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Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994)

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When the brilliant but unorthodox scientist Dr. Victor Frankenstein rejects the artificial man that he has created, the Creature escapes and later swears revenge.

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... Creature / Sharp Featured Man
... Victor
... Henry
... Elizabeth
... Walton
... Victor's Father
... Grandfather
... Professor Waldman
... Professor Krempe
... Victor's Mother
... Mrs. Moritz
... Justine
Gerard Horan ... Claude
... Felix
Joanna Roth ... Marie
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In 1794, in the Arctic Sea, Captain Robert Walton is a man obsessed to reach the North Pole, pushing his crew to exhaustion. When his ship hits an iceberg, it is stranded in the ice. Out of the blue, Captain Walton and his men overhear a dreadful cry and they see a stranger coming to the ship. He introduces himself and Victor Frankenstein and he tells to the captain the story of his life since he was a little boy in Geneva. Victor is a brilliant student and in love with his stepsister Elizabeth, an orphan that was raised by his father Baron Frankenstein. In 1793, Victor moves to Ingolstadt to study at the university and he promises to get married to Elizabeth. At the university, Victor befriends Henry Clerval who becomes his best friend. Victor gets close to Professor Waldman and decides to create life to cheat death, but Waldman advises him that he should not try this experiment since the result would be an abomination. When Waldman dies, Victor steals his notes and tries to create ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Be warned. It's alive. See more »


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Rated R for horrific images | See all certifications »

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4 November 1994 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,212,889, 6 November 1994, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$22,006,296

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$112,006,296
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Fay Ripley filmed a small role, she was bitten by Robert De Niro, but her scenes never made the final cut. See more »

Goofs

When the grandfather is playing the recorder he takes breaths on notes instead of between notes. See more »

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Victor Frankenstein: It's alive. It's alive!
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Underrated masterpiece
26 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

One of Branagh's more maligned works, though for the life of me I can't see why. Sticking closer to the book than to any preconcieved notions of Boris Karloff (perhaps that's why), this injects true horror into the story of a medical student who brings a corpse to life. If you don't like melodrama then maybe it's not the thing for you, but this deserves a far better reputation than it has.


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