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Frankenhooker (1990)

 -  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 Franken
Joanne Ritchie ...
Mrs. Shelley
Patty Mullen ...
J.J. Clark ...
Mr. Shelley
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Dolores (as Carissa Channing)
Shirl Bernheim ...
Elizabeths Grandmother
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Newscaster
Helmar Augustus Cooper ...
Detective Anderson (as Helmar Cooper)
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Jeffreys 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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It's A Stitch! See more »

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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

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$2,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$205,068 (USA)
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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 »

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When handled, the body parts are obviously flimsy plastic objects, rather than large pieces of meat and bone. See more »

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Angel: Is it hot in here?
[she suddenly explodes]
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References Re-Animator (1985) See more »

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Pandora's Box
Written by Roger Greenawalt and Clifford Lane
Performed by Roger Greenawalt and Clifford Lane
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Truly brilliant horror/comedy.
8 May 2003 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

Frank Henenlotter's "Frankenhooker" is an excellent horror/comedy filled with gore and tongue-in-cheek humour.James Lorinz plays Jeffrey Franken,a young guy who is obsessed with medical experimentation.After his fiancee Elizabeth Shelley(Patty Mullen)is killed in an accident by a lawnmower,he makes plans to build a new body for her.In order to get the parts for the body he cruises New York's Times Square luring hookers with his explosive super-crack."Frankenhooker" is truly amusing-there are lawnmower mutilations,drills in the head and exploding hookers.So if you liked this one check out two other gems made by Henenlotter-"Basket Case" and "Brain Damage".My highest recommendation.


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