Jekyll and Hyde... Together Again

1982

Comedy / Music / Sci-Fi

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Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 72%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 72% · 500 ratings
IMDb Rating 6.0/10 10 1408 1.4K

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Top cast

Cassandra Peterson as Busty Nurse
Lin Shaye as Nurse with Telegram
Barret Oliver as Child in Supermarket
Tony Cox as Lawn Jockey #1
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797 MB
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English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 26 min
Seeds 2
1.45 GB
1920*1080
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 26 min
Seeds 12

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by billthebassist 7 / 10

A movie from a time when we all didn't "Just say No"

It took me a while to find this movie since they don't have it yet on DVD (and my VCR is not worth hooking up again). I guess all the referencing to drug use is too much for some folks. But I found a decent bootleg on Ebay and I must say that anyone who takes this movie too seriously is just retarded. It is a slap stick spoof in the vein of "Airplane." I must say that when I watched it on Showtime or Spotlight growing up in the 80s, I enjoyed the humor a whole lot more then, than I do now. But it's definitely worth watching just to see what they(i.e., movie makers) were able to get away with before the "Just Say No" hypocrites unleashed their propaganda. sing..."We are all on drugs" hahaha It's a silly film and worth the $10 I paid off of Ebay to get it on DVD just don't even think about comparing it to the original - that's just plain stupid. What are you high?

Reviewed by Hey_Sweden 7 / 10

Hyde's got nothing to hide!

Doing an exaggeration of his druggist character on TVs' 'Fridays' series, comic actor Mark Blankfield does a very funny job at portraying these two classic characters. Dr. Daniel Jekyll is a surgeon who wants to get out of that line of work and do pure research. He's engaged to the materialistic daughter (Bess Armstrong) of his boss (Michael McGuire). But one of his experiments goes seriously awry, and he's transformed into the garish, swaggering Mr. Hyde, a sex fiend who would rather be a total 80s party animal than terrorize the public. Naturally, Daniel is stressed out when these transformations become fairly frequent.

It's certainly true that this raunchy, ridiculous spoof often traffics in cheap 'n' easy drug and sex jokes for the sake of laughs. But unless you prefer your comedies to be much more subtle and highbrow, this *does* show people a pretty good time. Granted, it can be hit or miss with its gags. It starts strong, and its first and final thirds are the best. It marked the theatrical directing debut for veteran comedy writer Jerry Belson (one of the four credited screenwriters here), who gives this great pace & energy. And even if it is overly silly and childish at times, this viewer really didn't mind all that much. At the very least, this is not bland or boring.

Blankfield is a hoot, especially when he's playing Hyde (not that that comes as a shock). He's well supported by a rich variety of familiar faces. Armstrong and the pretty, feisty Krista Errickson are fine eye candy as the two women in Jekyll & Hydes' lives. At first, the movie would seem to be an egregious waste of the great Tim Thomerson, but he does contribute some good, funny moments of his own in the movies' second half. A bunch of familiar performers have supporting roles and bits: Cassandra "Elvira" Peterson (the nurse whose breasts threaten to burst out of her costume), Peter Brocco, Liz Sheridan, George Wendt, Michael Ensign, John Dennis Johnston, Tony Cox, Art LaFleur, and Lin Shaye. George Chakiris appears briefly as himself.

In the end, it's hard (at least for this viewer) not to have SOME respect for a movie that ADMITS that it's an abomination of the concept created many years ago by Robert Louis Stevenson. The final gag is proof of this. And that theme song is so damn catchy.

Seven out of 10.

Reviewed by udar55 6 / 10

They don't make 'em like this anymore!

This was the funniest movie in the world when I was 8 years old. Now, not so much. Dr. Jekyll (Mark Blankfield) inadvertently snorts a powder he was mixing and becomes the disco-bopping, sex crazed Mr. Hyde. That is really all there is to this remixing of the Stevenson novel and THE NUTTY PROFESSOR. Director Jerry Belson throws out gags every 30 seconds and I'd say one out of three work. Blankfield truly has the energy for the part, that is for sure. I wonder why he was never a bigger comedy star? Look for small roles by George Wendt, Cassandra Peterson, Lin Shaye, and Art La Fleur. Seeing it some 25 years later, the best thing about it is the performance by one of my now favorites Tim Thomerson as a smug plastic surgeon. He is hilarious.

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