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The Bride -- Dr. Frankenstein builds the perfect woman - and lives to regret it - in this tantalizing marriage of horror, romance and unbridled passion.


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Lloyd Fonvielle (screenplay)
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Release Date:
16 August 1985 (USA) See more »
Here Comes . . .The BRIDE See more »
After years of research, the doctor finally succeeds in creating the perfect woman, who gets the name "Eva". | Add synopsis »
3 nominations See more »
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"The trouble with free women, Charles, is they're free to despise us. It's a risk I find unacceptable." See more (34 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Sting ... Frankenstein

Jennifer Beals ... Eva

Anthony Higgins ... Clerval

Clancy Brown ... Viktor

David Rappaport ... Rinaldo

Geraldine Page ... Mrs. Baumann

Alexei Sayle ... Magar

Phil Daniels ... Bela

Veruschka von Lehndorff ... Countess (as Veruschka)
Quentin Crisp ... Dr. Zahlus

Cary Elwes ... Josef

Timothy Spall ... Paulus (as Tim Spall)
Ken Campbell ... Pedlar

Guy Rolfe ... Count
Andy de la Tour ... Priest (as Andrew de la Tour)

Tony Haygarth ... Tavern Keeper
Matthew Guinness ... 1st Patron
Tony Brutus ... 2nd Patron
Gary Shail ... 1st Circus Hand
Carl Chase ... 2nd Circus Hand
Bernard Padden ... Houseboy
Janine Duvitski ... Serving Girl
John Sharp ... Bailiff
Jack Birkett ... Blind Man
Gerry Crampton ... Gentleman
Fenella Fletcher ... Masked Lady
Joe Kaye ... Groom
Harold Coyne ... Butler
Stromboli ... Circus Performer
Karen Furness ... Circus Performer

John Alexander ... Circus Performer
Jacqueline Russell ... Circus Performer
Tod Cody ... Circus Performer
Laurence Temple ... Circus Performer
Gerard Naprous ... Circus Performer
Vera De Vel ... Circus Performer
Sally Oultram ... Circus Performer
Joëlle Baland ... Circus Performer (as Joel Baland)
Miss Irta ... Circus Performer
Andy Barrat ... Circus Ringmaster (as Andy Barratt)
Annie Roddam ... Countess's Daughter
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harry Fielder ... Circus Man (uncredited)

Frank Jakeman ... Circus Roustabout (uncredited)

Directed by
Franc Roddam 
Writing credits
Lloyd Fonvielle (screenplay)

Mary Shelley  novel "Frankenstein" (uncredited)

