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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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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He's a famed biologist. But she's more interested in anatomy. See more »

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Comedy | Romance | Sci-Fi

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20 September 1985 (USA)  »

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Box Office

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$2,019,728 (USA) (20 September 1985)

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$5,349,607 (USA)
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One of three 1985 movies where a female creature / perfect woman is created from scientific endeavor. The other films were Creator (1985) and Weird Science (1985). In Creator (1985), a scientist clones his late wife in order to bring her back to life in another female form whilst in Weird Science (1985), the creators create the perfect sexy woman being inspired by the movie Frankenstein (1931). In The Bride (1985), Baron Frankenstein creates a female intended as a bride for his already in existence male creation. See more »

Quotes

Dr Harry Wolper: Well, our understanding of the infinite variables of the human brain's behavior stops right here. Welcome to the Dark Ages of enlightened science.
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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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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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