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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?


The organ Jonathan Switcher sits at in the dance sequence is an actual organ in the John Wanamaker building in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is the largest operational pipe organ in the world. See more »


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 »


Jonathan Switcher: I'm helping Hollywood with the window.
Felix: Oh the little Mary has an assistant now? Where do you people come from?
Jonathan Switcher: Ohio.
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Delightful screwball comedy from the '80s...
25 May 2008 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

The low IMDb rating for MANNEQUIN is imbecilic. This is a thoroughly delightful mixture of madcap comedy and romance, played to the hilt by a sparkling cast of players who all have a gift for comedy.

ANDREW McCARTHY is at his best as a young man drifting from job to job who ends up employed by ESTELLE GETTY at her almost defunct department store. It isn't until he gets real inspiration for window displays from a mannequin who becomes a real person whenever others aren't around, that the picture soars into romantic fantasy. KIM CATTRALL is the gorgeous dummy who comes to life and wins the heart of the hero who is at first reluctant to believe his own eyes.

The sets and costumes are fantastic, the supporting cast is excellent and the script stays in high gear until the last twenty minutes when things get a little too hectic, even for a comedy/fantasy. But it's all in good fun, a cheerful flick easily enjoyable if you like fantasies of this kind and all of it is well photographed in pleasing color with splendid sets.

ANDREW McCARTHY, KIM CATTRALL, JAMES SPADER (especially funny as a smarmy business man), and G.W. BAILEY (as the night detective) all demonstrate a flair for comedy in roles they obviously enjoyed playing.

Well worth watching.

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