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Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde (1995)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 25 August 1995 (USA)
New York City, Dr. Richard Jacks is a creator of perfumes. He spends all of his days try to invent the next best thing in the industry. His girlfriend, Sarah, sometimes gets pushed to the ... See full summary »

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Helen Hyde
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Dr. Richard Jacks
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Sarah Carver
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Oliver Mintz
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Yves DuBois
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Valerie
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Pete Walston
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Mrs. Unterveldt
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Larry
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Mrs. Mintz
John Franklyn-Robbins ...
Prof. Manning
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Lawyer
Jane Connell ...
Aunt Agatha
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DuBois' Psychiatrist
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Paparazzi Lady / Party Lady
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New York City, Dr. Richard Jacks is a creator of perfumes. He spends all of his days try to invent the next best thing in the industry. His girlfriend, Sarah, sometimes gets pushed to the side, but he loves her. One day, he discovers that his great-grandfather,Dr. Jekyll, was a scientist with a secret: a revolutionary discovery. Richard tries to follow in footsteps of his Dr. Jekyll and creates perfumes, each greater than the next. But one gives him more than he bargained for. Richard is transformed into the buxom bombshell, Helen Hyde. Helen is a powerhouse and a woman with a plan. The catch is, Richard doesn't know she exists. As he finds himself in situations that are more ridiculous than the last, Richard becomes aware of his alter ego and makes a plan to get rid of her once and for all. But, Helen's career is growing, she won't go without a fight. Written by moddydhoo

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A comedy about an experiment that got WAY OUT of control! See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for crude sex-related scenes and humor, nudity and brief strong language | See all certifications »
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25 August 1995 (USA)  »

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Dr Džekil i gospođa Hajd  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)

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$2,763,020 (USA)
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Director David Price and actress Lysette Anthony met on the set of this film and later married. See more »

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In several scenes we see Richard walking into a room wearing women's clothing having just transformed back from Helen. None of the clothes in any of the scenes have torn or been even slightly stretched, a seeming impossibility given the difference in size between Richard and Helen. See more »

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Pete Walston: [when Helen suddenly grows a mustach and frantically tries to cover it up with makeup] I've got a caulking gun 'cause that ain't gonna do it.
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Version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941) See more »

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Girl U Want
Performed by Devo
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Nowhere near as bad as they said it was
27 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was pretty impressed with the movie, considering it was on almost every critic's Top 10 Worst List the year it came out and did poorly at the box office. It's certainly not a first-class comedy, but it made me laugh. Many of the gags are predictable, but even predictable gags can work at times. In one funny scene, Tim Daly writes on his naked body that he slept with his two male bosses, expecting that he was going to morph into Sean Young at a certain time, the executives would see her and her reputation would be ruined. But he doesn't morph into her, the execs walk in, and he's totally humiliated. An undeniably cheap gag, but funny nonetheless. The cast is good. Tim Daly, despite his experience with comedy on the hit sitcom "Wings," is an unusual choice for this comic lead, but his low-key approach works. I read in the trivia that Jim Carrey was originally going to take on the role. I think if Carrey were to play the role, he would've hammed it up to the extreme, unlike Daly who does a fine job at keeping a straight face in each ridiculous situation. Jeremy Piven is almost always amusing, and he steals the show in the few scenes he's in. Though Sean Young's career has faded lately, she's by no means a no-talent. Not to mention she's quite easy on the eyes. Harvey Fierstein is hilarious as a gay man who suddenly starts having feelings for women, once he meets Ms. Hyde. One thing's for sure: You will never see another movie where Fierstein's in bed, having a post-coital cigarette with a woman. My only minor criticism is that the low production values are pretty obvious. And this is yet another movie that is set in New York, yet doesn't even make an attempt to disguise the fact that it was shot in Canada. Showing establishing shots of the Manhattan skyline just helps prove that it wasn't set in NY.


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