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Young Frankenstein (1974)

PG  |   |  Comedy  |  15 December 1974 (USA)
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Dr. Frankenstein's grandson, after years of living down the family reputation, inherits granddad's castle and repeats the experiments.



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Release Date:

15 December 1974 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Frankenstein junior  »

Box Office


$2,800,000 (estimated)


$86,300,000 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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When Helga lands on the bed she is lying on the bed with no bed covers on her. When her parents enter her bedroom she has bed covers over her. See more »


Igor: Where are you going?
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: To wash up. I've got to look normal.
[his bowtie pops open]
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: We've all of us got to behave normally.
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Young Frankenstein
4 June 1999 | by (Marietta, OH) – See all my reviews

Zany spoof of the Frankenstein films with a superb script from Brooks and off the wall performances from Wilder, Boyle, Leachman and Kahn. Still, the funniest scene in the film belongs to Hackman, in an impressive cameo as the blind man (Bride of Frankenstein) who befriends Boyle's creature by offering him a cigar and...well, you can imagine the results. This was Brooks' best year; he had this and his other classic "Blazing Saddles," rolling together in the motion theatres. Audiences were definately rolling in the aisles and they still do.

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