Making Mr. Right (1987)

PG-13  |   |  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 emotions, he is unable to program them into his ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Jeff Peters / Ulysses
Frankie Stone
Steve Marcus
Estelle Stone
Harsh Nayyar ...
Dr. Ramdas
Susan Berman ...
Ivy Stone
Suzy Duncan
Merwin Goldsmith ...
Moe Glickstein
Sidney Armus ...
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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 <>

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Comedy | Romance | Sci-Fi


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Release Date:

3 April 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cercasi l'uomo giusto  »

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$1,584,970 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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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 »


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 »


Frankie Stone: For reasons I can't go into and you don't wanna know about, I have to go to this wedding, and I need a date, and you'd be the exact, perfect guy. Now, this isn't a proposition; I just wanna know if you might think about maybe going with me.
Jeff Peters: A wedding? I don't know; I'm not very good with people.
Frankie Stone: Oh, they're not people, they're just my family.
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13 June 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film was my first introduction to John Malkovich. He stars in a dual role as the straight laced Dr. Jeff Peters and the fun loving android Ulysses. This is one of the few roles that Malkovich has done that really bring out his comedic side. The story goes as such: Frankie is a publicist that is hired by Chemtec to socialize an expensive android, Ulysses, before he journeys into space for 7 years. There are also hilarious supporting performances by Glenne Headley and Laurie Metcalf (Roseanne). This is a definate must-see comedy!!!!!

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