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CREATOR * * * 1/2 +

by on 4/30/1999

Creator is a wonderful romp with peter o'toole playing mad doctor to vincent spano's smart yet kind of lost medical student.

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Romance is alive, she's alive!

by on 4/14/2002

To most, this movie may seem cliche and simplistic, but to those who have not succumb to the cynicism of the world around us will be able to see what the movie is simply about; the dream of love having the ability to transcend life's harshest moment.

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Product Overview

Dr. Harry wolper, a lonely biologist, is unable to let go of the money of his beloved wife who died 25 years earlier during childbirth. Armed with his genius as a biologist/physician, he is intent on mastering the process of creating life. Specifically in the form of his dead wife.


Studio Lions Gate
SKU 40110305
UPC 031398703839
UPC 14 00031398703839
Format DVD
Release Date 4/27/1999
Rating Rating
Based On A Novel
Love Affairs
Love Story
Love Triangle
Mad Doctor
Tear Jerker
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note An eccentric, brilliant scientist sets out to "recreate" his wife who died 25-years before. To complicate matters, just when he's about to succeed he falls head-over- heels for a beautiful coed. Based on the novel by Jeremy Leven.
Plot Summary
Summary For thirty years, an unconventional but brilliant scientist has been attempting to regenerate his dead wife by combining her cells with those of lusty young women. Now, with the help of one of his lab assistants, he may just be getting close...
Ivan Passer
Peter O'Toole
Mariel Hemingway
Vincent Spano
David Ogden Stiers
Cast & Crew
David Ogden Stiers - Actor
John Dehner - Actor
Mariel Hemingway - Actor
Peter O'Toole - Actor
Vincent Spano - Actor
Virginia Madsen - Actor
Ivan Passer - Director
Stephen Friedman - Producer
Jeremy Leven - Screenplay
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1985
Catalog ID 7038 - D
UPC 00031398703839
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 107 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English
Aspect Ratio
ReviewSource Chicago Sun Times
Review A London critic once described a stage performance by Peter O'Toole as his "Douglas Bader imitation," a reference to the Battle of Britain hero who walked on two artificial legs. O'Toole gives another Bader performance in Creator, lurching perilously through a chemistry laboratory and bludgeoning everyone around him with his lethal charm. It is the same sort of performance he gave in My Favorite Year and The Stunt Man - indeed, it is the basic performance he seems to be giving this decade - and, as usual, it works... The movie was directed by Ivan Passer (Cutter's Way), with his usual attention to personal quirks that preserve his characters from becoming trapped in the plot. I liked all of the casting, and I liked the fact that [Creator] found new combinations of familiar faces; who would expect to find O'Toole, [David Ogden] Stiers, [Mariel] Hemingway, [Vincent] Spano and [Virginia] Madsen in the same movie, and yet who familiar with their work would not enjoy seeing them together?
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 0
DVD, Pan and Scan (TV Format), Interactive Menu, Scene Access, Spanish
Product Attributes
Actor O'toole,Peter
Label Trimark Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times [O'Toole's got] lethal charm!

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