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

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Meli: [in the buffet line at a formal party] I really mean it, Dr Wolper. I want us to get married.
Dr Harry Wolper: Meli! You still call me "Dr Wolper".
Meli: So? What's that supposed to mean? When I met you, you were Dr Wolper, and that's the way I got to know you. So don't go making any big goddam deal outta that, too. I'm just a formal-type person. If I were sleeping with the king of France I'd say, "That was very nice sex, Your Highness. Thank you for banging me, Your Majesty."
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Paul: Now that's what I call respect, ...
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Spoofs Frankenstein (1931) See more »

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Composed by Mark Cargill (as Mark K. Cargill)
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An emotional and full of hopes movie...
10 June 2003 | by (Rome, Italy) – See all my reviews

When I read other user comments about this movie, I felt that I had to write down these few lines... "Creator" is one of my favorites movies of all times (together with "Skin Deep" by Blake Edwards, that's Completely different!). It's one of the most "full-of-hope" film I have ever seen. The main characters have "something" inside... I could not find in any other film. They meet joy and drama in the same way we may do during our "real" lives. And I felt so sorry when I read that someone was not able to reach the end of the movie, because he lost of the most moving hug I have ever seen between a man and a boy, who may really feel like father and son, in that particular moment. Just a simple, great movie full of emotions and true feelings that will not be easy to find again in contemporary film production.


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