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The Bride

film poster for The Bride.
Directed by Franc Roddam
Produced by Keith Addis
Victor Drai
Lloyd Fonvielle
Chris Kenny
Written by Mary Shelley (novel Frankenstein)
Lloyd Fonvielle
Starring Sting
Jennifer Beals
Anthony Higgins
Clancy Brown
Music by Maurice Jarre
Cinematography Stephen H. Burum
Editing by Michael Ellis
Distributed by Sony Pictures
Release date(s) August 16, 1985
Running time 118 minutes
Country United Kingdom
United States
Language English

The Bride is an adaptation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, released in 1985 and directed by Franc Roddam. The film stars Sting as Baron Charles Frankenstein and Jennifer Beals as Eva, a woman he creates in the same fashion as his infamous monster. The Bride grossed $3,558,669.[1]

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Plot summary

The film begins with Baron Charles Frankenstein, his monster (Clancy Brown), Dr. Zalhus (Quentin Crisp), and his assistant Paulus (Timothy Spall) creating a female mate named Eva for the monster. Eva is physically identical to a human and lacking the deformities of the monster. As such, she is revolted by the monster and rejects him. This causes the monster to fly into a rage and destroy Frankenstein's laboratory. Frankenstein, believing himself and Eva to be the only survivors, flees with her back to Castle Frankenstein. There he falls in love with her and pursues the goal of making her a perfect human mate.

The monster, having survived, wanders into the countryside where he befriends a dwarf, Rinaldo (David Rappaport). They become involved with a circus owner who eventually kills Rinaldo, causing the monster to sink into a state of deep sorrow and rage. He decides to return to Castle Frankenstein to retrieve his mate. At this time, Eva discovers that she shares a psychic link with the monster. She rejects the Baron as the monster is returning to the castle to rescue her. In the film's ending, the Baron falls to his death, and the monster and Eva reunite with each other and head off to Venice.

Cast

Actor/Actress Role
Sting Baron Charles Frankenstein
Jennifer Beals Eva
Anthony Higgins Clerval
Clancy Brown Viktor the Monster
David Rappaport Rinaldo the Dwarf
Geraldine Page Mrs. Baumann
Alexei Sayle Magar
Veruschka von Lehndorff Countess
Quentin Crisp Dr. Zalhus
Cary Elwes Captain Josef Schoden
Timothy Spall Paulus

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