Born Yesterday (1993 film)

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Born Yesterday
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Luis Mandoki
Produced by Stratton Leopold
D. Constantine Conte
Chris Soldo
Stephen Traxler
Written by Garson Kanin (play)
Douglas McGrath
Starring Melanie Griffith
John Goodman
Don Johnson
Music by George Fenton
Cinematography Lajos Koltai
Edited by Lesley Walker
Production
company
Distributed by Buena Vista Pictures
Release dates
  • March 26, 1993 (1993-03-26)
Running time 100 min.
Country United States
Language English
Budget $14 million
Box office $17,952,857

Born Yesterday is a 1993 film based on Born Yesterday, a play by Garson Kanin. The film stars Melanie Griffith, John Goodman and Don Johnson. It was adapted by Douglas McGrath and directed by Luis Mandoki.

This version is a remake of the 1950 film of the same name that starred Broderick Crawford, Judy Holliday (in an Oscar-winning performance) and William Holden.

Plot[edit]

A wealthy but crude businessman, Harry Brock, on a trip to the nation's capital, is socially embarrassed by his ditzy and rather uncultured showgirl blonde girlfriend, Billie Dawn. He hires a reporter, Paul Verrall, to "teach her the ropes."

Harry comes to regret it when Billie not only becomes more savvy, questioning his unscrupulous deals and refusing to cooperate in ways she normally would, but also falls in love with Paul.

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

Reviews to Born Yesterday were mostly negative, as it holds a 23% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Melanie Griffith was nominated for the 1993 Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actress for her performance in the film.

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