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Making Mr. Right (1987)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi | 3 April 1987 (USA)
A reclusive scientist builds a robot which looks exactly like Dr. Ulysses, a scientist set to go on a long-term space mission. Since the (real) scientist seems to lack all emotions, he is ... See full summary »

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... Dr. Jeff Peters / Ulysses
... Frankie Stone
... Trish
... Steve Marcus
... Sandy
... Estelle Stone
... Dr. Ramdas
... Don
Susan Berman ... Ivy Stone
... Suzy Duncan
... Bruce
Merwin Goldsmith ... Moe Glickstein
Sid Raymond ... Manny
Sidney Armus ... Jeweler
... Tux Salesman
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A reclusive scientist builds a robot which looks exactly like Dr. Ulysses, a scientist set to go on a long-term space mission. Since the (real) scientist seems to lack all emotions, he is unable to program his (lack of) emotion into his automaton, and an eccentric woman is hired to "educate" the robot on human behavior. In the end, she falls in love - but is it the robot or Mr. Right? Written by Susan Southall <stobchatay@aol.com>

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Comedy | Romance | Sci-Fi

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3 April 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cercasi l'uomo giusto  »

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$1,584,970
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1.85 : 1
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Glenne Headly and John Malkovich were married from 1982 to 1988. See more »

Goofs

Dr. Peters says that Ulysses is reacting to Frankie oddly because Ulysses has never been exposed to a woman. Yet when Frankie is reviewing older video of Ulysses, a woman can clearly be seen at his birthday party. See more »

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Jeff Peters: As you can see, we licked that problem.
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References The Parent Trap (1961) See more »

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Happy Together
Written by Gary Bonner (uncredited) and Alan Gordon (uncredited)
Performed by The Turtles
Courtesy of Rhino Records
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Hilarious!!
13 June 2000 | by See all my reviews

This film was my first introduction to John Malkovich. He stars in a dual role as the straight laced Dr. Jeff Peters and the fun loving android Ulysses. This is one of the few roles that Malkovich has done that really bring out his comedic side. The story goes as such: Frankie is a publicist that is hired by Chemtec to socialize an expensive android, Ulysses, before he journeys into space for 7 years. There are also hilarious supporting performances by Glenne Headley and Laurie Metcalf (Roseanne). This is a definate must-see comedy!!!!!


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