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Making Mr. Right (1987)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi  |  3 April 1987 (USA)
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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
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Dr. Ramdas
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Don
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Ivy Stone
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Moe Glickstein
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Cercasi l'uomo giusto  »

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$1,584,970 (USA)
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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 »

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 »

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Over intercom at Chemtec: Paging Dr. Nebitol. Dr. Nebitol, your pizza is here.
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Happy Hula
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Written by Keith Papworth
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Not afraid to be brave
4 October 2000 | by (London, UK) – See all my reviews

This is a fantastic film, it really is. The director took a risk in casting a relatively unknown actress (Magnuson) in a lead role, but that risk paid off - she turned in a faultless, feisty performance, and I really believed that she was a top notch confidant businesswoman whose love life was a mess. John Malkovich is equally good, and it is so nice to see him cast against type and doing comedy for a change - and two roles to boot - which he manages very well. A far cry from "Dangerous Liaisons", Malkovich works hard to give the android depth and character, when Ulysses could have easily become so two-dimensional. Instead we have the pleasure of watching him grow and gradually develop the emotions and human characteristics that we take for granted, so that if you rewind and watch how Ulysses was at the beginning, he will seem completely different. Equally, Dr Peters, though arrogant and dispassionate, does evoke some sympathy and compassion with the audience. In an ironic turn, watch how machinelike Jeff seems in comparison to Ulysses towards the end, you will be surprised!

Brilliant! The scene at the wedding when Ulysses tells Frankie he loves her was perfect and particularly moving.


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