History Film / Mannequin

20th Oct '17 3:05:24 PM Kalaong
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''Mannequin'' is a 1987 romantic comedy written and directed by Michael Gottlieb, about a new employee at a struggling old department store who discovers that one of their mannequins comes alive, but only when they are alone (it is actually an ancient Egyptian princess under a curse.) They fall in love and, with her help, he revitalizes the store thanks to the crazy window displays he designs.

This is 1980s HighConcept, that still never tries to be anything other than silly and fun. It stars Andrew [=McCarthy=] and Kim Cattrall, the latter who of course would later star in ''Series/SexAndTheCity''.

This seems to be based on an old episode of ''Series/TheTwilightZone'', but the director just came up with the idea after seeing an optical illusion in a store window that made one of the mannequins appear to move. It also shares striking similarities with the 1948 film ''Film/OneTouchOfVenus,'' in which a statue of the [[LoveGoddess goddess]] comes to life when kissed by a young window dresser.

There was also a {{sequel|itis}} released in 1991 called ''Mannequin: On the Move''. It stars William Ragsdale and Creator/KristySwanson, and Hollywood Montrose reappears in it.

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''Mannequin'' is a 1987 romantic comedy written and directed by Michael Gottlieb, about a new employee employee(Andrew [=McCarthy=]) at a struggling old department store who discovers that one of their mannequins mannequins(Kim Cattrall, later star of ''Series/SexAndTheCity'') comes alive, but only when they are alone (it is actually an ancient Egyptian princess under a curse.) They fall in love and, with her help, he revitalizes the store thanks to the crazy window displays he designs.

This is 1980s HighConcept, that still never tries to be anything other than silly and fun. It stars Andrew [=McCarthy=] and Kim Cattrall, the latter who of course would later star in ''Series/SexAndTheCity''.

This seems to be
fun.

Though apparently
based on an old episode of ''Series/TheTwilightZone'', but the director insists he just came up with the idea after seeing an optical illusion in a store window that made one of the mannequins appear to move. It also shares striking similarities with the 1948 film ''Film/OneTouchOfVenus,'' in which a statue of the [[LoveGoddess goddess]] comes to life when kissed by a young window dresser.

There was also a {{sequel|itis}} released in 1991 called ''Mannequin: On the Move''. It stars William Ragsdale and Creator/KristySwanson, and Hollywood Montrose Montrose(Meshach Taylor of ''Series/DesigningWomen'') reappears in it.
30th Jul '17 3:29:31 PM fruitstripegum
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* FishOutOfTemporalWater: Jessie.
29th Jul '17 1:39:23 PM ANTMuddle
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* FourEyesZeroSoul: Richards.
28th Jul '17 4:45:43 PM fruitstripegum
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* CurseEscapeClause: Jessie will be restored to life either until a thousand years pass, or if she finds love in a foreign land.

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* CurseEscapeClause: Jessie will be restored to life either until once a thousand years pass, or if she finds love in a foreign land.
28th Apr '17 11:04:05 AM fruitstripegum
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!!The sequel contains examples of:
* BigBad: Count Gunther Spretzle.
* CurseEscapeClause: Jessie will be restored to life either until a thousand years pass, or if she finds love in a foreign land.
* IdenticalGrandson: Jessie briefly mistakes Jason for William, and it's implied that he IS William's descendant.
* ParentalMarriageVeto: William's mother disapproves of his love for Jessie so much that she has the poor girl turned into a wooden statue.
* {{Ruritania}}: Hauptmann-Koenig.
* SecondLove: Jason for Jessie.
* TakenForGranite: Well, taken for ''wood'', actually - the curse turns Jessie into a wooden icon.
* UptownGirl: Prince William is a Gender Flipped example for peasant girl Jessie.
23rd Feb '17 6:26:09 PM Xtifr
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'''''Mannequin''''' is a 1987 romantic comedy written and directed by Michael Gottlieb, about a new employee at a struggling old department store who discovers that one of their mannequins comes alive, but only when they are alone (it is actually an ancient Egyptian princess under a curse.) They fall in love and, with her help, he revitalizes the store thanks to the crazy window displays he designs.

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'''''Mannequin''''' ''Mannequin'' is a 1987 romantic comedy written and directed by Michael Gottlieb, about a new employee at a struggling old department store who discovers that one of their mannequins comes alive, but only when they are alone (it is actually an ancient Egyptian princess under a curse.) They fall in love and, with her help, he revitalizes the store thanks to the crazy window displays he designs.
21st Nov '16 7:52:16 PM jormis29
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This seems to be based on an old episode of ''Series/TheTwilightZone'', but the director just came up with the idea after seeing an optical illusion in a store window that made one of the mannequins appear to move. It also shares striking similarities with the 1948 film ''Theatre/OneTouchOfVenus,'' in which a statue of the [[LoveGoddess goddess]] comes to life when kissed by a young window dresser.

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This seems to be based on an old episode of ''Series/TheTwilightZone'', but the director just came up with the idea after seeing an optical illusion in a store window that made one of the mannequins appear to move. It also shares striking similarities with the 1948 film ''Theatre/OneTouchOfVenus,'' ''Film/OneTouchOfVenus,'' in which a statue of the [[LoveGoddess goddess]] comes to life when kissed by a young window dresser.
26th Jul '16 7:24:46 PM ultimomant
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* VanityLicensePlate: Hollywood's plate reads "BADGIRL".
8th Jul '16 7:43:02 PM Mdumas43073
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[[quoteright:330:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mannequin_fur_coat_lounging.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:330:Romance, magic, and goofing around.]]

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[[caption-width-right:330:Romance, [[caption-width-right:300:Romance, magic, and goofing around.]]
4th Dec '15 7:49:25 AM DragonQuestZ
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* PrettyInMink (see page image): One scene has her in a huge fur coat and then flashing her black undies underneath.

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* PrettyInMink (see page image): One scene has her PrettyInMink: When the leads are goofing around the store, in one part they hang around the fur department and Ema wears a huge fur coat and coat, then flashing flashes her black undies underneath.



* QueerPeopleAreFunny

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* QueerPeopleAreFunnyQueerPeopleAreFunny: Hollywood is played as camp, although in ways meant to laugh with him more than at him.



* SexyCoatFlashing: Also see PrettyInMink.

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* SexyCoatFlashing: Also see PrettyInMink.Switcher and Ema act like an affluent, but bored, married couple when they are playing around in the store. Ema then flashes the fur coat she is wearing to show her bra and panties.
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