Walter’s life is heading downstream until he meets Nadia in “Blind Date.” Nadia is one of the most beautiful women he has ever seen. Walter doesn’t understand why she is on a blind date. Not until he is on his first date with Nadia does he begin to understand the reason.
“Blind Date” makes you think about the movie “Fatal Attraction.” Entering into a blind date contract makes you vulnerable to any type of situation. Walter’s was very complicated; Life threatening with a comical twist.
Spoiler Alert: When Walter meets Nadia on a blind date, his whole life changes. He thinks he has hit pay dirt. Nadia is beautiful, well versed, classy and appears to be everything any man wants. However, he soon discovers Nadia has a vulnerability. She cannot drink. When she does, she “loses control.” While at dinner, she first destroys one of Walter’s colleagues suits. She then destroys the potential contract for Walter’s boss.
After destroying the contract opportunity, she has a moment with the wife of the client causing an uproar as she advises her she can divorce her multi millionaire husband and gain 50/50 rights to his entire estate.
After this, Walter is met with the challenge of trying to stay clear of Kim’s previous boyfriend David, played by John Larroquette. David is ‘sick’ in love with Nadia. He stops at nothing to prevent Nadia and Walter’s romance. Walter stops at nothing to try and steer clear of David.
Phil Hartman had a brief role in this movie. He played Walter’s brother Ted Davis and Kim’s cousin’s husband. Ted was accused of over pricing the vehicle sold to Walter. He then also has his window shattered as he tries to get away from Walter in one scene.
Walter goes from being the uninteresting, unorganized, slipshod dull businessman trying to get a hold on life to the madly in love with Nadia. Nadia changes his life from dull and drab to trying to stay afloat. “Blind Date” is one for the individual who just wants to watch a movie. It is just a comedy for those who enjoy Kim Bassinger or Bruce Willis or both.
There is minor to no sex, vulgarity, cursing, X-rated scenes; It’s really just clean fun. With the exception of a few run-ins between the butler and the dog, the movie is completely void of any lascivious issues. “Blind Date” demonstrated a different side of Phil Hartman as he was moving into the epitome of his career while demonstrating his diverse talent.
Bruce Willis – Walter Davis
Kim Basinger – Nadia Gates
John Larroquette – David Bedford
Phil Hartman – Ted Davis