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Making Mr. Right (1987)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi | 3 April 1987 (USA)
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

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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
Sid Raymond ...
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)  »

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 »

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The morning after the wedding, when Steve Marcus gets into Frankie's car, his tie is untied. He has a cast on his right arm and is filmed from behind when they are talking. When the camera angle flips, his left arm (only one mobile) has not moved, yet his tie has a Windsor knot. See more »

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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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References E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) See more »

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Por Mas Que Quiera
By Taty Maldonido
Performed by El Gran Combo De Puerto Rico
Courtesy of Combo Records
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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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