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Writers (WGA):
Mary Shelley (book)
Mark Kruger (teleplay)
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Release Date:
5 October 2004 (USA) See more »
A classic tale of undying love.
Another adaption of Mary Shelley's novel about a scientist who brings life to a creature fashioned from corpses and various body parts.
Won Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Finally, the book comes to the screen See more (29 total) »


 (Series Cast Summary - 1 of 41)

William Hurt ... Professor Waldman (2 episodes, 2004)

Series Directed by
Kevin Connor (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Mark Kruger (unknown episodes)
Mary Shelley (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Kevin Bocarde .... supervising producer (unknown episodes)
H. Daniel Gross .... co-executive producer (unknown episodes)
Robert Halmi Jr. .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Roger La Page .... co-producer (unknown episodes)
Larry Levinson .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Nick Lombardo .... co-executive producer (unknown episodes)
Michael Moran .... co-executive producer (unknown episodes)
Therese Ryan .... co-executive producer (unknown episodes)
Steven Squillante .... co-executive producer (unknown episodes)
James Wilberger .... producer (unknown episodes)
Lars Erik Ørgersen .... line producer: Norway (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Roger Bellon (unknown episodes)
Series Cinematography by
Alan Caso (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Jennifer Jean Cacavas (unknown episodes)
Series Casting by
Gillian Hawser (unknown episodes)
Matthew Lessall (unknown episodes)
Lenka Stefankovicova (unknown episodes)
Series Production Design by
Jonathan A. Carlson (unknown episodes)
Series Art Direction by
Viera Dandova (unknown episodes)
Series Set Decoration by
Stano Mozny (unknown episodes)
Series Costume Design by
Barbara Lane (unknown episodes)
Series Makeup Department
Christopher Burdett .... creature effects designer (unknown episodes)
Jason Collins .... supervisor: Almost Human (unknown episodes)
Gabriel De Cunto .... special makeup effects department head (unknown episodes)
Beatrix Dollingerova .... key makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Robert Hall .... special makeup designer: Almost Human (unknown episodes)
Katka Horska .... assistant hair stylist / assistant makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Martin Jankovic .... assistant makeup artist / makeup artist: second unit (unknown episodes)
Ludka Kovacikova .... second hair stylist (unknown episodes)
Maria Lojanova .... second makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Debbie Mezera .... office manager: Almost Human Inc (unknown episodes)
Viera Rajtárová .... assistant hair stylist (unknown episodes)
Megan Tanner .... makeup artist: Luke Goss (unknown episodes)
Stefania Zarecka .... key hair stylist (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Amy Chance .... production supervisor (unknown episodes)
Norma Kleinová .... production manager: Norway (unknown episodes)
Pearl A. Lucero .... assistant production manager (unknown episodes)
Richard Morain .... post-production supervisor (unknown episodes)
Marian Postihac .... production manager: Slovakia (unknown episodes)
Tony Roman .... post-production supervisor (unknown episodes)
Therese Ryan .... executive in charge of production (unknown episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Réka Belsô .... second second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Brano Binda .... first assistant director: second unit (unknown episodes)
Michelangelo Csaba Bolla .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
Miro Gábor .... second unit director (unknown episodes)
Peter Palka .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Lukas Zednikovic .... second assistant director: second unit (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Tomas Bakocka .... swing gang (unknown episodes)
Tomas Berka .... construction coordinator (unknown episodes)
Peter Cuvarsky .... greensman (unknown episodes)
Sylvain Despretz .... storyboard artist (unknown episodes)
Milan Jaycay .... props: second unit (unknown episodes)
Peter Juhász .... lead man (unknown episodes)
Juraj Kriha .... set dresser (unknown episodes)
Lubomir Ondrus .... draftsman (unknown episodes)
Igor Pavlovic .... swing gang (unknown episodes)
Martin Ragala .... props: second unit (unknown episodes)
Jana Rostasova .... draftswoman (unknown episodes)
Ivan Varinsky .... construction buyer (unknown episodes)
Dalibor Vasica .... construction foreman (unknown episodes)
Jeanina Vasilescu .... assistant art director (unknown episodes)
Jan Ziska .... swing gang (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Vladislav Boyadjiev .... ProTools engineer (unknown episodes)
John Brasher .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Jason Brennan .... sound engineer (unknown episodes)
Lorita de la Cerna .... adr mixer (unknown episodes)
Paul J. Diller .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
Roberto Domínguez .... foley mixer (unknown episodes)
Mark Ettel .... sound effects mixer / sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Eric Hoeschen .... foley artist (unknown episodes)
David Lynch .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
Rick MacLane .... sound engineer (unknown episodes)
Juraj Oravec .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
Peter Polak .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
Paul Ratajczak .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Trevor Sperry .... adr mixer (unknown episodes)
Marco Streccioni .... sound engineer (unknown episodes)
Otis Van Osten .... sound effects designer / sound supervisor (unknown episodes)
Boyadjiev Vladislav .... sound assistant (unknown episodes)
Michael Wetherwax .... dialogue editor (unknown episodes)
Kenneth Young .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
Series Special Effects by
Tissi Brandhofer .... special effects supervisor (unknown episodes)
Scotty Fields .... lab technician: Almost Human (unknown episodes)
