MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,732 this week

Creator (1985)

6.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.1/10 from 2,315 users  
Reviews: 38 user | 11 critic

An eccentric scientist teaches a student in his own manner while he looks for a way to clone his deceased wife.

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb: What to Watch - Guardians of the Galaxy

In the latest episode of IMDb: What to Watch, Keith Simanton talks with director James Gunn and actors Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Vin Diesel about their movie Guardians of the Galaxy.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 27 Jul 2011
 
a list of 42 titles
created 12 Apr 2012
 
a list of 36 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 35 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 24 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Creator" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Creator (1985)

Creator (1985) on IMDb 6.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Creator.

User Polls

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Financier persuades his mistress to marry a rich industrialist for his money, then discovers that he and the new wife are to be murdered by her new husband.

Director: Ivan Passer
Stars: Omar Sharif, Karen Black, Joseph Bottoms
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In the crime-ridden 70's New York, two cops have had enough. They, along with few other disgruntled people decide to take the things into their own hands.

Director: Ivan Passer
Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Ernest Borgnine, Ann Wedgeworth
Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

After her mother's death, Clara, a middle-aged attorney, returns home to Savannah, where she begins to realize how much she misses her roots. Clara reminisces with old friends about her ... See full summary »

Director: Ivan Passer
Stars: Alfre Woodard, Helen Shaver, Mary Alice
Jake Speed (1986)
Adventure | Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

When her sister is kidnapped by white slavers, only Grandpa knows what to do. He puts in a call to a fictional hero, Jake Speed. She is amazed to find that he actually exists, and that as ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Lane
Stars: Wayne Crawford, Dennis Christopher, Karen Kopins
Silver Bears (1978)
Crime | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Financial wizard "Doc" Fletcher (Michael Caine) is sent by crime boss Joe Fiore (Martin Balsam) to buy a bank in Switzerland in order to more easily launder their profits. When he arrives, ... See full summary »

Director: Ivan Passer
Stars: Michael Caine, Cybill Shepherd, Louis Jourdan
Modern Girls (1986)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Geeky Clifford has a date with pretty Kelly. But when he comes to pick her up, she has gone to see her ex-boyfriend, the DJ at a nightclub, using her roommate Margo's car. Margo and their ... See full summary »

Director: Jerry Kramer
Stars: Daphne Zuniga, Virginia Madsen, Cynthia Gibb
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  
Director: James Bruce
Stars: Mariel Hemingway, Robert Joy, Lenny Henry
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A young woman from a Catholic school and a young man from a nearby prison camp fall in love and must run away together to escape the law, the church and their parents.

Director: Duncan Gibbins
Stars: Craig Sheffer, Virginia Madsen, Jon Polito
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Director: Ivan Passer
Stars: Bobby Hosea, T.J. Castronovo, Jill Clayburgh
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In 1815, authors Lord Byron, Mary Shelley and Percy Shelley get together for some philosophical discussions, but the situation soon deteriorates into mind games, drugs and sex.

Director: Ivan Passer
Stars: Philip Anglim, Alice Krige, Eric Stoltz
Pygmalion (TV Movie 1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: Alan Cooke
Stars: Peter O'Toole, Margot Kidder, Helen Beavis
Bonneville, Arizona (Video 1989)
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A man named Max Willer (Tom Durbin) finds himself walking through a desert wearing a tuxedo and carrying a manual typewriter. He has no idea how he got there, but he encounters a strange ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Ruffier
Stars: Tom Durbin, Mary Ella Ross, Tim Blough
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Meli
...
Boris Lafkin
...
...
Dr. Sid Kullenbeck
...
Paul
...
Lucy Wolper
...
Pavlo
Elsa Raven ...
Mrs. Mallory
Lee Kessler ...
Mrs. Pruitt
...
Mr. Spencer
...
Mrs. Spencer
...
Prof. Brauer
Mike Jolly ...
Boom-Boom
Burton Collins ...
Lyman
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

He is obsessed to re-create his wife...she died thirty years ago. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

20 September 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Big Picture  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The amount of time that Dr. Harry Wolper (Peter O'Toole)'s wife had been deceased was around thirty years. See more »

Quotes

Boris: Can I go home now? I'm kinda jocked out.
See more »

Soundtracks

I'm a Woman
Written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

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.


19 of 20 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Cut Scenes floatingweeds2000
Someone Please add Content Advisory for Parents lmp15
one of those great movies.... questionmarkunderscore
Music from CREATOR by Sylvester LeVay powerslaw
Help!!!! FlyByBethy
Source novel pinback-3
Discuss Creator (1985) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?