Born Yesterday

Born Yesterday

Melanie Griffith
Director: Luis Mandoki Cast: Melanie Griffith
Melanie Griffith
, John Goodman
John Goodman
, Don Johnson
Don Johnson
Luis Mandoki

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This 1993 remake of the 1950 film Born Yesterday (based on the 1946 Garson Kanin stage play) was retooled as a star vehicle for then-marrieds Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson. Roughneck self-made millionaire Harry Brock (John Goodman) wants to become a powerful Washington lobbyist. Brock's efforts to hobnob with DC uppercrust are compromised by his brash, embarrassingly vulgar mistress Billie Dawn (Melanie Griffith). He'd like to unload the ex-chorus girl, but he thinks he's in love: besides, she knows too much about his crooked dealings to be running around loose. Thus, Brock hires bookish Paul Verrall (Don Johnson) to educate Billie. Verrall does his job amazingly well, awakening Billie to her responsibilities as a loyal, honest American: along the way, the two fall in love. Featured in the cast are Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee and his star reporter (and wife) Sally Quinn, cast as DC power brokers. Also appearing in a small role is 1960s starlet Celeste Yarnell.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/14/2018
UPC: 0738329231927
Original Release: 1993
Rating: PG
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Region Code: A
Time: 1:40:00
Sales rank: 41,708

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Melanie Griffith Billie Dawn
John Goodman Harry Brock
Don Johnson Paul Verrall
Edward Herrmann Ed Devery
Max Perlich J.J.
Fred Dalton Thompson Senator Hedges
Nora Dunn Cynthia Schreiber
Michael Ensign Phillipe
Benjamin C. Bradlee Secretary Duffee
Amanda Mackey-Johnson Actor
Cathy Sandrich Actor
Sally Quinn Beatrice Duffee
William Frankfather Senator Kelley
Celeste Yarnall Mrs. Hedges
Meg Wittner Mrs. Kelley
William Forward Senator Duker
Mary Gordon Murray Bindy Duker
Theodore Raimi Cynthia's Assistant
Rondi Reed Victor Penny
Matthew Faison Congressman Hulse
Kate McGregor-Stewart Mrs.Hulse
Arthur Leeds Man at Party
John Wesley Senator Welch
Andi Chapman Mrs. Welch
Drew Snyder Senator Dorn
Terri Hanauer Mrs. Dorn
John Achorn Senator Banks
Ann Hearn Mrs. Banks
Gordon Reinhart Jewelry Store Owner
Selma Archerd Lois
Freda Foh Shen Maid
Marisol Massey Waitress
Tony Palladino Barber
Fritz Sperberg Jose Perical
Aaron Michael Lacey College Freshman

Technical Credits
Luis Mandoki Director
Colleen Atwood Costumes/Costume Designer
Lester Berman Producer
D. Constantine Conte Producer
Bruce Crone Art Director
Ray Delamotte Camera Operator
Leslie Dixon Screenwriter
Naomi Donne Makeup
George Fenton Score Composer
Miranda Garrison Choreography
Kevin Haney Makeup
Lajos Koltai Cinematographer
Stratton Leopold Executive Producer
Amanda Mackey-Johnson Casting
Douglas McGrath Screenwriter
Nancy Patton Set Decoration/Design
Lawrence G. Paull Production Designer
Cathy Sandrich Casting
Rick Simpson Set Decoration/Design
Chris Soldo Associate Producer
Philip Toolin Set Decoration/Design
Stephen Traxler Co-producer
Lesley Walker Editor

Customer Reviews

Born Yesterday 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I purchased VHS years ago. Purchased DVD recently. Love Don Johnson. He's the best. He's not given the credit he deserves as an actor. He is as good as Paul Newman. Paul Newman never got the praise he deserved. I recommend: Miami Vice Series, definitely Nash Bridges (2nd season due out in March). Their best movie together is Paradise.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Even though you know what's going to happen, it's fun to sit back & see HOW it happens. I liked the scene where Billie teaches her method for remembering the Bill of Rights to a Senatorial dinner party.