DirectorLuis Mandoki Initial DVD releaseMarch 4, 2003 Duration CountryUnited States
WriterGarson Kanin, Douglas McGrath Release dateMarch 26, 1993 (1993-03-26) CastMelanie Griffith (Billie Dawn), John Goodman (Harry Brock), Don Johnson (Paul Verrall), Michael Ensign (Phillipe) Similar moviesMelanie Griffith and Nora Dunn appear in Born Yesterday and Working Girl
TaglineNever underestimate the power of an underestimated woman.
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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.
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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.