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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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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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20 September 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Big Picture  »

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The big title that biochemist Dr. Harry Wolper (Peter O'Toole) had achieved was being the Nobel Prize Laureate in Biology. See more »

Quotes

Boris: You know, Harry, I'm still trying to find the big picture but I keep missing it because I am so in love with Barbara that nothing else matters.
Dr Harry Wolper: What makes you think you are missing it?
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I'm a Woman
Written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
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One of My Favorites!
10 June 2003 | by (Vicksburg, MS) – See all my reviews

This movie is truly one of my favorites of all times. It is sweet and it is hopeful and it makes you think. Actually, the issues addressed in it are quite timely. Would you clone a dead loved one if you could? These are issues that we ourselves will have to be facing and making decisions on in the not so distant future.

Virginia Madsen is nice as the love interest. Vincent Spano wonderfully plays Igor to Peter O'Toole's Frankenstein, while maintaining a mind of his own. Mariel Hemingway is delightfully nutty and light as Meli, the coed nymphomaniac. Interesting surprise from her during a touch football game too. And those of you who are M*A*S*H fans will love David Ogden Stiers as the foil for Peter O'Toole's "mad scientist" hijinx.

This movie is refreshing and dramatic and subtle. I love it, I will always love it! And it still moves me after almost 2 decades!

BTW-Those of you who appreciate soundtracks will love this one! The "String Trio Rock" by Mark Cargill is interspersed throughout. It will stay with you even after the movie is over!


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