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Mannequin (1987)

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.

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Michael Gottlieb
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrew McCarthy ... Jonathan Switcher
Kim Cattrall ... Emmy
Estelle Getty ... Claire Timkin
James Spader ... Richards
G.W. Bailey ... Felix
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
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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, 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 greedy rivals who want to bring them out of business - for good. Written by MGM/UA Home Video

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Jonathan Switcher loved talking to his work, but he never expected it to talk back. Now his life's heading in a different direction. See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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 »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,001,208, 16 February 1987, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$42,721,196
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Gladden Entertainment See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Journey to the Unknown: Eve (1968) featured a story about a young man called Albert (Dennis Waterman) who sees in the display window of a department store an attractive dummy. It comes to life and smiles at him, he falls in love and so gets a job at the store as a dresser. See more »

Goofs

When Emmy gives an obscene gesture, the mannequin, viewed from behind on the cycle, has a left hand on her right arm. See more »

Quotes

Felix: [handing Mr. Richards a container of shoe polish] Here, Mr. Richards. You better put some camouflage on, sir.
Mr. Richards: I am not going to put shoe polish on my face, thank you. And can we please get into the store, Felix?
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Connections

Referenced in Tosh.0: Sex Doll Repairman (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

My Girl
Performed by The Temptations
Produced by Smokey Robinson (as William Robinson) and Ronald White
Courtesy of Motown Records Corp.
Words & Music by Smokey Robinson (as William Robinson) and Ronald White
Published by Jobete Music Co. Inc.
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User Reviews

Nothing can come between the love of a man and his Mannequin
16 November 1998 | by susie-11See all my reviews

This is a fun loving romantic comedy that hits the spot every time I watch it.

I love this film. It may not be Oscar winning material but it is high entertainment full of jokes, unusual situations and one of the best "high speed chases" I have seen.

Andrew McCarthy is so adorable as the out of work artist who finds his inspiration from the mannequin he designs and makes.

Kim Catrall puts in a good performance of the time travelling Egyptian princess who is never quite content with her situation until she reaches "present day America" in the form of a department store mannequin.

I definitely recommend this movie. It will cheer you up or just fill in an evening's movie entertainment. Whatever you do with it enjoy it cause deep down it's a love story that everyone will be really satisfied with.


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