevin lets Darryl go about his crimefighting business since he’s busy trying to woo beautiful reporter Kimberly Jonz (Robin Givens), who does real news stories several floors above him. Of course, tensions rise as Kimberly seems to have a thing for Blankman and admires the superhero’s heroic efforts.
Eventually, Kevin learns who was behind their grandmother’s death: the city’s crime boss, Michael Minelli (Jon Polito). This time, Kevin asks to join Darryl on his crusade and since Darryl is the every-faithful brother, he produces the outfit Kevin rejected and Kevin becomes Other Guy, Blankman’s side kick. The two take it upon themselves to hunt down Minelli and bring him to justice, making him pay for what he did once and for all.
Blankman is superhero comedy at its finest.Read more ›
Directed by Mike Binder (Indian Summer) made a goofy light comedy thanks to Damon Wayans-(TV's My Wife and Kids) Dumb Enjoyable Performabce as the Title Role. Robin Givens (Boomerang) plays the Reporter, who has affections of Wayans. The Film was a Box Office Flop in Theaters but Is more Enjoy on Video than it Did in Theaters. It's a Not-Bad Superhero Spoof Suffers from Too Much Language for Kids and Not enough Laughs for Adults. The Film may be Forgotten but It's Still Enjoyable One. Grade:B.
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Not the most entertaining film nor the most hilarious but it does have some funny laughs in it. A few and too far between.Published 19 months ago by Ray Keeper Jr
i loved this i remember watching it when i was a kid brings back good memoriesPublished on Aug. 8 2009 by E. Silcoff
This movie is funny including Damon Wayans, and David Alan Grier. They should have been known as a best team, including that David Alan Grier should be named... Read morePublished on Sept. 28 2002 by Chiedu Ufoegbune
ONE OF THE BEST COMEDIES I'VE EVER SEEN! (Accept for Little Nickey.) If you like Major Pain, Blue Streak, or Dude Were's My Car, you'll love this!Published on Dec 17 2000
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