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Mannequin (1987)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Fantasy, Romance  |  13 February 1987 (USA)
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A young artist, searching for his vocation, makes a mannequin so perfect he falls in love with it. Finding the mannequin in a store window, he gets a job there and his creation comes to life.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Claire Timkin
Carole Davis ...
B.J. Wert (as Stephen Vinovich)
Christopher Maher ...
Phyllis Newman ...
Emmy's Mother
Phil Rubenstein ...
Mannequin Factory Boss
Jeffrey Lampert ...
Factory Worker
Kenneth Lloyd ...
Jake Jundef ...
Superkid (as Jake Jundeff)
Harvey Levine ...
Balloon Boss


Jonathan Switcher is a young artist. He just doesn't seem to last in any job he does. But when he builds a mannequin, he makes it so perfect, he falls in love with it. It is the first thing he has made that makes him feel like a real artist. The mannequin ends up in the window of a big department store. When he saves the life of an old lady who happens to be the owner of that store, he is rewarded by getting a job at the store as stock boy. Later the mannequin comes to life as Emmy, who was an ancient Egyptian living in the year 2514BC. The two redesign the window display to make it most eye catching in town. The store competitors are not happy and will do anything to stop them! Written by Sami Al-Taher <staher2000@yahoo.com>

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Release Date:

13 February 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Manequim  »

Box Office


$6,000,000 (estimated)


$42,721,196 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


James Spader and Andrew McCarthy also star together in Pretty in Pink (1986) and Less Than Zero (1987). See more »


Obvious stunt driver on the motorcycle trying to escape from Felix and Richards. See more »


Mrs. Claire Prince Timkin: I don't care if he puts a rubber glove on his head and runs naked around the store screaming, 'Hi! I'm a squid!'
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Referenced in Hitch (2005) See more »


Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now
Performed by Jefferson Starship
Produced by Narada Michael Walden
Courtesy of RCA/Ariola International
Words & Music by Albert Hammond and Diane Warren
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I Love This Movie. It Is So Enjoyable.
5 October 2004 | by (Western, NY) – See all my reviews

It's about a guy who is down on his luck has an incredible woman come into his life and make his life better. The only problem is that she is a mannequin who only comes to life when no one else is around.

Kim Cattrall is amazing. She is beautiful, sexy, fun, loving, and full of life. She makes the fantasy character ideal and personally I think that she deserves an award for this film. Andrew McCarthy is also very charismatic and likable in this film.

This movie is light, silly, funny, romantic, and very entertaining. It's a feel good movie definitely worth watching.


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