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Making Mr. Right (1987)

 -  Comedy | Romance | Sci-Fi  -  3 April 1987 (USA)
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A reclusive scientist builds a robot that looks exactly like him to go on a long term space mission. Since the scientist seems to lack all human emotion he is unable to program them into his android and an eccentric woman is hired to "educate" the robot on human behavior. In the end she falls in love ... but is the robot or the Dr. Mr Right? Written by Susan Southall <stobchatay@aol.com>

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Comedy | Romance | Sci-Fi

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3 April 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cercasi l'uomo giusto  »

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$1,584,970 (USA)
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Trivia

John Malkovich, Glenne Headly, and Laurie Metcalf, have been acting together since the late-'70s as members of Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company. See more »

Goofs

Dr. Peters says that Ulysses is reacting to Frankie oddly because Ulysses has never been exposed to a woman. Yet when Frankie is reviewing older video of Ulysses, a woman can clearly be seen at his birthday party. See more »

Quotes

Ulysses: If I were human, Frankie, it would be simple: I would fall in love with you.
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Connections

Spoofs The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) See more »

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This Magic Moment
Written by Doc Pomus (uncredited) and Mort Shuman (uncredited)
Performed by The Drifters
Courtesy of Atlantic Record Corp.
by arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Hilarious, imaginative, and inspired comedy.
20 June 2000 | by (Virginia) – See all my reviews

Another of my perfect comedies. It is brilliant from beginning to end, not to mention hilarious. And the things you learn reading these reviews -- I had no idea that Sandy was Laurie Metcalf, so I am going to watch it when I get home from work just because I am a Laurie Metcalf fan and can't believe I didn't recognize her. Ann Magnuson is absolutely unforgettable and I am really sorry her career didn't take off like a rocket after this movie. I won't go into detail because so many of the other reviews do, but I watch this at least once a year and it never fails to grab me. One of the most enjoyable movies ever made, with top-notch production values, beautiful and great photography, magnificent direction, and an outstanding and perfect cast. There may be one plot-specific and perfectly apt F word and only plot-specific and non-graphic nudity, which may account for it's relative lack of popularity. Why can't there be more movies like this?


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