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Frankenweenie (1984)

A young boy sets out to revive his dead pet using the monstrous power of science.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Susan Frankenstein
... Ben Frankenstein
... Victor Frankenstein
... Mr. Chambers
Roz Braverman ... Mrs. Epstein
... Mr. Walsh
... Anne Chambers (as Domino)
... Frank Dale
Paul C. Scott ... Mike Anderson
Helen Boll ... Mrs. Curtis
Sparky ... Sparky
Rusty James ... Raymond
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When young Victor's pet dog Sparky (who stars in Victor's home-made monster movies) is hit by a car, Victor decides to bring him back to life the only way he knows how. But when the bolt-necked "monster" wreaks havoc and terror in the hearts of Victor's neighbors, he has to convince them (and his parents) that despite his appearance, Sparky's still the good loyal friend he's always been. Written by Kathy Li

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1 December 1994 (Spain)  »

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Frankenvini  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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This was originally scheduled to be released on the same program as the 1984 re-release of Pinocchio (1940), but was pulled after test screenings upset children. See more »

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Ben Frankenstein: I guess we can't punish Victor for bringing Sparky back from the dead.
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Referenced in Weird Science: Chett Reborn (1994) See more »

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Not a dog at all!
3 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

I can't believe that Disney wouldn't let Tim Burton release this! They thought that it was too scary for kids?! Puh-leeze! "Frankenweenie" is a really cool movie! Basically a spoof of Mary Shelley's classic novel, the movie features suburban American boy Victor Frankenstein (Barret Oliver) resurrecting his dog Sparky, who got run over by a car. Needless to say, the reanimated dog creates some chaos once the neighbors meet him! I would imagine that they probably had a lot of fun filming this. Shelley Duvall and Daniel Stern play Victor's parents Susan and Ben, respectively. Paul Bartel also stars, and there's even a very young Sofia Coppola. "Frankenweenie" is a real treat for everyone!


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