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

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Claire Timkin
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Richards
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Felix
Carole Davis ...
Roxie
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B.J. Wert (as Stephen Vinovich)
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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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$6,000,000 (estimated)

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$42,721,196 (USA)
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This movie is not the first time Kim Cattrall and G.W. Bailey worked together, as they were both cast in Police Academy (1984). See more »

Goofs

When Felix and Richards are chasing Jonathan's motorcycle through the streets, the road surface alternates between completely wet, completely dry and partly dry with puddles. See more »

Quotes

Armand: [Roxie is sitting on the edge of Armand's bed getting dressed, he is under a blanket, presumably naked... he looks under it and moans in disbelief] I don't understand it!
Armand: [Roxie continues dressing] This has never happened to Armand before, never!
Armand: [Roxie continues to ignore him] Maybe it's you! You're... so cold. So unfeeling!
Armand: [Roxie leaves] Where can I get a mannequin too?
[looks under blanket and moans again]
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Referenced in Supernatural: Mannequin 3: The Reckoning (2011) 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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