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Born Yesterday (1993)

PG
100 min | Comedy, Romance

A businessman shows up in Washington to lobby agendas that are friendly to his construction plans. His ditsy ex-showgirl bimbo proves to be an embarrassment in social situations, so he hires a reporter to teach her how to appear more ...See moreA businessman shows up in Washington to lobby agendas that are friendly to his construction plans. His ditsy ex-showgirl bimbo proves to be an embarrassment in social situations, so he hires a reporter to teach her how to appear more intelligent. Soon it becomes apparent to the reporter that she isn't so stupid after all, and things become more complicated as she begins questioning the papers her sugar daddy keeps getting her to sign, and the reporter begins falling in love with her. Written by Ed Sutton See less
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Garson Kanin (play) | Douglas McGrath (screenplay)
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$ 17,952,857
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Release date
Mar 26, 1993 (United States)

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Melanie Griffith
Billie Dawn Billie Dawn   See fewer
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John Goodman
Harry Brock Harry Brock   See fewer
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Don Johnson
Paul Verrall Paul Verrall   See fewer
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Edward Herrmann
Ed Devery Ed Devery   See fewer
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Michael Ensign
Phillipe Phillipe   See fewer
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Benjamin C. Bradlee
Alex Duffee, Sect. of the Navy Alex Duffee, Sect. of the Navy   See fewer
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Sally Quinn
Beatrice Duffee Beatrice Duffee   See fewer
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William Frankfather
Sen. Kelley Sen. Kelley   See fewer
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Fred Dalton Thompson
Sen. Hedges Sen. Hedges   See fewer
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Celeste Yarnall
Mrs. Hedges Mrs. Hedges   See fewer
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Nora Dunn
Cynthia Schreiber, NPR Talk Show Host Cynthia Schreiber, NPR Talk Show Host   See fewer
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Meg Wittner
Mrs. Kelley Mrs. Kelley   See fewer
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William Forward
Sen. Duker Sen. Duker   See fewer
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Mary Gordon Murray
Bindy Duker Bindy Duker   See fewer
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Ted Raimi
Cynthia's Assistant Cynthia's Assistant   See fewer
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Rondi Reed
Victoria Penny Victoria Penny   See fewer
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Matthew Faison
Congressman Hulse Congressman Hulse   See fewer
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Kate McGregor-Stewart
Mrs. Hulse Mrs. Hulse   See fewer
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Arthur Leeds
Man at Party Man at Party   See fewer
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John Wesley
Sen. Welch Sen. Welch   See fewer
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Andi Chapman
Mrs. Welch Mrs. Welch   See fewer
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Drew Snyder
Sen. Dorn Sen. Dorn   See fewer
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Terri Hanauer
Mrs. Lily Dorn Mrs. Lily Dorn   See fewer
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John Achorn
Sen. Banks Sen. Banks   See fewer
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Ann Hearn
Mrs. Banks Mrs. Banks   See fewer
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Gordon Reinhart
Jewelry Store Owner Jewelry Store Owner   See fewer
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Marisol Massey
Waitress Waitress   See fewer
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Leroy R. Perry Jr.
Dr. Playle (as Dr. Leroy Perry Jr.) Dr. Playle (as Dr. Leroy Perry Jr.)   See fewer
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Amanda Hendon
Manicurist Manicurist   See fewer
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Fritz Sperberg
Jose Perical Jose Perical   See fewer
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Robyn Renner
Hansom Cab Driver Hansom Cab Driver   See fewer
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Paul Guyot
Bellman Bellman   See fewer
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Mary Kay Adams
Girl (uncredited) Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lena Banks
Washington DC Lobbyist (uncredited) Washington DC Lobbyist (uncredited)   See fewer
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Michael George
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Man at Banquet (uncredited) Man at Banquet (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.1 / 10 | 3,413 votes