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Creator (1985)

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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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Cast

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

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It's potentially dangerous, probably illegal and definitely crazy. See more »

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Comedy | Romance | Sci-Fi

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R | See all certifications »
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20 September 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Big Picture  »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Several "flashback" scenes were filmed at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, but they were cut from the final print. See more »

Quotes

Boris: [the doctors have removed Barbara's ventilator and are reading her vitals] Barbara! You did great!
[kisses her hand, then her forehead]
Boris: Now, don't go anywhere! I'm gonna go get your parents, and I'm gonna tell Harry! Ok? Oh, Barbara! I love you! She's alive!
[Boris hugs Cid]
Boris: Barabara's alive!
[Boris hugs a nurse walking past the ICU]
Boris: Barbara's alive!
[Boris leaps over the nurse's station and kisses the nurse]
Boris: I gotta go tell everybody!
[Boris runs out towards the entrance]
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String Trio Rock
Composed by Mark Cargill (as Mark K. Cargill)
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Brilliant and Original
7 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Creator is one of only a handful of films that I would call original. The characters are complex and three-dimensional, genuine and intriguing (some of the best performances I've ever seen, especially Peter O'Toole). The story, too, is genuine, using everyday people and circumstances to approach powerful themes. What I appreciate most, however, is that the film is deep without being pretentious, and philosophical without losing its entertainment value. Creator is often underrated, probably because it strays from the structure that man moviegoers have come to rely on in a feature film, but it deserves a lot of credit, and is one of the most creative, insightful, and overall extraordinary films I've ever seen.


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