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Making Mr. Right (1987)

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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Susan Seidelman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Malkovich ... Dr. Jeff Peters / Ulysses
Ann Magnuson ... Frankie Stone
Glenne Headly ... Trish
Ben Masters ... Steve Marcus
Laurie Metcalf ... Sandy
Polly Bergen ... Estelle Stone
Harsh Nayyar ... Dr. Ramdas
Hart Bochner ... Don
Susan Berman Susan Berman ... Ivy Stone
Polly Draper ... Suzy Duncan
Christian Clemenson ... Bruce
Merwin Goldsmith Merwin Goldsmith ... Moe Glickstein
Sid Raymond Sid Raymond ... Manny
Sidney Armus Sidney Armus ... Jeweler
Robert Trebor ... Tux Salesman
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Storyline

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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PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 April 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cercasi l'uomo giusto See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,584,970
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

John Malkovich, Glenne Headly, and Laurie Metcalf, have been acting together since the late-'70s as members of Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company. See more »

Goofs

The morning after the wedding, when Steve Marcus gets into Frankie's car, his tie is untied. He has a cast on his right arm and is filmed from behind when they are talking. When the camera angle flips, his left arm (only one mobile) has not moved, yet his tie has a Windsor knot. See more »

Quotes

Frankie Stone: Why are you starring at me like that?
Ulysses: Because, you taught me to and because I think you're attractive. I think you're the most attractive woman I know.
Frankie Stone: I'm the only woman you know.
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Referenced in Serial Mom (1994) See more »

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Let Me Through
(uncredited)
Written by John Cameron
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great movie
23 November 2001 | by thedarktowerSee all my reviews

the movie was far ahead of its time. i just got to watch this film recently in wowow -- a japanese cable channel available here in the philippines -- and as i was watching the film, i thought that the movie was made in 1999 or later. i was very surprised to find in the credits that the film had a copyright year of 1987. amazing!

i think that most of the themes of the movie: love, sex, finding the right person, being a loner, were tackled in a timeless manner, such that they are still applicable now as they were 14 years ago.

all in all, a great movie. definitely, a must see!


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