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Edward Rugoff (written by) &
Michael Gottlieb (written by)
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Release Date:
13 February 1987 (USA) See more »
Coming To Life February 13th. See more »
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Nominated for Oscar. Another 5 wins & 3 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Andrew McCarthy ... Jonathan Switcher

Kim Cattrall ... Emmy

Estelle Getty ... Claire Timkin

James Spader ... Richards

G.W. Bailey ... Felix
Carole Davis ... Roxie

Steve Vinovich ... B.J. Wert (as Stephen Vinovich)

Christopher Maher ... Armand

Meshach Taylor ... Hollywood
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
Thomas J. McCarthy ... Head Gardener
Pat Ryan ... Pizzeria Manager (as R.L. Ryan)
Glenn Davish ... Effete Executive
Steve Lippe ... Male Sales Clerk
Lee Golden ... Wino
Vernon R. DeVinney ... Older Man in Boardroom

Olivia Frances Williams ... Woman in Boardroom
Charles Lord ... Man in Boardroom (as Charles N. Lord)
Ben Hammer ... Hans the Maitre d'
Jane Moore ... Tina
Jane Carol Simms ... Lupe
Judi Goldhand ... Mrs. Thomas

Lara Harris ... Mannequin in Photo Window
Dan Lounsbery ... Senior Citizen (as Dan Lounsberry)
Kitty Minehart ... Senior Citizen
Katherine Conklin ... Wert's Secretary

Andrew Hill Newman ... Compactor Room Janitor
Bill Greene ... Police Officer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nancy Kirk ... Shopper (uncredited)
Fred J. Lauver ... Pursuing Guard on Stairs (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Gottlieb 
Writing credits
Edward Rugoff (written by) &
Michael Gottlieb (written by)

