Peter O’Toole, Mariel Hemingway, Vincent Spano and Virginia Madsen star in the 1985 romantic comedy Creator, based on the novel by Jeremy Leven (screenwriter of The Notebook). A renowned biologist (O’Toole), obsessed with cloning his late wife, is helped by a lab assistant (Spano) in love with a fellow student (Madsen) and an eccentric egg-donor (Hemingway).
Release Date: September 20, 1985
Studio: Universal Pictures
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Adaptation
Director: Ivan Passer
Screenwriter: Jeremy Leven
Cast: Peter O’Toole, Mariel Hemingway, Vincent Spano, Virginia Madsen, David Ogden Stiers, Karen Kopins
Running Time: 1 hr. 47 min.
MPAA Rating: R
Armed with his genius as a biologist/physician, Dr. Harry Wolper is intent on mastering the process of creating life… specifically in the form of his dead wife. All that’s standing in his way is the university, the faculty, the laws of nature and about 20 local ordinances. But just when he is about to unravel the mystery of life, a sexy young assistant (Mariel Hemingway) moves in and captures his heart. Now, the only life that comes unraveled is his own.