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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

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


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October 1980 (USA)  »

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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 »

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[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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Follows Up from the Depths (1979) See more »

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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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