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Frankenhooker ()


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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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Jeffrey
Joanne Ritchie ...
Mrs. Shelley
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Elizabeth
J.J. Clark ...
Mr. Shelley
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Dolores (as Carissa Channing)
Shirl Bernheim ...
Elizabeth's Grandmother
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Newscaster
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Detective Anderson (as Helmar Cooper)
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Jeffrey's Mother
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Weatherman
Charlotte J. Helmkamp ...
Honey (as Charlotte Helmkamp)
Kimberly Taylor ...
Amber
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Spike the Bartender
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Zorro
Ari M. Roussimoff ...
Zorro's Customer (as Ari Roussimoff)
Tom Hair ...
Motormouth
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Casey
Jennifer Delora ...
Angel
Lia Chang ...
Crystal
Susan Napoli ...
Anise (as Stephanie Ryan)
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Chartreuse
Gittan Goding ...
Snow
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Sugar
Sandy Colosimo ...
Monkey
Max Brandt ...
Desk Clerk
James Smythe ...
Times Square Businessman
Gregory Gilbert ...
Times Square Victim #2
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Frankenhooker's Trick
Avind Harum ...
Batman Shirt (as Eivind Harum)
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Stud in Hotel
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Corner Hooker (as Kathi Gati)
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Corner Hooker
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Pimp
Paul-Felix Montez ...
Goldie
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Transvestite
Jan Saint ...
Street Preacher
Carrotte ...
Puppeteer
Richard Casey ...
Puppeteer
James Farley ...
Puppeteer
Eren Ozker ...
Puppeteer
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John on Stairs (uncredited)
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Junkie (uncredited)
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Passenger (uncredited)
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Pimp (uncredited)
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Extra smoking in bathroom hallway (uncredited)

Directed by

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Frank Henenlotter

Written by

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Robert Martin ... (written by) and
Frank Henenlotter ... (written by)

Produced by

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James Glickenhaus ... executive producer
Edgar Ievins ... producer

Music by

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Joe Renzetti

Cinematography by

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Robert M. Baldwin ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Kevin Tent

Editorial Department

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Louie Cangiano ... dailies supervisor
Lenge Hong ... apprentice editor
Michael Levine ... assistant editor
Norman Rinehart ... color consultant
Angelo Russo ... color timer
Sal Trezza ... post-production laboratory supervisor
Stan Sztaba ... negative matcher (uncredited)

Casting By

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Caroline Sinclair

Production Design by

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Charles C. Bennett ... (as Charles Bennett)

Art Direction by

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Pat Jacoby
Artemis Pizarro

Makeup Department

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Robert Audin ... special makeup effects crew: special effects assistant
Gabriel Bartalos ... special makeup effects artist (as Gabe Bartalos)
Barbara Anne Bock ... special makeup effects crew: special effects assistant (as Barbara Bock)
Rose Chatterton ... hair stylist
Andy Clement ... special makeup effects crew: special effects assistant (as Andrew Clement)
Gino Crognale ... special makeup effects crew: first assistant (as Gino Blaze Crognale)
Dan Frye ... makeup artist (as Daniel Frye)
Arnold Gargiulo ... special makeup effects crew: special effects assistant (as Arnold Gargiulo II)
Bill Messina ... special makeup effects crew: special effects assistant (as Billy Messina)
Nick Santeramo ... special makeup effects crew: special effects assistant (as Nicholas Santeramo)
Paul Sciacca ... special makeup effects crew: special effects assistant (as Paul M. Sciacca)

Production Management

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Declan Baldwin ... production manager
Kirsten Bates-Renaud ... assistant production executive (as Kirsten Bates)
Christopher Bunney ... assistant production executive
Frank K. Isaac ... executive in charge of production

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Peggy Craven ... second second assistant director
Ted Hope ... first assistant director
Richard Spector ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Kenneth Behm ... head carpenter
Tim Chambers ... structural carpenter
Wendy Jo Cohen ... set dresser
Angela Cumberbirch ... assistant props
Ron English ... graphic art
Frank Guglielmo ... structural carpenter
Guy Hunt ... scenic carpenter
Klem Jarzabkowski ... mechanical props
Gary Levinson ... assistant construction supervisor
Mike Moran ... construction supervisor (as Michael Moran)
Gregg O'Gara ... structural carpenter
Chris O'Neal ... master scenic carpenter
Daniel Ouellette ... property master
Judy Rhee ... art department production assistant
Robert Siebern ... electronic props
Ezekiel Springer Jr. ... construction production assistant
Joel Steiner ... scenic carpenter
Bruce Torbet ... electronic props
Simon Twhigg ... structural carpenter
Lauren Waldron ... art department production assistant
Michael J. Whittlesey ... scenic carpenter
Nina Zarnett ... art department production assistant

