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Doctor Franken (1980)

Unrated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | TV Movie 13 January 1980
Manhattan surgeon Franken rebuilds the broken body of a John Doe patient with spare parts.


Jeff Lieberman (story), Mary Shelley (novel) | 2 more credits »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Vaughn ... Dr. Arno Franken
Robert Perault Robert Perault ... John Doe - Room 841
David Selby ... Dr. Mike Foster
Teri Garr ... Kelli Fisher
Josef Sommer ... Mr. Parker
Cynthia Harris ... Anita Franken
Addison Powell ... Dr. Eric Kerwin
Takayo Doran Takayo Doran ... Claire
Claiborne Cary Claiborne Cary ... Jenny
Nicolas Surovy ... Martin Elson
Rudolph Willrich Rudolph Willrich ... Arthur Gurnsey
Sam Schacht Sam Schacht ... Lieutenant Pearson
Conchetta Tolman Conchetta Tolman ... Reporter
Ted Sorel ... Gerald Blake (as Theodore Sorel)
Sylvia Lowe Sylvia Lowe ... Mrs. Parker


Manhattan surgeon Franken rebuilds the broken body of a John Doe patient with spare parts.

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Release Date:

13 January 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dr. Franken See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Titus Productions See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Classic Horror
17 November 2015 | by jacobjohntaylor1See all my reviews

This is a modern day remake of Frankenstein and it is a great movie. The 1931 version is better. But still this is a great movie. Doctor Franken is a doctor who whats people to live forever. So he creates a man out of dead body parts. The brings it to life. This movie has a great story line. It also has great acting. It also has great special effects. Robert Vaughn is a great actor. Robert Perault was a great actor. Frankenstein (1994) is a better movie. But still this is a great movie. It is very scary. It one of the best horror movies of all time. If you get a chance to see this movie do so. It is great 10 out 10. This is a must see.

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