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Dr. Harry Wolper is a character. First he steals Boris, a new student assistant by promising him a co-ed's phone number. Then he hijacks new high tech equipment for his own research, confusing the other university researchers who can't see "the big picture." Harry has a plan, he wants to clone his dead wife, but first he needs an egg and a host. He mounts his search by stapling notices to every telephone pole in town from his bike, which is how he meets Mili. As the year progresses, he sees Boris' romance follow the same pattern as his own, twenty-five years ago.
He is obsessed to re-create his wife...she died thirty years ago.
Also Known As:
The Big Picture
Release Date: September 20, 1985
Runtime: 107 mins
All Genres: Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
IMDB Rating: 5.4
Buried.com Rating: 6.4 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With C
MPAA Rating: R
Peter O'Toole ...Dr. Harry Wolper
Mariel Hemingway ...Meli
Vincent Spano ...Boris Lafkin
Virginia Madsen ...Barbara Spencer
David Ogden Stiers ...Dr. Sid Kullenbeck
John Dehner ...Paul
Karen Kopins ...Lucy Wolper
Kenneth Tigar ...Pavlo
Elsa Raven ...Mrs. Mallory
Lee Kessler ...Mrs. Pruitt
Rance Howard ...Mr. Spencer
Ellen Geer ...Mrs. Spencer
Ian Wolfe ...Prof. Brauer
Mike Jolly ...Boom-Boom
Burton Collins ...Lyman
Judith Hansen ...Karen
Doug Cox ...Arthur
Anthony Peck ...Norman
Crawford Binion ...Fred
Byrne Piven ...Krauss
Vincent Cobb ...Hamberg
Gary Bayer ...Bovi
Jordan Charney ...Dr. Whitaker
William Bassett ...Dr. Sutter (as William H. Bassett)
Sandy Ignon ...Dr. Franklin
Jeff Corey ...Dean Harrington
Michael McGrady ...Larry
Eve McVeagh ...Woman with monkey
Al Fann ...Guard
Michael Greene ...Guard (as Michael Green)
Stephen J. Friedman
"I'm a Woman"
More Movie Taglines:
- He is obsessed to re-create his wife...she died thirty years ago.
- It's potentially dangerous, probably illegal and definitely crazy.
- Dr Harry Wolper: I tell you Sid, that one of these days we'll look in to our microscope and find ourselves staring right into God's eyes, and the first one who blinks is going to lose his testicles.
Boris: You know, Harry, I'm still trying to find the big picture but I keep missing it because I am so in love with Barbara that nothing else matters. Dr Harry Wolper: What makes you think you are missing it?
Dr Harry Wolper: Another of the dilemmas "in which we are all", Pavlo, is that there are too many damn machines around here. We're all missing The Big Picture.
Dr Harry Wolper: Sequencer? Sid doesn't need a sequencer, Pavlo.... And he doesn't have the room for it anyway. Pavlo: Oh, he put all of his animals in my lab. [pause] Dr Harry Wolper: Sid may have the only biology lab in the world that has nothing alive in it.
Mrs Pruitt: [to Dr Wolper] Dr Novak called. He said that your proposed address to the Medical Congress on "The Profit Incentive in Misdiagnosis" is really not very funny at all.
- Several "flashback" scenes were filmed at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, but they were cut from the final print.
While filming a scene where Harry (Peter O'Toole) rides his bicycle on a downtown street, an extra stepped out from a building too early and caused him to have a minor crash.
At the beach house, Harry tells Boris that Lucy was a former Miss New Jersey. Karen Kopins, who plays Lucy, was a former Miss Connecticut.
Jeremy Leven adapted the script from his own novel.
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Rating: 6.4 out of 10.0 - 58 votes cast total