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Frankenstein (2004)

Not Rated | | Crime, Horror, Mystery | TV Movie 10 October 2004
Two hundred years after Mary Shelley's novel the brilliant but mad Doctor has sustained his creature and himself over two centuries through genetic experimentation. In present-day America ... See full summary »

Director:

Marcus Nispel

Writers:

Dean R. Koontz (concept), John Shiban
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Parker Posey ... Detective Carson O'Conner
Vincent Perez ... Deucalion
Thomas Kretschmann ... Victor Helios
Adam Goldberg ... Detective Michael Sloane
Ivana Milicevic ... Erika Helios
Michael Madsen ... Detective Harker
Deborah Duke Deborah Duke ... Angelique
Ann Mahoney ... Jenna (as Ann Mahoney Kadar)
Deneen Tyler ... Kathleen Burke
Brett Rice ... Detective Frye
Stocker Fontelieu Stocker Fontelieu ... Patrick
Maureen Brennan Maureen Brennan ... Vickey
Billy Louviere Billy Louviere ... Jack Rogers
Will Schierhorn Will Schierhorn ... Anthony O'Connor
Tom Nowicki ... Watkins
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Two hundred years after Mary Shelley's novel the brilliant but mad Doctor has sustained his creature and himself over two centuries through genetic experimentation. In present-day America Detective O'Connor is investigating a series of horrific murders which leads her to the doctor and his creature. What she uncovers reveals the strange evolution the doctor and his creation undergo over the course of two centuries and the divergent paths creator and monster take in pursuing good or evil. Written by dumpster_cakes

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Someone new is playing God.


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Trivia

The concept for this telefilm was originally developed by Dean R. Koontz and collaborator Kevin Anderson, and intended as a television series. When USA Networks joined the project as production company and distributor, Koontz signed on as screenwriter and executive producer. Martin Scorsese also signed on as executive producer, and a cast (most of whom were in the final product) was assembled. Following creative disputes between USA and Koontz, both Koontz and Scorsese left the project (Scorsese was later convinced to return). Koontz and Anderson later developed the concept into a series of novels (as "Dean Koontz' Frankenstein"), but Koontz allowed USA to use the names of his characters as long as they altered the plot and removed his name from all consideration. See more »

Quotes

Detective Michael Sloane: Souvenir, sexual gratification, dinner.
Detective Carson O'Conner: [Nancy goes to throw up again] Nice.
Detective Michael Sloane: What?
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Connections

Version of The Wide World of Mystery: Frankenstein: Part 2 (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

What I'm About
Written by Spencer Proffer and Steve Plunkett
Performed by Trust Company (as The Trust Company)
Courtesy of Geffen Records
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Good Pilot for the Spot of X-Files
15 November 2005 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Detective Carson O'Conner (Parker Poisey) and her partner Detective Michael Sloane (Adam Goldberg) are investigating murders of a serial-killer that mutilates and removes the internal organs of the victims. When they meet the mysterious and macabre Deucalion (Vincent Perez), they are informed that Dr. Frankenstein is alive with a legion of followers, using the name of Dr. Victor Helios (Thomas Kretschmann).

I liked this contemporary version of the character of Frankenstein. The story recalls "X-Files", having the same style of cinematography and music score. It seems to be a pilot of a TV series, inclusive there is no ending of the story but a great hook for the sequel. Anyway, it is a good entertainment, very underrated in IMDb. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Frankenstein"


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Frankenstein - Auf der Jagd nach seinem Schöpfer See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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