Mannequin (1987) Poster



Director Michael Gottlieb got the idea for this film when he was walking by a store window and was startled to "see" a mannequin move by itself. He realized it was just an optical illusion caused by a combination of lights and shadows, but began to wonder what would happen if a mannequin actually DID come to life.
The "Illustra" scenes were filmed at a real department store, Boscov's. It easy to distinguish by the square chandeliers and neon department signs on the walls.
Originally, the lead part was written to be an older, lonely storekeeper, with Dudley Moore in mind for the role, but when Andrew McCarthy came on board, the part was rewritten to be the part of a young artist.
Jonathan Switcher wore bowling shoes throughout the movie.
David Isaacs & Ken Levine did an uncredited rewrite of the script. They later did a rewrite for Mannequin: On the Move (1991) for which they were credited.
Kim Cattrall who plays Emmy the mannequin, has a mole below the left side of her mouth. Anne Francis (I) who plays Marsha the Mannequin in Twilight Zone: The After Hours (1960), has a mole below the right side of her mouth.
The motorcycle owned by Jonathan (seen frequently in the movie and on the movie poster) is a 1986 Harley Davidson Sportster XLH 883.
Journey into the unknown a British TV series aired in 1968 featured a story about a young man called Albert (Dennis waterman) who sees in the display window of a department store an attractive dummy. It comes to life, and smiles at him, he falls in love and so gets a job at the store as a dresser.

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