February 13th, 1987



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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...

Release Year: 1987

Rating: 5.1/10 (11,392 voted)

Director: Michael Gottlieb

Stars: Andrew McCarthy, Kim Cattrall, Estelle Getty

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!

Writers: Edward Rugoff, Michael Gottlieb

Andrew McCarthy - Jonathan Switcher
Kim Cattrall - Emmy
Estelle Getty - Claire Timkin
James Spader - Richards
G.W. Bailey - Felix
Carole Davis - Roxie
Steve Vinovich - B.J. Wert (as Stephen Vinovich)
Christopher Maher - Armand
Meshach Taylor - Hollywood
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

Taglines: Just because Jonathan's fallen in love with a piece of wood, it doesn't make him a dummy.

Release Date: 13 February 1987

Filming Locations: Boscov's Camp Hill - 170 South 32nd Street, Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $6,001,208 (USA) (16 February 1987) (932 Screens)

Gross: $42,721,196 (USA)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

The motorcycle owned by Jonathan (seen frequently in the movie and on the movie poster) is a 1986 Harley Davidson Sportster XLH 883.

Anachronisms: Both Hollywood's car and BJ's limo have front plates Pennsylvania has not used front plates since the 1950s.

Hollywood Montrose: Don't let Felix get to you, he's just got a bad case of Miami Vice.

User Review

Oh, come on. It's a cute movie.

Rating: 7/10

I was a little bit disappointed to see that this movie is a 4.8 on IMDb. After all it's not that bad. It's a funny story with a romantic plot. No, of course it isn't Oscar material, and it's not the ultimate comedy. But it's just a feel good movie that you'll enjoy if you're into cheesiness.

Honestly, if you're telling me that you couldn't laugh at Captain Felix and his dog, Rambo, you must not have a funny bone. Especially for that funny scene where he and Mr. Richards end up in that car chase with Jonathan and Emmy, I mean come on, you had to laugh at that. There are also more than a few funny scenes that I thought more people would get a kick out of. Apparently, I was wrong, but please do give this movie a chance. I grew up with it and still love it 'till this day. Not to mention every time I hear that song "Nothing's gonna stop us" I think of the mall. :D



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