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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 »

Director:

Robert Tinnell
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1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

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
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Storyline

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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only one person can bring the monster back to life... and he's twelve years old. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Canada

Language:

English

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

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Ryan Gosling's feature film debut. See more »

Quotes

Judy Williams: My son is a dreamer, Judge, a dreamer just like his father, and this woman who calls herself a teacher has been trying to punish him for that. Because he'll be easier to control and the whole class will, and I, I've been helping her. I've been trying to suffocate my own son and why? Because he can escape? Because he can look up a hill and see Frankenstein's castle, and because I was raised like that? Your Honor, he's a great student and a decent boy, and he doesn't deserve to be sent away like ...
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Connections

Featured in Troldspejlet: Frankenstein and Me (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

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 must-see for monster lovers with kids.
10 February 2000 | by bymarkclark.comSee all my reviews

Fun and surprisingly touching account of a troubled by imaginative young boy who plots a fanciful feat straight out of James Whale. Director Bob Tinnell is a student of horror cinema, and a handful of dream sequences invoke the spirit of classic Universal and Hammer monster classics. Set during the early 1970s, Tinnell and his crew evoke the period with the precision of bigger budget films like THE ICE STORM and DAZED AND CONFUSED. One of those rare and wonderful films which, although aimed at younger audiences, which can be enjoyed by all members of the family. A must-see for monster lovers with kids.


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