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Frankenhooker (1990)

R | | Comedy, Horror | 1 June 1990 (USA)
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A medical student sets out to recreate his decapitated fiancée by building her a new body made of Manhattan street prostitutes.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jeffrey
Joanne Ritchie ... Mrs. Shelley
... Elizabeth
J.J. Clark ... Mr. Shelley
... Dolores (as Carissa Channing)
Shirl Bernheim ... Elizabeth's Grandmother
... Newscaster
... Detective Anderson (as Helmar Cooper)
... Jeffrey's Mother
... Weatherman
Charlotte J. Helmkamp ... Honey (as Charlotte Helmkamp)
Kimberly Taylor ... Amber
... Spike the Bartender
... Zorro
Ari M. Roussimoff ... Zorro's Customer (as Ari Roussimoff)
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Storyline

A medical school dropout loses his fiancée in a tragic lawnmower incident, and decides to bring her back. Unfortunately, he was only able to save her head, so he goes to the red light district in the city and lures prostitutes into a hotel room so he can get parts for his girlfriend. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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A Terrifying Tale Of Sluts And Bolts. See more »

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Comedy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for gore, drugs and sensuality, and for language | See all certifications »

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1 June 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

FRanken Puta  »

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Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$205,068
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Trivia

The hooker talk show is a parody of The Morton Downey Jr. Show (1987). See more »

Goofs

Incorrectly regarded as goof: As 'Frankenhooker' is an homage to writer Mary Shelley, the 'Frankenstein' films and the low budget gore movies of the 1960s and 1970s, the FX, make-up and prosthetics are deliberately clumsy. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jeffrey Franken: [Jeffrey examines his creation of a human eyeball on the inside of a human brain] Just watch my hand. Watch it. Watch my hand now. Nice and slow, back and forth. Watch the hand.
Jeffrey Franken: [Jeffrey begins snapping] Come on. Do something, wake up. Let's go! Let's see that peeper.
Jeffrey Franken: [Jeffrey pauses before pulling out a scalpel] Be very careful here. I'm gonna give it a lobotomy.
Jeffrey Franken: [the brain and eye begins to move rapidly] Jesus - That's it, that's it. That's right. Now follow my hand. Look at the hand...
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No animals or people were killed or injured in the making of this movie. See more »

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Referenced in Basket Case 3 (1991) See more »

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Love Handgrenade
Written by Roger Greenawalt and Clifford Lane
Performed by Roger Greenawalt and Clifford Lane
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Best exploding crack whore movie ever made!
15 August 2003 | by See all my reviews

This movie is a cautionary tale about the dangers of pushing the boundaries of science too far. Hands down, it's the best movie ever made that features exploding crack whores. It also reminds us of the importance of lawn mower safety, and offers some exciting new possibilities for owners of power tools. Throw in its sensitive handling of foreign relations ("What are ya! Some kind of Swede?") and "Frankenhooker" is a classic. It's an amazing cinematic experience that is weird enough to be both deeply disturbing and hilarious at the same time. The people who made this movie are sick, God love 'em.


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