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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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Meli
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Boris Lafkin
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Dr. Sid Kullenbeck
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Lucy Wolper
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Pavlo
Elsa Raven ...
Mrs. Mallory
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Mrs. Spencer
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Prof. Brauer
Mike Jolly ...
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Lyman
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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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Both of the film's lead actresses, Virginia Madsen and Mariel Hemingway, are seen topless in the movie. See more »

Quotes

Boris: Love is dead, Harry.
Dr Harry Wolper: How depressing. Never mind, Boris. Women's liberation will run its course and we will prevail.
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I'm a Woman
Written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
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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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