Plot & Details
In Mannequin, a lame attempt to revive the style and panache of fantasy-tinged romantic comedies of the '30s and '40s, Andrew McCarthy stars as a department store window-dresser who discovers that one of his mannequins (Kim Cattrall) is actually a woman from ancient Egypt when she becomes animated one evening. She then inspires him to become the most expressive window-dresser the business has ever seen. Of course, there is intrigue involving a rival department store's attempt to drive the good guys out of business, and together the two store-crossed lovers must combat the forces of evil to save the day. There is no real mystery about what will happen in the course of the film; it all seems color-by-numbers. The only thing unique about Mannequin is its uniquely bad and illogical script, which has holes larger than the Grand Canyon. Mannequin was a surprise box-office hit, earning nearly 25 million dollars in just under a month of its release -- no small feat considering its miniscule budget and seeming lack of appeal to any particular demographic. It spawned an inferior sequel, Mannequin Two: On the Move, reaffirming the belief that anything is possible. In spite of being panned by critics across the board, it did manage to receive one accolade -- its theme, "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now," was nominated by the Academy for Best Song.
- Genre(s): Comedy,Fantasy,Romance
- Run Time: 90min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 02/13/1987
- DVD Release Date: 12/26/2001
- Distributor(s): 20th Century Fox
- Director(s): Michael Gottlieb
- Starring: Andrew McCarthy , Kim Cattrall , Estelle Getty , G.W. Bailey , James Spader
- Themes: Down on Their Luck,Lovers on the Lam,Reincarnation
- Tone: Easygoing,Goofy,Light,Silly,Humorous,Sweet,Bright,Gentle,Madcap,Upbeat,Warm
- Keywords: ancient, department-store, ghost, mannequin, reincarnation, romance, sculpture, afterlife, supernatural-forces
- Country of Origin: USA (02-13-1987)
- Language: English