6.0/10
29,344
127 user 38 critic

Mannequin (1987)

Trailer
1:38 | Trailer
A young artist, searching for his vocation, makes a mannequin so perfect he falls in love with it. Finding the mannequin in a store window, he gets a job there and his creation comes to life.

Director:

Michael Gottlieb
Reviews
Popularity
2,379 ( 319)
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrew McCarthy ... Jonathan Switcher
Kim Cattrall ... Emmy
Estelle Getty ... Claire Timkin
James Spader ... Richards
G.W. Bailey ... Felix (as G. W. Bailey)
Carole Davis ... Roxie
Steve Vinovich ... B.J. Wert (as Stephen Vinovich)
Christopher Maher Christopher Maher ... Armand
Meshach Taylor ... Hollywood
Phyllis Newman ... Emmy's Mother
Phil Rubenstein Phil Rubenstein ... Mannequin Factory Boss
Jeffrey Lampert Jeffrey Lampert ... Factory Worker
Kenneth Lloyd Kenneth Lloyd ... Superdad
Jake Jundef Jake Jundef ... Superkid (as Jake Jundeff)
Harvey Levine Harvey Levine ... Balloon Boss
Edit

Storyline

Down-on-his-luck artist Jonathan Switcher bounces from one dead-end job to another, never managing to hold onto any of them. But everything changes when he builds a mannequin, which he falls in love with. It is the first thing he has made that makes him feel like a real artist. Much to his surprise, Jonathan discovers the mannequin prominently displayed in the window of Prince and Company department store. When he saves the life of an old lady who happens to be the owner of that store, he is rewarded by getting a job at the store as a stock boy. The mannequin later comes to life as Ema "Emmy" Hesire, who was an ancient Egyptian princess living in the year 2514 BC. Gorgeous and vivacious, this femme fatale helps Jonathan turn his career around, inspiring him to become the best window dresser in town. But Emmy soon discovers that the real world is not very dear, when they run into competitors who want to bring them out of business - for good. Written by MGM/UA Home Video

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

When she comes to life, anything can happen! See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Kim Cattrall, who plays Emmy the mannequin, has a mole below the left side of her mouth. Anne Francis, who plays Marsha the mannequin in The Twilight Zone: The After Hours (1960), has a mole below the right side of her mouth. See more »

Goofs

During the chase scene at the movie's ending, Jonathan can be seen wearing white sneakers as he runs down a flight of stairs. But in the rest of the chase scene, he is wearing the bowling shoes he has on during the rest of the movie. See more »

Quotes

Ema 'Emmy' Hesire: Mother, I don't want to settle down. I want to do things, I want to invent things, I want to try things that nobody's ever tried before... I want to fly.
Emmy's Mother: [sarcastic] Sure and I want to smoke and tell your father to go to hell! Emmy, if I thought we women could any way change anything, don't you think I'd encourage you?
See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Goldbergs: Geoff's New Hat (2021) See more »

Soundtracks

Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now
Performed by Jefferson Starship (as Starship)
Produced by Narada Michael Walden
Courtesy of RCA/Ariola International
Words & Music by Albert Hammond and Diane Warren
See more »

User Reviews

I love this movie
26 May 2002 | by AgrheeSee all my reviews

I watched this movie from a Korean Version of Mannequin. They showed a couple of new scenes from the movie that I have never seen in the 1987 version. There is a scene where right before Jonathan Switcher leaves Prince and Company by motorcycle in the rain they go back to Emmy and she is putting her hands on the window and saying I will see you again.


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 127 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 February 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Perfect Timing See more »

Filming Locations:

Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,001,208, 16 February 1987

Gross USA:

$42,721,196

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$42,721,196
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Gladden Entertainment See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed