Frankenweenie (1984)

PG  |   |  Short, Comedy, Drama  |  1 December 1994 (Spain)
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A young boy sets out to revive his dead pet using the monstrous power of science.



(based on an original idea by), (screenplay) (as Lenny Ripps)
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Complete credited cast:
Ben Frankenstein
Mr. Chambers
Roz Braverman ...
Anne Chambers (as Domino)
Frank Dale
Paul C. Scott ...
Mike Anderson
Helen Boll ...
Sparky ...
Rusty James ...


When young Victor's pet dog Sparky (who stars in Victor's home-made monster movies) is hit by a car, Victor decides to bring him back to life the only way he knows how. But when the bolt-necked "monster" wreaks havoc and terror in the hearts of Victor's neighbors, he has to convince them (and his parents) that despite his appearance, Sparky's still the good loyal friend he's always been. Written by Kathy Li

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A comic twist on a classic tail! See more »


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1 December 1994 (Spain)  »

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Frankenvini  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)

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1.37 : 1
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Tim Burton:  [dogs]  Victor's dog Sparky is hit by a car, but is later brought back to life by Victor. See more »


Susan Frankenstein: Did you ever figure out what this thing is supposed to be?
Ben Frankenstein: I think it's either a piece of fine art or a paperweight.
Susan Frankenstein: I don't even remember who gave it to us.
Ben Frankenstein: My sister gave it to us.
Susan Frankenstein: Oh. Well, then it must be a paperweight.
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Not a dog at all!
3 January 2006 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

I can't believe that Disney wouldn't let Tim Burton release this! They thought that it was too scary for kids?! Puh-leeze! "Frankenweenie" is a really cool movie! Basically a spoof of Mary Shelley's classic novel, the movie features suburban American boy Victor Frankenstein (Barret Oliver) resurrecting his dog Sparky, who got run over by a car. Needless to say, the reanimated dog creates some chaos once the neighbors meet him! I would imagine that they probably had a lot of fun filming this. Shelley Duvall and Daniel Stern play Victor's parents Susan and Ben, respectively. Paul Bartel also stars, and there's even a very young Sofia Coppola. "Frankenweenie" is a real treat for everyone!

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