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An eccentric scientist teaches a student in his own manner while he looks for a way to clone his deceased wife.

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Ivan Passer

Writers:

Jeremy Leven (novel), Jeremy Leven (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter O'Toole ... Dr. Harry Wolper
Mariel Hemingway ... Meli
Vincent Spano ... Boris Lafkin
Virginia Madsen ... Barbara Spencer
David Ogden Stiers ... Dr. Sid Kullenbeck
John Dehner ... Paul
Karen Kopins ... Lucy Wolper
Kenneth Tigar ... Pavlo
Elsa Raven ... Mrs. Mallory
Lee Kessler Lee Kessler ... Mrs. Pruitt
Rance Howard ... Mr. Spencer
Ellen Geer ... Mrs. Spencer
Ian Wolfe ... Prof. Brauer
Mike Jolly Mike Jolly ... Boom-Boom
Burton Collins Burton Collins ... Lyman
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Storyline

Dr. Harry Wolper is a character. First he steals Boris, a new student assistant by promising him a co-ed's phone number. Then he hijacks new high tech equipment for his own research, confusing the other university researchers who can't see "the big picture." Harry has a plan, he wants to clone his dead wife, but first he needs an egg and a host. He mounts his search by stapling notices to every telephone pole in town from his bike, which is how he meets Mili. As the year progresses, he sees Boris' romance follow the same pattern as his own, twenty-five years ago. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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He's a famed biologist. But she's more interested in anatomy. Twenty-five years ago, Dr. Harry Wolper became a widower. Ever since, he's been trying to bring back his wife. But just when he was about to unravel the mystery of life, a sexy young assistant moved in. Now, the only life that's come unraveled is his own. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Big Picture See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,019,728, 20 September 1985, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$5,349,607
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The amount of money that was needed for a research grant was US $800,000. See more »

Quotes

Dr Harry Wolper: [to the Site Review committee] As you know, our research here relates to the biochemical mechanisms of disease. And I am pleased to announce this morning that God has agreed to provide us with all the answers we need for just under $800,000.
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Alternate Versions

Outtake added to broadcast version: A flashback scene of young Harry Wolper cavorting with wife Lucy in an amusement park and on a beach. See more »

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Referenced in Demon Queen (1987) See more »

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String Trio Rock
Composed by Mark Cargill (as Mark K. Cargill)
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Wonderful movie which captures and emanates love
1 January 2005 | by rbornetSee all my reviews

This is a movie which manages to capture the feeling of love. It is a movie that shows decent and loving people being extremely human with each other. There is a kindness that permeates throughout the movie which makes it a pleasure to watch.

The movie creates a warm feeling inside like very few other movies can. Cousine, Cousine (French version) is another movie that also reaffirms the joy of being human, even though the characters and story may not be totally believable.

The main characters in the Creator are people you want to be friends with. The movie uses humor and some great and thoughtful lines to remind the viewer that life really is about love.

Even the music by Giovanni adds to the feeling of warmth that is constant in this movie.

As other people have said I can tell you from experience that this is the type of movie you show a potential mate and see how they react.

One of my very favorite movies.


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