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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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Short | Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi

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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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Features Jason Hervey and Daniel Stern, who would go on to co-star as brothers Wayne and Kevin Arnold (respectively) in TV series "The Wonder Years. However, Stern's role as the Adult Kevin/Narrator meant he never appeared on-screen with Hervey. See more »

Quotes

Victor Frankenstein: People are weird.
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There is a beginning for everyone
16 November 2004 | by Smells_Like_CheeseSee all my reviews

Ah, Tim Burton. One of the greatest and strangest directors in the world. I was lucky enough to have seen "Frankenweenie". It was one of the many wonderful extra features on "Nightmare before Christmas". I would highly recommend this to any Tim Burton fan. It is in fact probably a must. You get to see his early work. It is very interesting on his take of "Frankenstein". The story has some laughs. I think it was meant that way. So if you enjoy any of Tim Burton's stories, I think you will definitely enjoy this one. "Frankenweenie" is a great story. Tim Burton. He has come a long way from these days.

10/10


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