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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

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

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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When she comes to life, anything can happen! See more »


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13 February 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Manequim  »

Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$42,721,196 (USA)
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Trivia

Director Michael Gottlieb got the idea for this film when he was walking by a store window and was startled to "see" a mannequin move by itself. He realized it was just an optical illusion caused by a combination of lights and shadows, but began to wonder what would happen if a mannequin actually DID come to life. See more »

Goofs

Right after Hollywood tells Switcher that all the girl mannequins are gone. The following shot shows Switcher in the display window where Emmy was and there is still a girl mannequin in the display window. See more »

Quotes

Mannequin Factory Boss: You know you could get the dummy of the week award Switcher.
Jonathan Switcher: She turned out pretty good, didn't she.
Mannequin Factory Boss: I wasn't talking about her.
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Cave Dwellers (1991) See more »

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My Girl
Performed by The Temptations
Produced by Smokey Robinson (as William Robinson) & Ronald White
Courtesy of Motown Records Corp.
Words & Music by Smokey Robinson (as William Robinson) & Ronald White
Published by Jobete Music Co. Inc.
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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.

10/10


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