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The Bride (1985)

After years of research, the doctor finally succeeds in creating the perfect woman, who gets the name "Eva".

Director:

Franc Roddam

Writer:

Lloyd Fonvielle (screenplay)
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3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sting ... Frankenstein
Jennifer Beals ... Eva
Anthony Higgins ... Clerval
Clancy Brown ... Viktor
David Rappaport ... Rinaldo
Geraldine Page ... Mrs. Baumann
Alexei Sayle ... Magar
Phil Daniels ... Bela
Veruschka von Lehndorff ... Countess (as Veruschka)
Quentin Crisp Quentin Crisp ... Dr. Zahlus
Cary Elwes ... Josef
Timothy Spall ... Paulus (as Tim Spall)
Ken Campbell Ken Campbell ... Pedlar
Guy Rolfe ... Count
Andy de la Tour Andy de la Tour ... Priest (as Andrew de la Tour)
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Storyline

After the creation of his creature, Dr. Frankenstein researches and creates a perfect woman, Eva, to be the mate of the creature. However, the anxiety of the creature creates havoc in the laboratory that is burnt down and explodes, killing Frankenstein's assistants Dr. Zahlus and Paulus. Dr. Frankenstein believes the creature died too but he flees to the woods. Soon he meets and befriends the dwarf Rinaldo, who gives a name to him, Viktor, and invites him to work in a circus in Budapest. Meanwhile Frankenstein and his house keeper Mrs. Baumann (Geraldine Page) teach Eva how to behave and to be independent. One day, Frankenstein introduces Eva to the high-society, telling that she was found amnesic in the woods and has become his protégée. But Frankenstein becomes obsessed of Eva while Viktor and she have a strange connection. What will happen to Eva? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Here Comes . . .The BRIDE See more »


Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 August 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La prometida See more »

Filming Locations:

Ain, Rhône-Alpes, France See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,763,277, 18 August 1985, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$3,600,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,631,784
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Rankcolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to trade paper 'Variety', the "Production departs from the host of other Frankensteins in its bright visual look, its lush Maurice Jarre score, its view of women, its younger characters, and its romantic scope". See more »

Quotes

Eva: You taught me out of books, but I have a life of my own.
Eva: You didn't create me! You didn't create ME!
Baron Charles Frankenstein: As a matter of fact... I did.
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Connections

Referenced in Demon Queen (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Eine Kleine Nachtsmusik
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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Half good, half not so good
10 October 2000 | by mord39See all my reviews

MORD39 RATING: ** out of ****

This movie is too wrongly maligned. It's at least enjoyable half of the time, since it functions as two different stories which merge together later on.

The best part of the movie regards the adventures of the Frankenstein Monster (well-played by Clancy Brown) and his friendly dwarf companion (the excellent David Rappaport) as they roam the exquisite countryside trying to discover their dreams. When this half of the movie is playing, you can't help but be moved.

Unfortunately, the other half consists of rock star Sting (it hurts me to say this, but I think he makes a good Frankenstein) and the gorgeous Jennifer Beals as his latest creation. They don't add anything to the whole mix, though,, and only get in the way and slow things down. This film could have been quite good indeed had these parts been removed, and the exploits of the monster and his pal been fleshed out.

I think my opinion is a popular one among critics and fans, but one thing is clear: this film is not as bad as some think, and it's in no way intended to be a re-make of 1935's BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN.


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