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Movie details for Creator

The movie was released in 1985 and directed by Ivan Passer, who also directed Cutter's Way (1981). Creator was produced by Lions Gate. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Peter O'Toole, Mariel Hemingway, Vincent Spano, Virginia Madsen, David Ogden Stiers, John Dehner, Karen Kopins, Kenneth Tigar, Elsa Raven, Lee Kessler, Rance Howard, Ellen Geer, Ian Wolfe, Mike Jolly, Burton Collins, Judith Hansen, Doug Cox, Anthony Peck, Crawford Binion and Byrne Piven.

 

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Exuding the charm and grace for which he seems to hold the patent, Peter O'Toole plays Doctor Harry Wolper, a renowned research biologist whose pet project is to clone his sorely missed wife, dead now for 30 years. Assisting him in fine fashion are Meli (... Read More
Exuding the charm and grace for which he seems to hold the patent, Peter O'Toole plays Doctor Harry Wolper, a renowned research biologist whose pet project is to clone his sorely missed wife, dead now for 30 years. Assisting him in fine fashion are Meli (Mariel Hemingway), a self-proclaimed 19-year-old nymphomaniac bent on capturing the affections of Dr. Wolper, and a research assistant (Vincent Spano), whose love interest is fellow student Virgina Madsen. This sweet and enjoyable romantic comedy is brought to a head when the Madsen character drops suddenly into a coma. Then Wolper's nemesis, played almost lovably by David Ogden Stiers, thwarts his cloning attempts by reclaiming the stolen equipment he's using to do so. While Dr. Wolper preaches the beauty of The Big Picture as a way of apprehending life, this one is decidedly a small picture, but in the sense of being attuned to small details, probably owing to the foreign sensibilities of Czech director Ivan Passer (Cutter's Way). The many disparate plot threads are eventually brought into harmony, though the sheer number of them may seem a jumble to many viewers. Better to let the big picture take care of itself, and content oneself with the many smaller pleasures this delightful film affords. --Jim Gay

Book details for Creator

Creator was written by Jeremy Leven. The book was published in 1980 by Backinprint.com. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

 

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A Nobel Prize-winning biologist attempts to re-create his late wife by implanting her clone into a 19-year-old nymphomaniac. And that's only part of the story. Dr. Harry Wolper, an aging Noble Prize-winning biologist, is attempting to create life-specifi... Read More
A Nobel Prize-winning biologist attempts to re-create his late wife by implanting her clone into a 19-year-old nymphomaniac. And that's only part of the story.

Dr. Harry Wolper, an aging Noble Prize-winning biologist, is attempting to create life-specifically, to re-create his adored late wife by implanting her clone in a loving but reluctant 19-year-old nymphomaniac, and do it before his conventional son can have him committed to an asylum.

Creator is a love story, a comedy, a zany account of science running amok, and a moving and tragic account of our biological and imaginative limitations and the struggle we wage against them.

Creator was turned into a feature film starring Peter O'Toole and Mariel Hemingway.