Born Yesterday (1993 film)
Born Yesterday is a 1993 remake of the 1950 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.
- You know what your problem is, Harry? You're not just rude, you're...[pulls out a pocket dictionary and looks up a word]..."flagrant" about it!
- Billie: But I've been thinking a lot lately about something my dad used to say: "Without knowledge, you're less than everybody." And I don't want to be less. I mean, I don't want to be better than anybody neither and I don't want to go above myself. I just want- I just want to not be less.
- Paul: Well, I'm afraid it's too late for that... cause you're already more than most people.
- Paul: Maybe we haven't gotten to our time yet.
- Billie: No, we did. And you just dropped the ball.
- Paul: You were great tonight. Didn't you think you were great?
- Billie: Oh, yeah. We really tricked them, didn't we?
- Paul: What's the matter?
- Billie: Well, if you saw a great ventriloquist, who would you compliment? The dummy?
- Paul: You're not a dummy.
- 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
- Sally Quinn as Beatrice Duffee
- Fred Dalton Thompson as Sen. Hedges
- Celeste Yarnall as Mrs. Hedges