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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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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13 February 1987 (USA)  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

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$42,721,196 (USA)
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The motorcycle owned by Jonathan (seen frequently in the movie and on the movie poster) is a 1986 Harley Davidson Sportster XLH 883. See more »

Goofs

When Jonathan Switcher attempts to play the store's magnificent organ; watch carefully as he isn't pressing down any of the keys. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Richards: You people that work at night scare me.
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Referenced in Supernatural: Mannequin 3: The Reckoning (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

In My Wildest Dreams
Performed by Belinda Carlisle
Produced by Bob Crewe and Jerry Corbetta
Courtesy of IRS Records
Words & Music by Bob Crewe, Jerry Corbetta and Charlotte Caffey
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I got a kick out of it!
27 February 2006 | by (WILMINGTON, NC) – See all my reviews

This is definitely for the love sick or the romantically challenged. Jonathan Switzer(Andrew McCarthy) is a very talented artist who seems to have a tough time keeping a job. However, his luck is just made when the mannequin he builds in his earlier job, comes to live whenever he's alone. The mannequin named Emmy(Kim Cattrall) who's desire for Jonathan is insatiable. Jonathan's friend Hollywood(Meshach Taylor, "Designing Women") wonders about him while he should worry about his own problems. I liked the small video Jonathan and Emmy made together wearing different outfits while "Do you Dream about Me?" was being played. I liked the flash scene. Then there's the scene between Felix(G.W. Bailey) and Switzer got into the brawl when he thinks Switzer is doing a "dummy". When Switzer rescue Emmy from the shredder, the curse was broken. And everyone got to see her including the bad guys. Hollywood needed a serious realty check, however Felix needs it way more. Because Hollywood says "I'm seeing, but I'm still don't believing" GET OVER IT Hollywood, SHE'S FOR REAL! Anyways, this is a great movie, I enjoyed it very well. Rating 3 out of 5 stars.


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