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Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde (1995)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi | 25 August 1995 (USA)
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A scientist creating perfumes inherits his great grandfather Dr. Jekyll's formula and decides to use modern technology to improve it. He ends up as an ambitious, ruthless woman. She tries to prevent returning into the spineless man.

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David Price

Writers:

David Price (story), Tim John (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Young ... Helen Hyde
Tim Daly ... Dr. Richard Jacks
Lysette Anthony ... Sarah Carver
Stephen Tobolowsky ... Oliver Mintz
Harvey Fierstein ... Yves DuBois
Thea Vidale ... Valerie
Jeremy Piven ... Pete Walston
Polly Bergen ... Mrs. Unterveldt
Stephen Shellen ... Larry
Sheena Larkin Sheena Larkin ... Mrs. Mintz
John Franklyn-Robbins John Franklyn-Robbins ... Prof. Manning
Aron Tager ... Lawyer
Jane Connell Jane Connell ... Aunt Agatha
Julie Cobb ... DuBois' Psychiatrist
Kim Morgan Greene ... Paparazzi Lady / Party Lady
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Storyline

New York City, Dr. Richard Jacks is a creator of perfumes. His girlfriend, Sarah, sometimes gets pushed to the side, but he loves her. One day, he discovers that his great-grandfather, Dr. Jekyll, was a scientist with a secret: a revolutionary discovery. Richard tries to follow in his footsteps and creates perfumes, each greater than the next. But one gives him more than he bargained for. Richard is transformed into a buxom bombshell, Helen Hyde. Helen is a powerhouse and a woman with a plan. The catch is, Richard doesn't know she exists. As he finds himself in situations each more ridiculous than the last, Richard becomes aware of his alter ego and makes a plan to get rid of her once and for all. But, Helen's career is growing, she won't go without a fight. Written by moddydhoo

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Helen Hyde wants the Doctor's body... She just doesn't want him in it at the same time. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude sex-related scenes and humor, nudity and brief strong language | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK | USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 August 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dr Džekil i gospođa Hajd See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$900,782, 27 August 1995, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,763,020
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Tim Daly replaced Jim Carrey. See more »

Goofs

In several scenes we see Richard walking into a room wearing women's clothing having just transformed back from Helen. None of the clothes in any of the scenes have torn or been even slightly stretched, a seeming impossibility given the difference in size between Richard and Helen. See more »

Quotes

Pete Walston: [when Helen suddenly grows a mustach and frantically tries to cover it up with makeup] I've got a caulking gun 'cause that ain't gonna do it.
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Version of Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Polovtsian Dances (no. 17)
from PRINCE IGOR (1890)
Written by Aleksandr Borodin (as Alexander Borodin)
Performed by Mark Governor
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Ms Hyde has nothing on Sister Hyde!
16 March 2006 | by The_VoidSee all my reviews

The seventies Hammer Horror film, Dr Jekyll and Sister Hyde, took the ridiculous idea of Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr Jekyll accidentally turning himself into a woman and ended up making a brilliant horror film out of it - David Price's film, on the other hand, takes the same idea, pretty much ditches the horror and spins it into a worthless comedy. I really wish I'd watched the Hammer film again instead of wasting my time on this garbage, but unfortunately, it's too late now. Robert Louis Stevenson would probably turn in his grave if he knew what had become of his classic story, and I wouldn't blame him for it. This film mixes gag based comedy very loosely with horror, and Dr Jekyll and Ms Hyde is, basically, just an excuse for having Timothy Daly get himself into all manner of embarrassing situations. At best, it's only ever moderately amusing. Daly plays scientist Richard Jacks; a perfume creator. One day he discovers that his grandfather was Dr Jekyll, and so sets about dabbling in his experiments; however, he soon regrets it when his alter ego, Helen Hyde, is created.

The film loosely mixes in themes of the difference between men and women both personally and career-wise into the plot; but these themes are only ever half baked, and feel as though they've been incorporated by accident due to the plot rather than because the film has anything to say. The acting is your typical over the top comedy stuff, with Timothy Daly taking the lead role. In fairness, he approaches his role with relish and is actually quite good, despite his silly voice-overs. Sean Young gets the role of his alter-ego and sleepwalks through the film, while the shining light where the cast is concerned comes from Lysette Anthony's corner. Not because of a great performance; but she is nice to look at. Comedic support from Stephen Tobolowsky, Harvey Fierstein and Jeremy Piven gives the film most of its gags, but most of them aren't funny. The way that the plot moves is largely annoying, and director David Price seems to like focusing on an object, and then cutting to the next scene. The plot is basically a series of situations, which does nothing to draw you into it; and it's not long before the film becomes monotonous. I don't recommend this crap at all, but if you like watching films where Dr Jekyll turns himself into a woman; there's always the Hammer Horror flick.


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