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Director:
Writer:
Lloyd Fonvielle (screenplay)
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Release Date:
16 August 1985 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Here Comes . . .The BRIDE See more »
Plot:
After years of research, the doctor finally succeeds in creating the perfect woman, who gets the name "Eva". | Add synopsis »
Awards:
3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Eye-candy cinematography, thought-provoking story... See more (34 total) »

Cast

  (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)

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 .... draughtsman
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
 
Stunts
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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Trivia:
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 »
Quotes:
Rinaldo the Midget:[Seeing Viktor's scars] Oh my... here's a man's been mistreated in his life.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Frankenstein Rising (2010)See more »
Soundtrack:
Eine Kleine NachtsmusikSee more »

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9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Eye-candy cinematography, thought-provoking story..., 28 October 2001
Author: Eric-1226 from Seattle, Washington

A beautiful movie! It was really quite lusciously filmed, where everything - the set designs, the costumes, outdoor locations, and luscious depiction of an early 18th century Transylvania setting – are absolutely top-notch, and give the film an almost magical sort of quality. This is "must see" film making.

The movie basically deals with the lives and fates of two living creations of Dr. Frankenstein (played by Sting): one, Viktor, (whom you might think of as "Frankenstein's Monster") is a big scary guy. The other, Eva (played by Jennifer Beals), is a beautiful young woman. Both have been created from spare body parts, and then brought to life by Dr. Frankenstein in the laboratory. There is a storm and a fire, the tower in which the laboratory is housed is destroyed, and Viktor escapes to fend for himself out in the countryside of Transylvania. Eva is taken care of by Dr. Frankenstein who, along with others in the castle, helps to educate the helpless young woman.

That, essentially, is the setting for the movie, and it is told in a surprisingly effective "dual tales" sort of technique. In one story, we watch as Viktor goes out on his own, and meets up with Rinaldo, a sly but very lovable midget (played by David Rappaport). Rinaldo convinces Viktor that the two of them would make a good living by going off to join the circus, and so off they go, getting involved in a couple of amusing scrapes along the way. Eventually they do indeed end up with the circus, where both are mercilessly exploited by the circus entrepreneurs Magar and Bela (played by Alexei Sayles and Phil Daniels).

Meanwhile, back at the castle... We watch how Eva is carefully groomed and schooled in the finest European fashion, and meticulously transformed, Eliza Doolittle-style, into quite the proper upper class young lady.

The movie carefully, and with nicely-timed pacing, switches back and forth between these two stories, and these stories prove to be very enjoyable watching.

I didn't find it distracting whatsoever to see Sting playing Dr. Frankenstein. Sure, they could have found a different and arguably better actor to play the good (?) doctor, but at the time this movie was made (1985) Sting was "the Man" – you know, the dude with the star-power name who could pull in the teenagers. And probably the same could be said for Jennifer Beals, who was still riding high from her recent fame in 1983's Flashdance. They need to fill those seats in the theaters, folks! No, they aren't that bad: don't let that deter you from seeing the movie. (And if you are a Sting fan or a Jennifer Beals fan (and we know how painful THAT can be) then you will be even more delighted with this film).

Oh yes, I said in the summary bar above that this is also a thought-provoking story. Well, basically, both Viktor and Eva are subjected to varying degrees of exploitation by their "benefactors," and one can't help but feel that the movie is an allegory for how the strong exploit the weak. This was especially true back in the days of old, where man exploited man. Now, thankfully, we live in a modern and enlightened age, and it's just the opposite!

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