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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 »

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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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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 »
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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

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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Connections

References The Wolf Man (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

Tree People on Bikes (country)
Music by Jerry De Villier Jr.
J.D.Jr. Music-So.Can.
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Above Average Family Entertainment
17 March 2005 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Earl Williams (Jamieson Boulanger) is a dreamer teenager obsessed with monsters, who fantasizes his life as if he were living in the world of the monsters of the Universal Studios. Although being an excellent student, his intolerant and nasty school teacher Mrs. Perdue (Louise Fletcher) does not like him and punishes him for any minor fault. His supportive father Les Williams (Burt Reynolds) 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. "Frankenstein and Me" is a story with ups and downs, but it is attractive most of the time, having a great message in the end. I saw it in a VHS horribly dubbed in Portuguese, with mistakes in the translation, but anyway this movie is an above average family entertainment. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Frankenstein"


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