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Creator (1985)

R  |   |  Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi  |  20 September 1985 (USA)
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An eccentric scientist teaches a student in his own manner while he looks for a way to clone his deceased wife.

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Lucy Wolper
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Lyman
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Dr. Harry Wolper is a character. First he steals Boris, a new student assistant by promising him a co-ed's phone number. Then he hijacks new high tech equipment for his own research, confusing the other university researchers who can't see "the big picture." Harry has a plan, he wants to clone his dead wife, but first he needs an egg and a host. He mounts his search by stapling notices to every telephone pole in town from his bike, which is how he meets Mili. As the year progresses, he sees Boris' romance follow the same pattern as his own, twenty-five years ago. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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One of three 1985 movies where a female creature / perfect woman is created from scientific endeavor. The other films were Creator (1985) and Weird Science (1985). In Creator (1985), a scientist clones his late wife in order to bring her back to life in another female form whilst in Weird Science (1985), the creators create the perfect sexy woman being inspired by the movie Frankenstein (1931). In The Bride (1985), Baron Frankenstein creates a female intended as a bride for his already in existence male creation. See more »

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Dr Sid Kullenbeck: But what good is my yacht? And my Porsche? And my European ski villa - not to mention my reputation as a world class scientist - without having a woman?
Meli: Oh, that's so true, Sid. Without a good woman there's nothing.
Dr Sid Kullenbeck: [leaning in] Nothing.
Meli: But as soon as us lesbians start telling people that and all, they start calling us dykes and cracking jokes about oral sex.
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Dr Sid Kullenbeck: I gotta call my service. Excuse me.
Meli: Hey Sid. I really hope you find a good woman for your Porsh.
Dr Sid Kullenbeck: [correcting] Porsche.
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String Trio Rock
Composed by Mark Cargill (as Mark K. Cargill)
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An Overlooked Film That Deserves A Spot In Your Collection
22 August 2004 | by (Florida, USA) – See all my reviews

Have you ever seen a movie that made a quiet yet profound impact on your view of life? Have you ever seen a powerful performance from one of the world's best actors go so completely unnoticed in the process? Have you ever looked back on a film nearly 20 years later and think, "I hope I can find this on DVD?" Creator is one such movie.

Peter O'Toole's performance is one of his better efforts (Come to think of it, even a BAD effort by O'Toole would be head and shoulders above some of today's stars). As Harry, you quickly learn (and, more importantly, FEEL) his pain and loss of his beloved wife Lucy, years after her loss. But he has what he feels is a perfect plan to clone her and recreate the love of his life. Mariel Hemingway's character (Meli) is the LAST person you would expect a scholar such as Harry would choose to be the host to carry the new Lucy to term. Hemingway's performance was a hoot.

The story takes some twists and turns that include a side story that nearly supersedes the principal one. But the beauty, ultimately, is how the two complement each other.

Getting through this movie is an emotional roller-coaster, the kind where when the ride is over you go, "WHEW!" But then again, you don't want it to end. The gift of this film is that when the lights came up at the end, it sent me back to reality with a different perspective that truly IS a gift.

Did the movie "change my life?" Perhaps not, but it gave me a message that enabled me to change it myself.

I think one of the reasons the movie came off so well (in addition, of course, to a brilliant performance by the cast) was that the script was written by the "creator" of the novel... so it stayed as true to the story as any adaptation can.

Kudos to O'Toole, and the entire cast. But Kudos too, to writer Jeremy Leven, "Creator's" creator and director Ivan Passer who brought the story to the screen so lovingly... and entertainingly. Yes, this is one I want on my DVD shelf! If you've not seen it, do yourself a favor: Rent it and watch it with someone special.

To paraphrase Leven, "Movies Can Be Wonderful..." and "Creator" shows you how.


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