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When Victor Frankenstein rejects the artificial man he just created, the monster escapes and later swears revenge.

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In 1794, in the Arctic Sea, Captain Robert Walton is a man obsessed to reach the North Pole, pushing his crew to the exhaustion. When his ship hits an iceberg, she is stranded in the ice. Out of the blue, Captain Walton and his men overhear a dreadful cry and they see a stranger coming to the ship. He introduces himself and Victor Frankenstein and he tells to the captain the story of his life since he was a little boy in Geneva. Victor is a brilliant student and in love with his stepsister Elizabeth, an orphan that was raised by his father Baron Frankenstein. In 1793, Victor moves to Ingolstadt to study in the universe and he promises to get married to Elizabeth. In the school, Victor befriends Henry Clerval that becomes his best friend. Victor gets close to Professor Waldman and decides to create life to cheat death, but Waldman advises him that he should not try this experiment since the result would be an abomination. When Waldman dies, Victor steals his notes and tries to create ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for horrific images | See all certifications »

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4 November 1994 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£3,123,393 (UK) (11 November 1994)

Gross:

£5,723,059 (UK) (9 December 1994)
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Kate Winslet auditioned for the role of Elizabeth in Kenneth Branagh's Frankenstein. Helena Bonham Carter was selected for the role, but Branagh was so impressed by Winslet that he offered her the part of Ophelia in Hamlet (1996). Bonham Carter played Ophelia in 'Franco Zefferelli''s 1990 version of Hamlet (1990). See more »

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After Elizabeth lights herself on fire and runs down the hallway, she jumps off the staircase to the landing below. As she is falling towards the floor, you can see the floor is darkened with "soot" in the exact spot she is about to land before she hits. This shows evidence of previous takes but the floor was not cleaned between takes revealing the already scorched floor. See more »

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Henry Clerval: I'm here to become a mere doctor. I'm told that has something to do with healing the sick, which is a pity really, because I find sick people rather revolting.
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Horrifying... for the wrong reasons!
22 February 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I read Mary Shelley's Frankenstein for A Level English and we watched the film around the same time for Media Studies. I enjoyed the book and I am a big horror movie fan, but I thought this film was awful.

It is difficult to believe that with this title sticking closely to the book, and having such an impressive cast, that it could be so awful, but it is. There are times (often) when you should be horrified or scared, but will instead find yourself laughing.

It just didn't work and should be best forgotten! Spare yourselves and watch something else, Robert De Niro is in many many films a lot better than this, seek some of those out and avoid this turkey.


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