Blind Date is a 1987 romantic comedy film, directed by Blake Edwards and starring Bruce Willis in his first leading film role and Kim Basinger.
The film was originally intended for the recently married Madonna and Sean Penn, but both backed out after the project failed to attract a director. The screenplay was re-written and this draft was given to Edwards. He agreed contingent he be allowed re-write that draft. The studio agreed. At that point Penn dropped out and Madonna met with Edwards and she dropped out as well. The movie was re-cast with Willis and Basinger. Blind Date earned mostly negative reviews from critics, but was a financial success and opened at number one at the box office.