Born Yesterday

Synopsis: 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 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.
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director(s): Luis Mandoki
Production: Buena Vista
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
100 min

I have some papers

for you to sign.

What happened to all that stuff

I signed yesterday?

The back page of each set.

By the Xs.

It seems like I signed

about 10,000 of these.

That's what you get for being

a multiple corporate officer!

Is that what I am?

No wonder I'm having so much fun.

Is it true you spent 400 million

on your new complex?

Brock Village.

Finest thing ever built.

2,000 condos, 175 shops...

...and two-count 'em-two

golf courses. My masterpiece.

- Did you have to take on a lot of debt?

- You gotta spend it to make it, pal.

Not too vigorous, honey.

I get 'em done every day.

Just buff 'em up real nice.

How's the interview going?

Oh, great!

I found out he has parents.

I still don't know

why he came to Washington.

Just a little tax business.

I didn't believe him either.

So far, I've been nice to you.

What are you pumping me for?

That's a reporter's work, Mr Brock.

Who, what, when, where, how...

...and why.

- Sounds like a law firm to me.

- You know how much I hate lawyers.

- I can vouch for that!

Are you ever afraid

that you're gonna lose all this?

Never. I want it all too much.

What about things that are

beyond your control, like... fate?

You show me a businessman

believes in fate,

I'll show you the first businessman

who ever went broke.

I started with a wagon,

selling somebody's junk.

And I got here in a silk suit,

talking to a college know-it-all like you.

If I lose it,

I'll meet you right back here in this room,

in a new silk suit.

Why would you lose it all, Mr Brock?

Hey, wait a minute!

Where do you think

you're going with that?

- My room.

- Put it back.

- I just wanted...

- Put it back.

We have a party to go to.

I don't see why I can't...

Because I say you can't, that's why!

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Douglas McGrath

Douglas McGrath was born on February 2, 1958 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a writer and actor, known for Emma (1996), Bullets Over Broadway (1994) and Infamous (2006). He has been married to Jane Read Martin since June 3, 1995. They have one child. more…

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