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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 »

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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 ... Vickey
Billy Louviere Billy Louviere ... Jack Rogers
Will Schierhorn Will Schierhorn ... Anthony O'Connor
Tom Nowicki ... Watkins
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Storyline

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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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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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

Deucalion: Your real enemy is not the killer. It's his maker, and mine, too. I was created with bodies salvaged from a prison graveyard. One heart from a thief, one from a crazed killer, hands from a strangler, eyes from an ax murderer. My life force from a thunderstorm.
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Version of Frankenstein (1984) 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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Worthwhile watch; but still a let-down
10 October 2004 | by imran-1See all my reviews

I thought that this movie was beautifully crafted .. acting was definitely above par for a Network made-for-TV movie. I guess that I left this movie feeling a bit unsatisfied. It seemed like too much of a "safe" pilot than a really movie. There was some conflict resolution, but the only resolution that was handed down in this movie was on a sub-plot .. leaving the evil villain to his own devices.. mysterious stranger is still mysterious and available to help. It reminded me of the Traffic miniseries .. too deliberately setup as a pilot for a full on series. Gave it a 5/10 as a movie.. if this does end up being a series .. i'll definitely add it to my tivo list.


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