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

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

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Boris: Wanna know something really crazy, Harry?
Dr Harry Wolper: Always.
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String Trio Rock
Composed by Mark Cargill (as Mark K. Cargill)
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Peter O"Toole at his best
9 April 2005 | by (Memphis) – See all my reviews

I don't rate films often, but the rating (5.8) seemed so low to me that I had to offer a comment or two. This film is a true gem, and one of the best films I have ever seen Peter O'Toole act in. David Ogden Stiers is great as a "bad guy" who isn't bad at all. Virginia Madsen is absolutely gorgeous (it has been years since I last saw this film but I still remember that shower scene). Even Hemmingway, who I don't usually like, puts in a good performance. This is a very touching romance story, that also deals a lot with letting go, but not giving up. It also doesn't get too preachy about the morals of genetic engineering. I did keep thinking through the film that even if he could bring his wife back it still wouldn't be the person he loved so much, no matter how much he wanted that. A great film that deserves a better rating.


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