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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

Jonathan Switcher is a young artist. He just doesn't seem to last in any job he does. But when he builds a mannequin, he makes it so perfect, he falls in love with it. It is the first thing he has made that makes him feel like a real artist. The mannequin ends up in the window of a big 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 stock boy. Later the mannequin comes to life as Emmy, who was an ancient Egyptian living in the year 2514BC. The two redesign the window display to make it most eye catching in town. The store competitors are not happy and will do anything to stop them! Written by Sami Al-Taher <staher2000@yahoo.com>

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


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PG | See all certifications »

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Scenes for the rival store Illustra were filmed in the Boscov's department store located in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. See more »

Goofs

Right after Hollywood tells Switcher that all the girl mannequins are gone. The following shot shows Switcher in the display window where Emmy was and there is still a girl mannequin in the display window. See more »

Quotes

Ema 'Emmy' Hesire: [Looking at stereo system playing] Where do they hide all the musicians?
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Referenced in Hitch (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Do You Dream About Me
Performed by Alisha
Produced by Mark Berry
Courtesy of RCA Records, PolyGram Records and Liberation Records
Words & Music by Diane Warren
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Oh, come on. It's a cute movie.
11 November 2003 | by Smells_Like_CheeseSee all my reviews

I was a little bit disappointed to see that this movie is a 4.8 on IMDb. After all it's not that bad. It's a funny story with a romantic plot. No, of course it isn't Oscar material, and it's not the ultimate comedy. But it's just a feel good movie that you'll enjoy if you're into cheesiness.

Honestly, if you're telling me that you couldn't laugh at Captain Felix and his dog, Rambo, you must not have a funny bone. Especially for that funny scene where he and Mr. Richards end up in that car chase with Jonathan and Emmy, I mean come on, you had to laugh at that. There are also more than a few funny scenes that I thought more people would get a kick out of. Apparently, I was wrong, but please do give this movie a chance. I grew up with it and still love it 'till this day. Not to mention every time I hear that song "Nothing's gonna stop us" I think of the mall. :D

7/10


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