Sound Department

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Paul Bang ... sound mixer
Elisha Birnbaum ... foley artist
Neil Danziger ... boom operator
Michael DiCosimo ... dolby stereo consultant
Eugene Gearty ... sound effects editor
Darrell Hanzalik ... adr editor
Raymond Karpicki ... dialogue editor
Yvette Nabel ... assistant adr editor
Greg Sheldon ... supervising sound editor
Michael Shore ... assistant sound editor
Paul P. Soucek ... sound effects editor
Dominick Tavella ... re-recording engineer
Nancy Cabrera ... foley artist (uncredited)
Brian Vancho ... foley artist (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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James Chai ... special effects mechanic
Yvette Helin ... special effects wardrobe
Dan McMahon ... pyrotechnics assistant
Tom Molinelli ... special props (as Thomas Molinelli)
Gregory Ramoundos ... special effects mechanic
Matt Vogel ... pyrotechnics supervisor
Vinnie Vollono ... high voltage props
Ken Walker ... animatronics supervisor (as Kenneth Walker)
Scot Weiss ... special prop assistant

Visual Effects by

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Dennis Hamelin ... optical layout
Rick Hannigan ... optical printing
Yvon Ipperciel ... process technician
Al Magliochetti ... visual effects supervisor
Steve Sanderson ... animation camera operator
Tim Segulin ... technical consultant
Ken Thornburn ... rotoscope assistant
Shelly Morrow ... optical assistant (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Paul Bolles ... best boy
Robin Brown ... first assistant camera
Elizabeth Carney ... additional swing
Peter Clark ... additional photography
Peter Clark ... second grip
Timothy Gannon ... second assistant camera
Shaun Gilbert ... additional swing
Frank Henenlotter ... additional photography
Dan Karlok ... additional electric (as Daniel Karlok)
J. Kochiss ... video engineer (as J Kochiss)
William MacGhee ... gaffer
Eric Mache ... still photographer
Linda Phillips ... third electric
Tom Potoskie ... additional grip
John Sosenko ... additional first assistant
Antonio Tatum ... additional electric
Benjamin Wolf ... key grip

Casting Department

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Meredith Jacobson Marciano ... extras casting (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Deborah Clark ... additional wardrobe
Artemis Pizarro ... wardrobe supervisor
Christina Pizarro ... assistant wardrobe supervisor

Location Management

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Michael Ferrari ... location scout
Scott Hornbacher ... location manager
George Nelson ... location manager
Mark Rhodes ... location scout
Nancy Riggs ... location scout

Music Department

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Robert Sands ... assistant to composer

Transportation Department

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William Curtin ... production driver (as William E. Curtin Jr.)
Thomas W. Leavy ... transportation captain
Bobby Marsh ... camera car driver: New York (as Bob Marsh) / production driver
Thomas J. Miele ... production driver
Daniel Palmer ... production driver

Other crew

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Delphine Burrus ... production assistant
Robin Cousart ... production auditor
Frank D'Aurio Jr. ... production assistant
Phillipa Davis ... assistant office coordinator
John DeSimone ... production assistant: transportation (as John De Simone)
Christine Dolce ... office assistant
Girard Draper ... intern
Kirk Ellis ... publicist
Nelson Gonzalez ... parking coordinator
Bartus Hegenwald ... intern
Guy Helson ... production assistant
Marjorie Kaye ... production assistant
Rob Koch ... production assistant
Helen Koerick ... craft service
Mark Kuna ... production assistant
Jeff Kushner ... production assistant (as Jeffrey Kushner)
B.J. Levoy-Jones ... administration assistant: The Light and Motion Corporation
Anita Muro ... craft service
Audrey Muro ... craft service
Rocco Palmieri ... intern
Paul Perez ... studio manager
Bob Ryan ... administrative supervisor: The Light and Motion Corporation (as Robert Ryan)
Michael Taylor ... script supervisor
Janice Weiss ... production office coordinator
Davis Willis ... business affairs: The Light and Motion Corporation

Thanks

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Dennis Abato ... thanks
Jorge Amador ... thanks
Jeremy Koch ... thanks
Martie Pike ... thanks
Dan Sandberg ... thanks
John Sinatra ... thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Also Known As
  • FRanken Puta (Spain)
  • Frankenputa. Vicios diabólicos (Spain)
  • Que Pedaço de Mulher (Brazil)
  • Франкеншлюха (Soviet Union, Russian title)
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Runtime
  • 85 min
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Box Office

Budget $2,500,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Writer/director Frank Henenlotter improvised the basic story at a pitch meeting. After getting the okay to make the picture, he then wrote the script for the movie. 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Beyond the Wicker: Making 'Basket Case 2' (2007). See more »
Soundtracks Never Say No See more »
Crazy Credits No animals or people were killed or injured in the making of this movie. See more »
Quotes [Jeffrey talks to his mother for comfort]
Jeffreys Mother: Oh, Jeffrey... I'm worried about you.
Jeffrey Franken: Yeah - Well so am I, Ma. Something's happening to me that I just don't understand. I can't think straight anymore. It's like my reasoning is all, uh, twisted and distorted, you know? I seem to be disassociating myself from reality more and more each day. I'm anti-social. I'm becoming dangerously amoral. I - I've lost the ability to distinguish between right from wrong, good from bad. I'm scared, Ma. I mean, I feel like I'm - I'm plunging headfirst into some kind of black void of sheer and utter madness or something.
Jeffreys Mother: You want a sandwich?
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