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Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde Details

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Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale of a man whose scientific meddling has unexpected results gets a cross-gender update in this comedy. Richard Jacks (Tim Daly) is a research scientist trying to work his way up the ladder at a major perfume company when he inherits the notebooks of his great-grandfather, Dr. Henry Jekyll. Fascinated by Jekyll's ideas about the duality of man, Jacks starts performing experiments to refine his potion that would isolate man's good and evil natures. However, Richard's version has a very different result than the old Jekyll formula, instead of turning him into a snarling beast, the drug transforms him into Helen Hyde (Sean Young), a beautiful and powerfully sexy woman with a slight case of nymphomania. Jacks figures that a good looking woman willing to sleep with nearly anyone should have no trouble rising to a position of power within the company, so his alter-ego Helen may be his ticket to a room at the top. But this plan may require a bit of explaining to Jacks' girlfriend, Sarah (Lysette Anthony). The supporting cast includes Polly Bergen, Jeremy Piven, and Harvey Fierstein, who is so awestruck by Helen Hyde's allure that he's rendered heterosexual by the experience. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:September 1, 1995

Cast

Sean Young
as Helen Hyde
Tim Daly
as Dr. Richard Jacks
Lysette Anthony
as Sarah Carver
Stephen Tobolowsky
as Oliver Mintz
Harvey Fierstein
as Yves DuBois
Polly Bergen
as Mrs. Unterveldt
Kim Morgan Greene
as Paparazzi Lady/Party Lady
Victor Knight
as Bill
Sheena Larkin
as Mrs. Mintz
Susan Trustman
as Cocktail Party Woman
Stephen Shellen
as Larry
Julie Cobb
as DuBois' Psychiatrist
Michael Rudder
as Nose
Herb Goldstein
as Nose
John Franklyn-Robbins
as Professor Manning
Mark Camacho
as Waiter
Aron Tager
as Lawyer
Jane Connell
as Aunt Agatha
Robert Wuhl
as Man With Lighter
Jeremy Piven
as Pete Walston
Mike Hodge
as Eagleton

Crew

John Morrissey
Producer
Jerry Leider
Producer
William Davies
Screenwriter
William Osborne
Screenwriter
Tom Priestley Jr.
Cinematographer
Patrick Rousseau
Musical Direction/Supervision
Tony Lombardo
Editor
Gregory Melton
Production Designer
Guy Lalande
Art Director
Ginette Robitaille
Set Designer
Molly Maginnis
Costume Designer
Louis Craig
Special Effects
Pedro Gandol
First Assistant Director
Mike Fenton
Casting
Allison Cowitt
Casting
Diane Simard
Makeup
Wayne Massarelli
Makeup
Kevin Yagher
Makeup
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