Produced by
Joseph Farrell .... executive producer
Art Levinson .... producer
Catherine Paura .... associate producer
Catherine Paura .... co-producer
Edward Rugoff .... executive producer
Original Music by
Sylvester Levay 
Cinematography by
Tim Suhrstedt (director of photography) (as Timothy Suhrstedt)
Film Editing by
Richard Halsey 
Frank E. Jimenez  (as Frank Jimenez)
Casting by
Marci Liroff 
Production Design by
Josan F. Russo  (as Josan Russo)
Art Direction by
Richard Amend 
Set Decoration by
Cricket Rowland  (as Elise 'Cricket' Rowland)
Costume Design by
Lisa Jensen 
Makeup Department
Richard Arrington .... makeup artist
Theresa Giraldi .... assistant makeup artist
Peter Tothpal .... hair stylist
Production Management
John J. Smith .... production manager
Norman Wallerstein .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Carla Corwin .... second second assistant director
Michael Haley .... first assistant director
Buddy Joe Hooker .... second unit director
James W. Skotchdopole .... second assistant director (as James Skotchdopole)
Stephen Traxler .... second unit director (uncredited)
Art Department
John Cassel .... construction coordinator
Norman Dodge .... swing gang
Al Eisenmann .... property master
Kevin Emery .... labor foreman
Abbee Goldstein .... assistant set decorator
Joanne Gurcsick .... swing gang
Jessie Horack .... painter
Frank Leasure .... construction foreman
Kara Lindstrom .... assistant set decorator
Donald Mills .... lead carpenter
Joe Mirvis .... assistant prop master
Dan Schwartz .... swing gang
Barbara J. Taylor .... scenic artist (as Barbara Taylor)
Fred Tuch .... storyboard artist
Michael A. Velto .... scenic artist
Tanya Wolf-Ragis .... sculptor: mannequin (as Tanya Wolf-Ragir)
Ej Hanna .... carpenter (uncredited)
Roberta Zislis .... painter (uncredited)
Sound Department
Rick Alexander .... re-recording mixer (as Dick Alexander)
Jan Brodin .... sound mixer
Mary Jo Devenney .... boom operator
Jim Fitzpatrick .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Les Fresholtz .... re-recording mixer
Carl Mahakian .... sound editor
David Pettijohn .... sound editor
Vern Poore .... re-recording mixer
Jack Schrader .... adr editor
William L. Stevenson .... supervising sound editor (as William Stevenson)
Jay Wilkinson .... sound editor
Special Effects by
Phil Cory .... special effects
Hans Metz .... assistant special effects
Ray Svedin .... assistant special effects
Visual Effects by
Don Waller .... animator (uncredited)
Bobby Bass .... stunts
Paul Bucossi .... stunts
Peter Bucossi .... stunts
Lisa Cain .... stunts
Joan Cunningham .... stunts
Jeffrey J. Dashnaw .... stunts (as Jeff Dashnaw)
Steve M. Davison .... stunts (as Steve Davison)
Frank Ferrara .... stunts
Billy Hank Hooker .... stunts (as Hank Hooker)
Buddy Joe Hooker .... stunt coordinator
Hugh Hooker .... stunts
Carol Neilson .... stunts (as Carol Lee Neilson)
Phil Neilson .... stunts (as Philip G. Neilson)
Pat Romano .... stunts (as Patrick Romano)
Ronnie Rondell Jr. .... stunts (as Ronnie Rondell)
R.A. Rondell .... stunts
Scott Wilder .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Gale M. Adler .... still photographer (as Gale Adler)
Kevin Brennan .... gaffer
Tony Cutuli .... grip
Matt Douglas .... electrician
Steve Dubin .... director of photography: second unit
David M. Ferrara .... electrician (as David Ferrara)
Scott Guthrie .... best boy electric
Don Hayashi .... assistant camera: second unit
Mark Karen .... first assistant camera
Harry B. Koplin .... grip (as Harry Koplin)
Adrian Licciardi .... second assistant camera
Matt McAnany .... electrician
David W. Nims .... grip (as David Nims)
Joe-Joe Presson .... best boy grip (as Joseph Presson)
John Savka .... key grip
Michael Paris .... still photographer (uncredited)
Animation Department
Sally Cruikshank .... animation sequence producer
Gerry Woolery .... animation team: Playhouse Pictures
Ted Woolery .... animation team: Playhouse Pictures
Casting Department
Dorian Dunas .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joan Cunningham .... assistant costumer
Lesley Neufeld .... costume supervisor (as Lesley Nicholson)
Editorial Department
Cheryl Bloch .... assistant editor
Dennis Brookins .... negative cutter
Bob Hagans .... color timer (as Robert Hagans)
David Jimenez .... apprentice editor
Ann Meade Johnson .... post-production associate
Location Management
Stephen Traxler .... location manager
Music Department
Daniel Bates .... music engineer
Christopher Brooks .... music editor (as Chris Brooks)
Transportation Department
Roger Bojarski .... transportation captain
Arthur F. 'Mickey' McAteer .... transportation coordinator (as Mickey McAteer)
John Morrone III .... transportation co-captain (as John Marrone)
Other crew
Cyd Adams .... production assistant
Bruce Bahrenburg .... unit publicist
Victor Black .... craft service
Thomas 'Doc' Boguski .... production assistant (as Tom Boguski)
Benita Brazier .... script supervisor
Selma Brown .... location auditor
Bonnie Bruman .... assistant: Mr. Gottlieb and Mr. Rugoff
Eric Chung .... location projectionist (as Erik Chung)
Chris Connors .... production assistant
Dennis Davidson .... Public relations representation: international
James De Wees .... police liaison: Philadelphia
Kim Deen .... assistant location auditor
Frank Di Sesso .... dog trainer
Brian Gaughan .... production assistant
Marsha Bentley Hale .... researcher: mannequins (as Marsha Bently Hale)
Peggy Jimenez .... production assistant
Mike Levinson .... production assistant
Mark Mrnka .... production intern
Vincent Paterson .... choreographer
Constance G. Rowbotham .... production office coordinator (as Constance Rowbotham)
Mark Steensland .... production intern
Jayne Walko .... production office assistant
Joan Cunningham .... production assistant (uncredited)
T.J. Healy II .... production assistant (uncredited)
Kimberly Weeks .... production assistant (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
90 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Kim Cattrall, who plays Emmy the mannequin, has a mole below the left side of her mouth. Anne Francis, who plays Marsha the Mannequin in "The Twilight Zone: The After Hours (#1.34)" (1960), has a mole below the right side of her mouth.See more »
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
[Hollywood just caught Jonathan kissing Emmy as she assumes mannequin form]
Hollywood Montrose:At least she'll never tell you that your hips are too fat.
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24 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Good fun and not too serious, 17 December 2002
Author: Shippmeister from Australia

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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