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Dr. Jeff Peters / Ulysses
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Frankie Stone
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Trish
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Steve Marcus
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Sandy
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Estelle Stone
Harsh Nayyar ...
Dr. Ramdas
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Don
Susan Berman ...
Ivy Stone
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Suzy Duncan
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Bruce
Merwin Goldsmith ...
Moe Glickstein
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Manny
Sidney Armus ...
Jeweler
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Tux Salesman
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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 emotions, he is unable to program them into his automaton, 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)  »

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Cercasi l'uomo giusto  »

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$1,584,970 (USA)
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Glenne Headly and John Malkovich were married from 1982 to 1988. See more »

Goofs

After Frankie loses Ulysses at the mall, she uses a pay phone to call Trish at her place. However, in her first car, there is a car-phone clearly visible on her dashboard. So, there would be no need to use a pay phone. See more »

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Jeff Peters: That woman is turning you into a hooker!
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References E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) See more »

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Happy Hula
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Written by Keith Papworth
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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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