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Frankenweenie (1984)

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

Director:

Tim Burton

Writers:

Tim Burton (based on an original idea by), Leonard Ripps (screenplay) (as Lenny Ripps)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Shelley Duvall ... Susan Frankenstein
Daniel Stern ... Ben Frankenstein
Barret Oliver ... Victor Frankenstein
Joseph Maher ... Mr. Chambers
Roz Braverman Roz Braverman ... Mrs. Epstein
Paul Bartel ... Mr. Walsh
Sofia Coppola ... Anne Chambers (as Domino)
Jason Hervey ... Frank Dale
Paul C. Scott Paul C. Scott ... Mike Anderson
Helen Boll Helen Boll ... Mrs. Curtis
Sparky Sparky ... Sparky
Rusty James Rusty James ... Raymond
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Storyline

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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Hot Dog! See more »

Genres:

Short | Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Was later remade in animation. See more »

Quotes

Ben Frankenstein: I guess we can't punish Victor for bringing Sparky back from the dead.
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Alternate Versions

The VHS and Disney+ printings omit three minutes of footage. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Diminishing Returns: Tim Burton (2016) See more »

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good family fun
3 June 2001 | by darkneox119See all my reviews

Frankenweenie is ironic because it was banned for being too out there for kids yet crap like Pokemon and Power Rangers is ok for them. The kid from Neverending Story stars as a kid who loves his dog and one day when his dog is killed he resurrects him from the dead, ala Frankenstein and lets his dog live again. This is a cute film and is noteworthy as being a creative concept by Tim Burton. If it wasnt for this movie, Pee wee's big adventure would have never existed.***1/2


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 December 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Frankenweenie See more »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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