• Mannequin (1987)


Release Date: 1987

DVD Release Date: December 26th, 2001

PG |1 hr 29 min

Plot Summary

Jonathan Switcher (Andrew McCarthy), an unemployed artist, finds a job as an assistant window dresser for a department store. When Jonathan happens upon a beautiful mannequin he previously designed, she springs to life and introduces herself as Emmy (Kim Cattrall), an Egyptian under an ancient spell. Despite interference from the store's devious manager (James Spader), Jonathan and his mannequin fall in love while creating eye-catching window displays to keep the struggling store in business.

Cast: Andrew McCarthy, Kim Cattrall, Estelle Getty, G.W. Bailey, James Spader, Meshach Taylor, Carole Davis

Director: Michael Gottlieb

Genres: Romantic comedy , Fantasy

Production Co: Gladden Entertainment

Keywords: Forbidden love, 1980s, Madcap, Underdog, Lighthearted

Ratings & Reviews

  • 25
    Dave KehrChicago Tribune

    There's some solid talent here, but Gottlieb's overemphatic direction reduces them all to broad caricature--the kind of crazed mugging that isn't often seen outside the boundaries of Saturday morning kiddie shows. [13 Feb 1987, p.A]

  • 25
    Hal BoedekerMiami Herald

    In the romantic comedy Mannequin, a dummy comes to life. The movie never does. [18 Feb 1987, p.D6]

  • 25
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Hollow to the core. [14 Feb 1987]

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Nominated Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Nominated Music (Original Song)