Milan Rakicky .... special effects assistant (unknown episodes)
Suli Rakicky .... special effects (unknown episodes)
Jozef Taptik .... special effects: second unit (unknown episodes)
Series Visual Effects by
Roland Friedrich .... Flame artist (unknown episodes)
Miro Gal .... Flame artist (unknown episodes)
Helena Keslova .... Flame artist (unknown episodes)
Vít Komrzý .... visual effects coordinator (unknown episodes)
Viktor Muller .... visual effects supervisor (unknown episodes)
Peter Nemec .... Flame artist (unknown episodes)
Jiri Stamfest .... matte painter (unknown episodes)
Jan Vseticek .... visual effects producer (unknown episodes)
David Vána .... Flame artist / visual effects supervisor (unknown episodes)
Series Stunts
Marek Borik .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Tomas Celec .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Monika Fiserova .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
Vladimir 'Furdo' Furdik .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
Stefan Gal .... stunt driver (unknown episodes)
Michaela Hornanska .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Marek Horvath .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Roman Jankovic .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Miroslav Kadlecik .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Branislav Martinak .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Lubomir Misak .... stunt rigger / stunts (unknown episodes)
Dusan Prvy .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Michael Sandala .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Stefan Bucka .... first assistant camera: second unit (unknown episodes)
Ivan Fabo .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Viktor Fancovic .... first assistant camera: second camera (unknown episodes)
Rasto Gore .... best boy electric (unknown episodes)
Miro Gábor .... cinematographer: second unit (unknown episodes)
Roman Hloben .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Peter Hyks .... camera operator: second camera (unknown episodes)
Rasto Janosik .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Ladislav Janostak .... camera loader (unknown episodes)
Tomas Juricek .... camera operator: second camera (unknown episodes)
Samir Kadric .... rigging best boy (unknown episodes)
Jeff Levy .... chief lighting technician (unknown episodes)
Julius Liebenberger .... second assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Peter Ochaba .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Miroslav Sarlej .... generator operator (unknown episodes)
Zdeno Seman .... grip: second unit (unknown episodes)
Jan Skerda .... grip / key grip: second unit (unknown episodes)
Miroslav Skultety .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Stanislav Supek .... electrician: second unit (unknown episodes)
Joseph Takacs .... first assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Emil Tardik .... best boy grip (unknown episodes)
Lubomir Velicky .... generator operator (unknown episodes)
Tony Whitman .... key grip (unknown episodes)
Ken Woroner .... still photographer (unknown episodes)
Peter Zalubel .... second assistant camera: second unit (unknown episodes)
Jozef Zeman .... dolly grip (unknown episodes)
Rasto Zrnek .... second assistant camera: second camera (unknown episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jana Janková .... on-set costumer (unknown episodes)
Renata Kerulová .... on-set costumer / wardrobe: second unit (unknown episodes)
Borys Mecele .... tailor (unknown episodes)
Darina Suranová .... costume supervisor (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Thomas A. Krueger .... assistant editor (unknown episodes, 2004)
Todd Dusenbury .... dailies colorist (unknown episodes)
Charlotte Grau .... colorist (unknown episodes)
Jan Popiden .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Frank Sharp .... post-production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Jeremy Sherlick .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Carl Sealove .... music editor (unknown episodes)
Series Transportation Department
Viliam Richter .... transportation coordinator (unknown episodes)
Martin Stubniak .... transportation captain (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Einar Loftesnes .... coordinator Norway (unknown episodes, 2004)
Dara Brewer .... account manager (unknown episodes)
Vladimir Burianek .... assistant location manager (unknown episodes)
Pavel Cizek .... assistant location manager (unknown episodes)
Matt Fitzsimons .... production executive (unknown episodes)
Michael Frayeh .... first assistant accountant (unknown episodes)
John Frick .... post-production accountant (unknown episodes)
Rudolf Fricman .... accountant: Slovakia (unknown episodes)
Jana Garajova .... assistant to producers (unknown episodes)
Karin Grofova .... assistant: Luke Goss (unknown episodes)
Milan Hulik .... location manager (unknown episodes)
Bill Jacks .... staff production associate (unknown episodes)
Veronika Keracikova .... production secretary (unknown episodes)
Juraj Kralik .... assistant accountant: Slovakia (unknown episodes)
Rasto Kuril .... set production assistant (unknown episodes)
Marek Mackovic .... key production assistant (unknown episodes)
Vlado Magal .... assistant location manager (unknown episodes)
Dusan Majtas .... dog wrangler (unknown episodes)
Maeve Mannion .... production accountant (unknown episodes)
Juraj Ocenas .... armorer (unknown episodes)
Silvia Panakova .... assistant production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Robert Pfeffer .... production accounting manager (unknown episodes)
Marek Pospech .... dog wrangler (unknown episodes)
Laura Sivakova .... script supervisor (unknown episodes)
Jana Sukenikova .... script supervisor: second unit (unknown episodes)
Stefan Sulo .... set production assistant (unknown episodes)
Richard 'Yogi' Vadovic .... office production assistant (unknown episodes)
Steven Weigle .... development assistant (unknown episodes)
Tami Wineberg .... unit publicist (unknown episodes)
Dale Wyatt .... dialogue coach (unknown episodes)

