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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jonathan Switcher
... Emmy
... Claire Timkin
... Richards
... Felix
... Roxie
... B.J. Wert (as Stephen Vinovich)
Christopher Maher ... Armand
... Hollywood
Phyllis Newman ... Emmy's Mother
Phil Rubenstein ... Mannequin Factory Boss
Jeffrey Lampert ... Factory Worker
Kenneth Lloyd ... Superdad
Jake Jundef ... Superkid (as Jake Jundeff)
Harvey Levine ... Balloon Boss
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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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Just because Jonathan's fallen in love with a piece of wood, it doesn't make him a dummy. See more »


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13 February 1987 (USA)  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$42,721,196
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1.85 : 1
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Kim Cattrall (Emmy) and Carole Davis (Roxie) both went on to act on Sex In The City. Cattrall played a main character, Samantha, and Davis guest starred as Amalita. See more »

Goofs

When Jonathan is at the top of the conveyor belt, the safety strap connecting his safety harness to the side panel of the conveyor is visible. See more »

Quotes

Jonathan Switcher: Yeah and you can add kidnapping too
Mr. Richards: Kidnapping who?
Ema 'Emmy' Hesire: Me.
B.J. Wert: And who are you?
Felix: She's the Dummy!
Ema 'Emmy' Hesire: This poor man is having a breakdown.
Felix: No, no She's the Dummy!
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Referenced in Greenberg (2010) 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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Delightfully silly romantic comedy-fantasy
17 June 2000 | by See all my reviews

"Mannequin" is a silly movie to be sure. But I found it to be very funny at times. I was just a teenager when I first saw this movie back when it came out in 1987. My mom took me and a friend to see this, and we all laughed and had a good time. It's no classic, but so what. All that matters is that it's a fun movie, and that's exactly what this is. Andrew McCarthy stars as a man who's had bad luck with working jobs. His main interest is to be a sculptor. At one of his jobs he made mannequins, and for some odd reason he seems to fall in love with the last mannequin he made. Later he gets employed at a department store that has taken that mannequin in. And before you know it, the mannequin comes to life in the form of an Egyptian princess. But she only comes to life when the two are alone together. When someone else comes into the scene, she freezes up and turns into a mannequin again. This may sound like a stupid premise, but I don't care. "Mannequin" is a movie that's very entertaining. It's not a laugh riot, but I did laugh quite a bit throughout. Andrew McCarthy and Kim Cattrall (as the mannequin) look as if they're having a blast, and if I was the McCarthy character, I would have a blast too. The supporting cast includes Estelle Getty (from TV's "The Golden Girls") as Mrs. Timkin, the friendly owner of the store; James Spader (in an early film role) as the smarmy manager of the store; G.W. Bailey (from the "Police Academy" films) as the bumbling midnight security guard of the store (who spends most of his time talking to his dog); Meshach Taylor (from TV's "Designing Women") as McCarthy's assistant (who acts strange most of the time); and Carole Davis as McCarthy's former girlfriend (who works at a rival department store nearby). All join in on the lunacy of "Mannequin". This is a nice, little picture.

*** (out of four)


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