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The Man with Two Brains (1983)

 -  Comedy | Romance | Sci-Fi  -  3 June 1983 (USA)
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Steve Martin comedy about brain transplantation.

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Recently widowed Doctor Michael Hfuhruhurr, the world's greatest neurosurgeon, injures Dolores Benedict in a car accident. He operates on her and saves her life using a technique of his own invention: cranial screw-top brain entry. As Benedict recovers, Hfuhruhurr falls in love with her and they are soon married. However, Benedict is only interested in Hfuhruhurr's money and Hfuhruhurr still yearns for his previous wife. They travel to Vienna to attend a medical conference where Hfuhruhurr finally divorces Dolores, meets a mysterious Doctor Alfred Necessiter and becomes entangled in a series of murders committed by The Elevator Killer. Written by Bruce Janson <bruce@cs.su.oz.au>

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Steve Martin Is A World Famous Surgeon. He Invented Screw Top, Zip Lock Brain Surgery. Trust Him. See more »

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Comedy | Romance | Sci-Fi

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3 June 1983 (USA)  »

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The Man with Two Brains  »

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$10,100,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Third of four films that actor Steve Martin has made with director Carl Reiner. The other movies are The Jerk (1979), All of Me (1984) and Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982). See more »

Goofs

The third time Dr. Hfuhruhurr climbs out of the elevator (when it's too low instead of too high), he has his satchel. A moment later, when he opens the door to his hotel room, the satchel is gone. See more »

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[first lines]
Dr. Michael Hfuhruhurr: [in surgery] Check the art line. You're hyperventilating the patient.
Anaestheseologist: No doctor.
Dr. Michael Hfuhruhurr: Ready the bone wax. Metzenbaum scissors.
Surgery Nurse: Metzenbaum scissors.
Dr. Michael Hfuhruhurr: [meowing] Get that cat out of here.
Anaestheseologist: Yes sir.
Dr. Michael Hfuhruhurr: Ready to close. Remove the Wietlander Retractor.
Surgery Nurse: Pre-closure doctor.
Dr. Michael Hfuhruhurr: Remove the rating clip, for God's sake!
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Very good spoof
16 September 2000 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

The Man with Two Brains is not the greatest spoof ever, I'll save that for one of three Mel Brooks movies (Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, The Producers). But still, this is a very good spoof. And if you see any spoof expecting to see great plot lines and deep sub plots, then you shouldn't be watching spoofs. They are made for fun, not for art & Oscars. Martin as always is very funny. There are a few dull moments, but they are few and far in between. A couple jokes are done to many times (like the cat joke). Turner gives a good & sexy performance as the wicked wife. It runs normal length for spoofs, about 90mins and fills most of the 90mins with good laughs. So go to your video store and rent this one, it's worth it.


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