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Dr. Heckyl and Mr. Hype (1980)

An ugly, misshapen podiatrist ingests a formula made by a colleague and turns into a handsome, devil-may-care (but violent) ladies' man.

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Charles B. Griffith (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Oliver Reed ... Dr. Henry Heckyl / Mr. Hype
Sunny Johnson ... Coral Careen
Maia Danziger ... Miss Finebum
Virgil Frye ... Lt. Mack Druck - 'Il Topo'
Mel Welles ... Dr. Vince Hinkle
Kedrick Wolf Kedrick Wolf ... Dr. Lew Hoo (as Kedric Wolfe)
Jackie Coogan ... Sgt. Fleacollar
Corinne Calvet ... Pizelle Puree
Sharon Compton Sharon Compton ... Mrs. Quivel
Denise Hayes Denise Hayes ... Liza Rowne
Charles Howerton ... Clutch Cooger
Dick Miller ... Irsil / Orson
Jack Warford ... Herringbone Flynn
Lucretia Love ... Debra Kate
Ben Frommer Ben Frommer ... Sgt. Gurnisht Hilfn
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Storyline

An ugly, misshapen podiatrist ingests a formula made by a colleague and turns into a handsome, devil-may-care (but violent) ladies' man.

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To LOVE him is to DIE for him. See more »


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dr. Heckyl & Mr. Hype See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Cannon Group See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Oliver Reed (Dr. Heckyl / Mr. Hype) previously appeared in The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll (1960), another adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's 1886 novella "Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde". See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dr. Henry Heckyl: I don't have to see the fear in their eyes, I can feel them cringing. I can feel them shrinking from my face. My one and only, old, unfortunate face. What they never see is the beauty behind my eyes. They only see the colors.
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Follows Up from the Depths (1979) See more »

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The Very Definition of Schlock...and Worse
25 February 2019 | by docm-32304See all my reviews

I've loved the many versions of Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde made over the years, but this one is not one of them. Oliver Reed must have ran out of money to pay either his bar bill or alimony, to have done this piece of garbage. Everything is bad in this waste...the acting, the makeup and....well I don't even think you can call the script, writing. Yes, it is supposed to be a spoof, but it lacks any attempt at being clever or funny. Don't waste your time. I turned if off after the first 35 min and only lasted that long to see if it might turn around.


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