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Mannequin (1987)

A young artist, searching for his vocation, makes a mannequin so perfect he falls in love with it. Finding the mannequin in a store window, he gets a job there and his creation comes to life.

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Cast

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Emmy
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Claire Timkin
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Richards
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Felix
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Roxie
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B.J. Wert (as Stephen Vinovich)
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Armand
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Phyllis Newman ...
Emmy's Mother
Phil Rubenstein ...
Mannequin Factory Boss
Jeffrey Lampert ...
Factory Worker
Kenneth Lloyd ...
Superdad
Jake Jundef ...
Superkid (as Jake Jundeff)
Harvey Levine ...
Balloon Boss
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Jonathan Switcher is a young artist. He just doesn't seem to last in any job he does. But when he builds a mannequin, he makes it so perfect, he falls in love with it. It is the first thing he has made that makes him feel like a real artist. The mannequin ends up in the window of a big department store. When he saves the life of an old lady who happens to be the owner of that store, he is rewarded by getting a job at the store as stock boy. Later the mannequin comes to life as Emmy, who was an ancient Egyptian living in the year 2514BC. The two redesign the window display to make it most eye catching in town. The store competitors are not happy and will do anything to stop them! Written by Sami Al-Taher <staher2000@yahoo.com>

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13 February 1987 (USA)  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

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$42,721,196 (USA)
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Journey to the Unknown: Eve (1968) featured a story about a young man called Albert (Dennis Waterman) who sees in the display window of a department store an attractive dummy. It comes to life and smiles at him, he falls in love and so gets a job at the store as a dresser. See more »

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When Felix and Mr. Richards chase Jonathan and Emmy on Jonathan's Harley, the car that the two men are initially sitting in is black but in the next few shots it is a completely different color - a bright green. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Claire Prince Timkin: I don't care if he puts a rubber glove on his head and runs naked around the store screaming, 'Hi! I'm a squid!'
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My Girl
Performed by The Temptations
Produced by Smokey Robinson (as William Robinson) & Ronald White
Courtesy of Motown Records Corp.
Words & Music by Smokey Robinson (as William Robinson) & Ronald White
Published by Jobete Music Co. Inc.
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Nothing can come between the love of a man and his Mannequin
16 November 1998 | by See all my reviews

This is a fun loving romantic comedy that hits the spot every time I watch it.

I love this film. It may not be Oscar winning material but it is high entertainment full of jokes, unusual situations and one of the best "high speed chases" I have seen.

Andrew McCarthy is so adorable as the out of work artist who finds his inspiration from the mannequin he designs and makes.

Kim Catrall puts in a good performance of the time travelling Egyptian princess who is never quite content with her situation until she reaches "present day America" in the form of a department store mannequin.

I definitely recommend this movie. It will cheer you up or just fill in an evening's movie entertainment. Whatever you do with it enjoy it cause deep down it's a love story that everyone will be really satisfied with.


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