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Frankenhooker (1990)

R  |   |  Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi  |  1 June 1990 (USA)
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A medical student sets out to recreate his decapitated fiancée by building her a new body made of Manhattan street hookers.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jeffrey
Joanne Ritchie ...
Mrs. Shelley
Patty Mullen ...
J.J. Clark ...
Mr. Shelley
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Dolores (as Carissa Channing)
Shirl Bernheim ...
Elizabeth's Grandmother
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Newscaster
Helmar Augustus Cooper ...
Detective Anderson (as Helmar Cooper)
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Jeffrey's Mother
John Zacherle ...
Weatherman
Charlotte J. Helmkamp ...
Honey (as Charlotte Helmkamp)
Kimberly Taylor ...
Amber
Shirley Stoler ...
Joseph Gonzalez ...
Zorro
Ari M. Roussimoff ...
Zorro's Customer (as Ari Roussimoff)
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Storyline

A medical school dropout loses his fiancée in a tragic lawnmower incident, and decides to bring her back. Unfortunately, he was only able to save her head, so he goes to the red light district in the city and lures prostitutes into a hotel room so he can get parts for his girlfriend. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Rated R for gore, drugs and sensuality, and for language | See all certifications »

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1 June 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

FRanken Puta  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$205,068 (USA)
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Trivia

The brain with the eye in the beginning of the film is based on the advertisements for The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962). See more »

Goofs

Incorrectly regarded as goof: As 'Frankenhooker' is an homage to writer Mary Shelley, the 'Frankenstein' films and the low budget gore movies of the 1960s and 1970s, the FX, make-up and prosthetics are deliberately clumsy. See more »

Quotes

Jeffreys Mother: Oh Jeffrey! I'm worried about you.
Jeffrey Franken: Yeah, well so am I, Ma. Something is happening to me that I just don't understand. I can't think straight anymore. Like my reasoning is all twisted and distorted, you know? I seem to be disassociating myself from reality more and more each day. I'm antisocial and becoming dangerously amoral. I've lost the ability to distinguish right from wrong, good from bad. I'm scared, Ma. I mean I feel like I'm plunging headfirst into some kind of black void of sheer, ...
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Referenced in Basket Case 3 (1991) See more »

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Love Handgrenade
Written by Roger Greenawalt and Clifford Lane
Performed by Roger Greenawalt and Clifford Lane
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Two words: exploding hookers!
20 May 2001 | by See all my reviews

A Hennelotter classic!

This was one of Bill Murray's favorite movies (I remember reading a Fangoria article with Hennelotter telling Bill Murray constantly catching screenings of this movie)

And who could hate a video box that had a button to press to hear "Wanna Date?"

10/10 a pure classic


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