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Mannequin (1987)

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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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)
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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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Just because Jonathan's fallen in love with a piece of wood, it doesn't make him a dummy. See more »


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PG | See all certifications »

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13 February 1987 (USA)  »

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Perfect Timing  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

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$42,721,196 (USA)
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Of filming this movie, G.W. Bailey stated, "We didn't think it would ever be released. It was beyond silliness. We'd do outrageous double takes over the lines and say that we hadn't done this kind of stuff since high school. And the director would say, 'More. More. You're going in the right direction with it.' Going in the right direction! We didn't believe this. But suddenly the movie is released, and here's this old-fashioned, silly love story very loosely based on One Touch of Venus (1948) and there's not one dirty word in it, not one naked butt." The critics trampled the picture. The public, much to Bailey's surprise, loved it. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Armand: Roxy! Roxy, Roxy. You know what you need to do right now? You need to put him and this whole nasty affair out of your mind. Now, how is the best way to do that, huh? Huh? By having a night of distastable sex with someone you care absolutely nothing about! And proudly, I would like to be that person.
Roxie Shield: Fine, let's just go to your place.
Armand: Really?
Roxie Shield: Drive fast before I have second thoughts!
Armand: Armand is the wind!
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References Grand Hotel (1932) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Good fun and not too serious
17 December 2002 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I doubt that this is one of the best films ever made, but it is without a doubt one of the better films of the eighties. The acting from McCarthy and Cattrall is superb and the soundtrack is also credible. There are some bad points, but they only show if you analyse too cynically. Some call ti the seminal eighties movie, and rightfully so with many decade references and costume get ups, (think Hollywood Montross, and the scene where Emmy and Jonathon dance there way through the store) All in all a good movie, worthy of 4.5 out of 5 stars


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