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
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Susan Berman ...
Ivy Stone
Suzy Duncan
Merwin Goldsmith ...
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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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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 »


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 »


Ulysses: If I were human, Frankie, it would be simple: I would fall in love with you.
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References E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) See more »


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25 July 2002 | by (Metairie, Louisiana) – See all my reviews

A sweet romantic comedy, that has an interesting twist. A image consultant named Frankie Stone(Ann Magnuson) who just dumped her philandering congressman boyfriend(Ben Masters). Is asked to help an android named Ulysses(John Malkovich), to help polish his social graces, before he is unvaled to the public. Much of the dismay of his of his creator Dr. Jeff Peters(Also John Malkovich). A good romantic comedy of it's time. Ann Magnuson is great. John Malkovich is terrific in duel roles has the sweet and sincere android Ulysses, and has the uptight and cynical Dr. Jeff Peters. A great movie to rent for your date.

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