Produced by
Keith Addis .... executive producer
Victor Drai .... producer
Lloyd Fonvielle .... associate producer
Chris Kenny .... co-producer
Original Music by
Maurice Jarre 
Cinematography by
Stephen H. Burum (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Michael Ellis 
Casting by
Ellen Chenoweth 
Production Design by
Michael Seymour 
Art Direction by
Bryan Graves (supervising art director)
Set Decoration by
Tessa Davies 
Costume Design by
Shirley Russell 
Makeup Department
Tricia Cameron .... assistant hairdresser
Sallie Evans .... assistant makeup artist
Sarah Monzani .... head of makeup
Aaron Sherman .... prosthetics creator
Maralyn Sherman .... prosthetics creator
Maureen Stephenson .... assistant makeup artist
Chris Taylor .... hairdresser
Production Management
Bernard Mazauric .... production manager
Ted Morley .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chris Brock .... second assistant director
Laurent Brégeat .... assistant director: France (as Laurent Bregeat)
Patrick Clayton .... first assistant director
Callum McDougall .... third assistant director
Art Department
Andrew Ackland-Snow .... draughtsman
Bruce Bigg .... property master
Roy Evans .... construction manager
Robin Heinson .... painter
Martin Hitchcock .... set designer
Damien Lanfranchi .... art director: France
David McHenry .... assistant art director
Grahame Ménage .... scenic artist
Brian Read .... prop buyer
James Whiting .... laboratory designer (as Jim Whiting)
Sound Department
Peter Bond .... footsteps/dialogue editor
John Ireland .... sound editor
David John .... sound mixer
Matthew Launay .... sound assistant
Grethe Mitchell .... assistant dubbing editor
Hugh Strain .... dubbing mixer
Len Tremble .... assistant sound editor
Special Effects by
Peter Fern .... special effects technician
Peter Hutchinson .... special effects supervisor
Stephen Hutchinson .... special effects trainee
Kevin Mathews .... special effects wire technician
Peter Skehan .... special effects technician
Bob Wiesinger .... wire specialist
Roy Alon .... stunts
Gerry Crampton .... stunt coordinator
Dorothy Ford .... stunts
Tony Friel .... stunt double: Rinaldo
Nick Gillard .... stunts
Dinny Powell .... stunts
Denise Ryan .... stunts
Alan Stuart .... stunts
Malcolm Weaver .... stunts
Jason White .... stunt performer
Jason White .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
David Budd .... camera assistant
John Clarke .... best boy
Tony Cridlin .... key grip
W.C. 'Chunky' Huse .... key grip: Grip House (as Chunky Huse)
Simon Mills .... camera loader
John Palmer .... camera operator
Bob Penn .... still photographer
Dave Ridout .... electrician
Ronnie Fox Rogers .... second camera operator
Laurie Shane .... gaffer
Carlos Melville .... electrician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Joyce Gallie .... additional casting
Pamela Guest .... casting assistant
Caroline Mazauric .... extras casting
Sally Osoba .... assistant casting: UK (as Sally Wignall)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rebecca Breed .... wardrobe mistress
Janet Macklam .... wardrobe assistant
Don Mothersill .... wardrobe assistant
Richard Pointing .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Paul Hodgson .... first assistant editor
Christopher Young .... second assistant editor
Music Department
Robin Clarke .... music editor
Maurice Jarre .... conductor
Dick Lewzey .... music mixer
Michel Mention .... orchestrator
Christopher Palmer .... orchestrator
Other crew
Andy Birmingham .... production accountant
Carina Cooper .... assistant: Mr. Roddam
Robin Demetriou .... catering supervisor
Michèle Girot .... production accountant: France
Joanna Gollins .... location manager
Pauline Granby .... assistant accountant
Yvonne Heeks .... assistant accountant
Cheryl Leigh .... script supervisor
Don Levy .... publicist
Derek Lyons .... stand-in
Marilyse Morgan .... production coordinator
Christine Raspillère .... location manager
Patricia Reid-Douglas .... production secretary: France (as Patricia Reid)
Antoine Sabarros .... location manager
Dena Vincent .... contact: London
Lisa M. Violé .... assistant to producer (as Lisa Violé)
John Styles .... punch & judy advisor (uncredited)

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Australia:114 min | USA:118 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Around two weeks into principal photography, the production shoot had to shut down for ten days due to actor Clancy Brown, playing the monster Viktor, getting a skin infection preventing him from working. The scenario was deemed a "force majeure".See more »
Eva:What is 'dead'?
Baron Charles Frankenstein:Sleeping... sleeping forever. One day we go to sleep and we don't wake up.
Eva:I don't think I could sleep that long.
See more »
Movie Connections:
Spoofed in Mistress Frankenstein (2000) (V)See more »
Eine Kleine NachtsmusikSee more »


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"The trouble with free women, Charles, is they're free to despise us. It's a risk I find unacceptable.", 3 November 2014
Author: utgard14 from USA

Reworking of Bride of Frankenstein lacks the wonderful dark humor and...well, pretty much everything good about that classic film. There are some good things here, though. The blind hermit from the original Bride is replaced by a midget, excellently played by David Rappaport. His scenes with Clancy Brown are the best in the movie. Far better than the stuff with Sting and Jennifer Beals. Once Rappaport is gone, the movie becomes far less interesting. Aside from Rappaport, Clancy Brown also does a decent job in a role that's easy to overplay. Sting is competent. Jennifer Beals is terrible in most respects. She seems out of her element throughout the film. The scene with her and the cat was enough to earn her that Razzie Award nomination she received for this movie. Aside from Rappaport and Brown, the movie's other strength is that it is well-photographed. Unfortunately its few qualities aren't enough to make it a truly good movie. It's worth a peek if you're a fan of anything Frankenstein.

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