Born Yesterday (1993 film)
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Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Luis Mandoki|
|Produced by||Stratton Leopold
D. Constantine Conte
|Written by||Garson Kanin (play)
|Music by||George Fenton|
|Edited by||Lesley Walker|
|Distributed by||Buena Vista Pictures|
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.
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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.
- Melanie Griffith as Billie Dawn
- John Goodman as Harry Brock
- Don Johnson as Paul Verrall
- Edward Herrmann as Ed Devery
- Max Perlich as JJ
- Michael Ensign as Phillipe
- Benjamin C. Bradlee as Alex Duffee, Sect. of the Navy
- Sally Quinn as Beatrice Duffee
- Fred Dalton Thompson as Sen. Hedges
- Celeste Yarnall as Mrs. Hedges
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, where she lost to Madonna for her work in Body of Evidence.
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