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Frankenstein (2004)

TV Movie  |   |  Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi  |  10 October 2004 (USA)
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Two hundred years after Mary Shelley's novel the brilliant but mad Doctor has sustained his creature and himself over two centuries through genetic experimentation. In present-day America ... See full summary »

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Two hundred years after Mary Shelley's novel the brilliant but mad Doctor has sustained his creature and himself over two centuries through genetic experimentation. In present-day America Detective O'Connor is investigating a series of horrific murders which leads her to the doctor and his creature. What she uncovers reveals the strange evolution the doctor and his creation undergo over the course of two centuries and the divergent paths creator and monster take in pursuing good or evil. Written by dumpster_cakes

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Frankenstein - Auf der Jagd nach seinem Schöpfer  »

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The concept for this telefilm was originally developed by Dean R. Koontz and collaborator Kevin Anderson, and intended as a television series. When USA Networks joined the project as production company and distributor, Koontz signed on as screenwriter and executive producer. Martin Scorsese also signed on as executive producer, and a cast (most of whom were in the final product) was assembled. Following creative disputes between USA and Koontz, both Koontz and Scorsese left the project (Scorsese was later convinced to return). Koontz and Anderson later developed the concept into a series of novels (as "Dean Koontz' Frankenstein"), but Koontz allowed USA to use the names of his characters as long as they altered the plot and removed his name from all consideration. See more »

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Detective Carson O'Conner: The M.E should be about done. I'm gonna hit the morgue tonight.
Detective Michael Sloane: Great
[throws hotdog into the trash]
Detective Michael Sloane: Hey look, why don't we blow off the morgue? Look between the department and your brother, you don't sleep.
Detective Carson O'Conner: So which isn't important my job or my brother?
Detective Michael Sloane: I just-I just think you should take a break once in a while.
Detective Carson O'Conner: The surgeon's not taking a break.
Detective Michael Sloane: Hey even the psychical killers take the occasional nap, you know. Go see a movie.
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Written by Spencer Proffer and Steve Plunkett
Performed by Trust Company (as The Trust Company)
Courtesy of Geffen Records
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Disappointing and disjointed effort
4 July 2013 | by (Los Angeles, Ca) – See all my reviews

When a New Orleans detective finds a series of strange mutilations and deaths to be the cause of the fanatical doctor and his creations trying to continue their work, she teams up with a sympathetic work to stop him before his rampage spreads throughout the city.

This was a pretty disappointing and not all that worthwhile effort that had a few potentially intriguing moments about it. One of the better elements here was the use of the novel to make the new story come around, as it manages to make a lot of the same elements together here in a modern-day take that feels like a true connection between the two, which is quite unique. As well, there's a lot more action to be found in the later half here with several different encounters with the creatures and the victims, a nice shoot-out in a dank factory and some actual energy that makes for an overall enjoyable time here. It's all too late, though, since the first half of this is all pretty much a lame police investigation that isn't in the slightest bit interesting as there's nothing that comes of it as all we do is stumble upon the bodies after- the-fact and there's nothing of interest there when it's not shown. Even then there's not a lot going on with the story until the revelation of the increased organ-count that brings about the experimental genetics angle that carries the story onward, and more so for the fact that, as it's a pilot for a never-filmed TV series there's just way too many hanging story lines that aren't explained the lack of excitement in this section is hammered home even further.

Rated R: Graphic Violence, Language and a mild sex scene.


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