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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He's a famed biologist. But she's more interested in anatomy. Twenty-five years ago, Dr. Harry Wolper became a widower. Ever since, he's been trying to bring back his wife. But just when he was about to unravel the mystery of life, a sexy young assistant moved in. Now, the only life that's come unraveled is his own. See more »

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20 September 1985 (USA)  »

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The film's closing credits state that the hospital scenes were filmed at Alexian Brothers Hospital in San Jose, California. 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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Referenced in Demon Queen (1987) See more »

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I'm a Woman
Written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
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Wonderful movie which captures and emanates love
1 January 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This is a movie which manages to capture the feeling of love. It is a movie that shows decent and loving people being extremely human with each other. There is a kindness that permeates throughout the movie which makes it a pleasure to watch.

The movie creates a warm feeling inside like very few other movies can. Cousine, Cousine (French version) is another movie that also reaffirms the joy of being human, even though the characters and story may not be totally believable.

The main characters in the Creator are people you want to be friends with. The movie uses humor and some great and thoughtful lines to remind the viewer that life really is about love.

Even the music by Giovanni adds to the feeling of warmth that is constant in this movie.

As other people have said I can tell you from experience that this is the type of movie you show a potential mate and see how they react.

One of my very favorite movies.


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