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Frankenstein and Me (1996)

Earl Williams is a dreamer teenager obsessed with monsters, who fantasizes his life as if he were living in the world of the monsters of Universal Studios. Although being an excellent ... See full summary »


Robert Tinnell
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jamieson Boulanger ... Earl Williams
Ricky Mabe ... Larry Williams
Polly Shannon ... Elizabeth
Louise Fletcher ... Mrs. Perdue
Myriam Cyr ... Judy Williams
Burt Reynolds ... Les Williams
Ryan Gosling ... Kenny
Beki Lantos ... Karen (as Rebecca Henderson)
Jason Cavalier ... Billy
Mélany Goudreau Mélany Goudreau ... Suzie
Roc LaFortune ... Sheriff Gonzalez
Lynne Adams Lynne Adams ... Aileen
Jean Guérin Jean Guérin ... Doctor
Charles Edwin Powell ... Loved kid (as Charles Powell)
Joe De Paul Joe De Paul ... Ticket Seller


Earl Williams is a dreamer teenager obsessed with monsters, who fantasizes his life as if he were living in the world of the monsters of Universal Studios. Although being an excellent student, his intolerant and nasty school teacher Mrs. Perdue does not like him and punishes him for any minor fault. His supportive father Les Williams is also a dreamer, who has never been successful in life. When his father dies, his mother becomes lost with two boys, and tries to change the behavior of Earl. One day, the boy finds the "true Frankenstein" lost by a Carnival, and decides to bring the monster back to life. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements and some brief sensuality | See all certifications »






Release Date:

12 July 1996 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Ea si Frankenstein See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR


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Les Williams: You know, I went to Hollywood once, tried to make it in show business. It was a long, long time ago. Long time ago. Now that I think about it, I had a lot of courage, you know? Go out to Hollywood from a little old town down south, see all them beautiful people, beautiful lights. You know there's a big ol' hill, on top is a big ol' sign that says Hollywood; it just sort of lords over all them people. Yep, I was gonna paint my dreams right across the silver screen.
Earl Williams: Did you meet anyone famous or ...
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References Frankenstein (1931) See more »


Hey Frankie
Lyrics by Dwight Druick
Music by Jerry De Villier Jr.
Performed by Dwight Druick
J.D.Jr. Music-So.Can.
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A look at Tinnell's FRANKENSTEIN AND ME with fondness
17 October 2000 | by Ron-142See all my reviews

FRANKENSTEIN & ME (1995) Director Robert Tinnell has brought back all of those childhood memories and fears....parents, arguments and the love of monsters. A carny comes to town featuring a sideshow that has the "real" Frankenstein monster. The body of the monster falls off a truck at night when the show leaves town. A 12-year old hides the crate containing the body, in hopes of a stormy night, to revive it! Burt Reynolds, in a restrained role, plays the boy's father. A loving look back at the Universal monster movies and those of us who grew up in the sixties putting together Aurora models. And most of all, an age-old theme is driven home perfectly -- follow your dreams.

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