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Frankenweenie (1984)

A young boy sets out to revive his dead pet using the monstrous power of science.

Director:

Tim Burton

Writers:

Tim Burton (based on an original idea by), Leonard Ripps (screenplay) (as Lenny Ripps)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Shelley Duvall ... Susan Frankenstein
Daniel Stern ... Ben Frankenstein
Barret Oliver ... Victor Frankenstein
Joseph Maher ... Mr. Chambers
Roz Braverman Roz Braverman ... Mrs. Epstein
Paul Bartel ... Mr. Walsh
Sofia Coppola ... Anne Chambers (as Domino)
Jason Hervey ... Frank Dale
Paul C. Scott Paul C. Scott ... Mike Anderson
Helen Boll Helen Boll ... Mrs. Curtis
Sparky Sparky ... Sparky
Rusty James Rusty James ... Raymond
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Storyline

When young Victor's pet dog Sparky (who stars in Victor's home-made monster movies) is hit by a car, Victor decides to bring him back to life the only way he knows how. But when the bolt-necked "monster" wreaks havoc and terror in the hearts of Victor's neighbors, he has to convince them (and his parents) that despite his appearance, Sparky's still the good loyal friend he's always been. Written by Kathy Li

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Short | Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 December 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Frankenweenie See more »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"Frankenweenie" was the film short that preceded Australian screenings of Touchstone's Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend (1985). At the Sydney press conference for Tim Burton's Batman (1989), the director was very surprised to hear that his "Frankenweenie" had been seen by an international audience, since, according to him, Disney had shelved it. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Chambers: [putting his cat out for the night] I hope you run into a ten-foot mouse.
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Spoofs Bride of Frankenstein (1935) See more »

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80's cinema
24 July 2008 | by nadstar4See all my reviews

This film was shown in the Cinema's to kids in the UK, before the main film started. I never knew what is was called but always remembered it, as it freaked me out. If it was 84 when it was shown, I would have been 5. That feels about right. So now i'm remembering this film, tipsy and thought... oh with the power of the internet I may actually discover this film's name. Now I have and by Tim Burton of all people! My job is done, after years of wondering about the scary dog, that should have been dead. Concentrating on typing is difficult right now. Any other 29 year old seen it in the cinema and felt scarred? Not sure what the main film was after. I can't wait to watch it again now I have found it :-)


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