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Creator (1985)




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An eccentric college scientist (Peter O'Toole) tries to resurrect his wife, dead for 30 years, with the help of his apprentice (Vincent Spano) and a beautiful assistant (Mariel Hemingway). The film was based on the book by Jeremy Leven.more
Rating: R (adult situations/language, nudity)
Genre: Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Jeremy Leven
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 27, 1999
HBO Video


Peter O'Toole
as Dr. Harry Wolper
Vincent Spano
as Boris Lafkin
Virginia Madsen
as Barbara Spencer
David Ogden Stiers
as Dr. Sid Kullenbeck
Karen Kopins
as Lucy Wolper
Elsa Raven
as Mrs. Mallory
Lee Kessler
as Mrs. Pruitt
Rance Howard
as Mr. Spencer
Ellen Geer
as Mrs. Spencer
Ian Wolfe
as Prof. Brauer
Mike Jolly
as Boom-Boom
Doug Cox
as Arthur
Vincent Cobb
as Hamberg
Jordan Charney
as Dr. Whitaker
Sandy Ignon
as Dr. Franklin
Jeff Corey
as Dean Harrington
Eve McVeagh
as Woman with Monkey
Al Fann
as Guard
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Critic Reviews for Creator

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

Peter O'Toole's madcap performance is a wonder to behold.

Full Review… | August 22, 2004
Spirituality and Practice

O'Toole makes it passable, but he's better than this and so is the audience.

July 21, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Weird (yet watchable) mid-80's sci-fi rom-com whatchamacallit.

July 25, 2002

Audience Reviews for Creator


Creator is a better film than its reputation thanks to a fine performance by Peter O'Toole and a good supporting cast including a young Virginia Madsen, Vincent Spano and David Ogden Stiers. The film has its flaws, but is good-natured and often funny if too often sentimental. The plot is actually quite clever for the mid-80's - Peter O'Toole has been cultivating his dead wife's cells for 30 years until technology allows him to recreate her using the fertilized egg of a another woman. It feels just plausible enough to be compelling, and we do wonder if Dr. Wolper will pull it off. O'Toole looks and is cast in a role of a much older man (he was 53 at the time), but his charm and charisma make this worthwhile despite its flaws.

Mark H.
Mark Harper

Super Reviewer

I do not know why I loved this movie, maybe because of the undying love and what this man wanted to do to get the love of his wife back.

Always loved this movie and the Professors undying love for the love of his life.

Linda Duganne

The best Sci-Fi, Romantic Comedy that I've seen yet. Plus there are 2 sets of tits including Mariel Hemmingway's tits before she ruined them by enlarging them (I don't care if they are big or small as long as they are ALL yours).

Allen Beasley

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