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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)
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 ... Dr. Zahlus
Cary Elwes ... Josef
Timothy Spall ... Paulus (as Tim Spall)
Ken Campbell Ken Campbell ... Pedlar
Guy Rolfe ... Count
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 the perfect woman, Eva, to be the mate of the creature. However, the anxiety of the creature creates havoc in the laboratory, which is burnt down and explodes, killing Frankenstein's assistants, Dr. Zahlus and Paulus. Dr. Frankenstein believes the creature died too, but he has fled to the woods. Soon he meets and befriends the dwarf Rinaldo, who gives him the name 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 her that she was an amnesic found in the woods and has become his protégée. Frankenstein becomes obsessed with Eva, while she and Viktor have a strange connection. What will happen to Eva? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines:

Here Comes . . .The BRIDE See more »


Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

The picture shot in some of the same French countryside in Dordogne, France as the earlier Ridley Scott film The Duellists (1977) such as the Sarlat-la-Canéda. See more »

Quotes

Rinaldo the Midget: [to Viktor] You're a man to be reckoned with in my books... you're a man of virtue.
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Connections

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Soundtracks

Eine Kleine Nachtsmusik
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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User Reviews

 
A pleasant surprise
10 April 2006 | by spinman140See all my reviews

I love it when I find a movie in the bargain bin, watch it, and it turns out to be really good. Such is the case with The Bride. The cinematography is beautifully done, creating a rich atmosphere and setting for the story. Filmed in England and France, the locations add some real authenticity to the story; this is no Hollywood back lot. Some may criticize the acting skills of the leads or the degree of depth in the story line, but one thing is sure, the movie is consistent in story, direction, mood, and content from beginning to end, a well delivered package. I also enjoyed this spin on the Frankenstein monster; he's got personality and character. Instead of being only an object of horror as in other films, the viewer gets to know and identify with him as the movie progresses, coming to care for his success and well being. As another viewer stated previously, approach this movie as a Gothic novel instead of a horror story, and you're sure to find some enjoyment from it.


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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 August 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Bride 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

Gross USA:

$3,558,669

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,558,669
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Rankcolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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