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Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994)

When the brilliant, but unorthodox scientist, Dr. Victor Frankenstein, rejects the artificial man that he has created, the Creature 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 exhaustion. When his ship hits an iceberg, it 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 at the university and he promises to get married to Elizabeth. At the university, Victor befriends Henry Clerval who 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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$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,212,889, 6 November 1994, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$22,006,296

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$112,006,296
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Robert De Niro and Sir Ian Holm appeared in Brazil (1985). See more »

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When the creature punches Elizabeth through the heart, she turns her head to the side. Then as Victor and the other men shoot at the creature, Elizabeth is facing straight up. See more »

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Victor Frankenstein: I haven't got time to argue!
Elizabeth: Oh, isn't it convenient? Or doesn't it fit in with your plans? Don't you ever think of anything or anyone than yourself?
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Classy, gorgeous monster film
27 April 2008 | by See all my reviews

Written by Steph Lady and Frank Darabont (who later disowned this film) and ambitiously directed by Kenneth Branagh, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is a likable film which succeeds mostly in a refreshingly old-fashioned, Hammeresque vein. (I think Christopher Lee hated this movie and equally class-dripping Bram Stoker's Dracula because he felt that they were competing in the same area.) There's the classic monsters (Robert DeNiro!), the period sets, the lovely heroines in the lovely period costumes, the beautiful and suitably turbulent score... Certainly not a perfect film, but as a classy, gorgeous monster movie, it is a woefully underrated one.


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