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Dr. Heckyl and Mr. Hype (1980)

An ugly, misshapen podiatrist ingests a formula made by a colleague and turns into a handsome, devil-may-care (but violent) ladies' man.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Henry Heckyl / Mr. Hype
Coral Careen
Miss Finebum
Lt. Mack Druck - 'Il Topo'
Mel Welles ...
Dr. Vince Hinkle
Kedrick Wolf ...
Dr. Lew Hoo (as Kedric Wolfe)
Sgt. Fleacollar
Pizelle Puree
Sharon Compton ...
Mrs. Quivel
Denise Hayes ...
Liza Rowne
Clutch Cooger
Irsil / Orson
Jack Warford ...
Herringbone Flynn
Lucretia Love ...
Debra Kate
Ben Frommer ...
Sgt. Gurnisht Hilfn


An ugly, misshapen podiatrist ingests a formula made by a colleague and turns into a handsome, devil-may-care (but violent) ladies' man.

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October 1980 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


Oliver Reed (Dr. Heckyl / Mr. Hype) previously appeared in The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll (1960), another adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's 1886 novella "Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde". See more »


[first lines]
Dr. Henry Heckyl: I don't have to see the fear in their eyes, I can feel them cringing. I can feel them shrinking from my face. My one and only, old, unfortunate face. What they never see is the beauty behind my eyes. They only see the colors.
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unexpectedly sweet
19 July 2012 | by (psl, florida) – See all my reviews

it's obviously not supposed to be "great" movie, but for the hilarious horror/comedy it is, one would take this as it is. a breath of fresh air for the over bloated 70s/80s horror movie market. it doesn't make a lot of sense, but it shouldn't have to. viewing this ridiculous movie for what it is, it is a beautiful depiction of a shitty movie made enjoyable through writing and acting. oliver reed does a magnificent job playing both lead roles, even while switching between the two. looking for a well written movie with unexpected plot twists, it is obviously not going to rate very well. it was 1980, why would you make a super deep movie with every opportunity for criticism? while writing this i would obviously assume it's not to be under the scrutiny of every movie buff this side of the Mississippi. take it for what it is, a ridiculous horror movie with a brand new twist on the old, often retold, story of the doctor that creates more than what he meant to create. great for what it is, and hardly a moment wasted. 8 thumbs up.

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