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The Man With Two Brains


Time Out says

Played by Steve Martin with the mixture of flat cynicism and crazed childishness which makes him a near successor to Jerry Lewis, brilliant brain surgeon Dr Hfuhruhurr falls foul of a wicked husband-collector (Turner), while still carrying on an affair with the talking brain of his dead wife, conveniently stored in a jar of purple fluid. Also in there somewhere are the crazed 'elevator' killer who turns out to be a very famous American TV chat-show host, the even more crazed Dr Necessiter (Warner, on his usual bonkers form transferring human brains into gorillas), and a condo apartment with an interior as large as Frankenstein's castle. It's a patchy affair, often hilarious, often thin, but it does contain a bewildering array of underwear adorning Ms Turner which would make a corpse sit up and steam. And any movie which contains the line 'Into the mud, scum-queen' is surely not totally devoid of cultural merit. CPea.

Release Details

  • Duration:93 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Carl Reiner
  • Screenwriter:George Gipe, Steve Martin, Carl Reiner
  • Cast:
    • Gerge Furth
    • Paul Benedict
    • Steve Martin
    • David Warner
    • Richard Brestoff
    • James Cromwell
    • Kathleen Turner
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