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USA:204 min | UK:169 min (DVD) (2 parts)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Continuity: As Eva is counting the ducks in the pond, the water is brown and murky. However, when the Creature is standing over her, the water is clear enough to see his reflection.See more »
Victor Frankenstein:If an artist can create beauty with paint and brushes then why can't a scientist create life with flesh and bone?See more »
Movie Connections:
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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Finally, the book comes to the screen, 16 December 2009
Author: rooprect from New York City

There are 2 kinds of people in this world: those who have read Frankenstein and those who haven't. I urge everyone to join the ranks of the former. Mary Shelly's novel is one of the greatest tales since Faust, full of philosophy, theology and studies of the human condition. It ain't about a green lummox with electricians boots and bolts through his neck, lumbering through villages as if he's murderously constipated.

In this adaptation, we get the original intent of the author. The creature is a protagonist, not a villain. He is intelligent, well spoken, driven by the same thing that drives most of us: a desire to love & be loved. And like any newborn child, he doesn't know the rules of society and morality, although he learns quickly.

If you expect to see a horror flick, you'll be very disappointed. There aren't many scares in this movie, and there's a lot of dialogue which may make things seem slow. In fact, a cursory glance at comments tells me that most of the negative opinions were from students who were forced to watch this for a lit class, and they thought it was too long. Sure. But that's how books are, kids. Overall, this was a pretty faithful re-telling.

In particular, I was thrilled to see that this film stayed true to the book by relating the whole story through flashbacks told to the Arctic ship captain (excellently played by Donald Sutherland). This creates an "envelope" around the tale which adds suspense and chills, literally.

Another highlight was the showdown between the creature and his creator. This was brilliantly done, shot in a superb mountaintop setting in Slovakia, and the acting talents of both Goss & Newman really came through.

Other scenes were not as impressive, and at times you might find yourself thinking it's a bit melodramatic. But at least it didn't sink into Kenneth Branagh territory ;) A small criticism I have is that I didn't quite understand the importance of William Hurt's character who was invented solely for this film (not in the book). His presence did add something to the production, but at the same time it introduced a new sub-theme that may have taken away from the original focus. Eh, who cares, Hurt did a good job and I found myself wishing he had more scenes.

Oh, one big gripe I have is that they suddenly made the creature kill at random, even mangling poor unsuspecting bunny rabbits. Wassup wit dat? It's like Mary Shelley meets Glenn Close. lol. I guess the filmmakers added that to wake up the audience a bit.

Luke Goss (the creature) is the shining star of this production. It's odd, because in the DVD interviews he admits to never having read the book; yet his portrayal was right on ...truly the best depiction of the creature I've ever seen, conveying both ferocity and intellect while eliciting our sympathies. For that, I think this is a great work which, I would hope, might tear down the goofy image of the monster we've lived with for the last 80 years.

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