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Man With Two Brains, The (1983)

Steve Martin is wacky brain surgeon Dr Michael Hfuhruhurr in this brisk comedy – He wants to leave his beautiful but evil and gold-digging wife Dolores (Kathleen Turner) for Anne Uumellmahaye (Sissy Spacek). The problem with the latter is . . . she’s only a brain!

Kathleen Turner handles her role of the alluring wife with great finesse and there are times when her own brand of scene-stealing hilarity makes this entertaining takeoff of 1950 sci-fi films doubly funny.

The movie is skillfully directed by Carl Reiner, and Steve Martin’s wry humour works to the utmost advantage of the witty and inspired script. Watch out for the Merv Griffin cameo!


Dr Michael Hfuhruhurr
Steve Martin
Dolores Benedict
Kathleen Turner
Dr Alfred Necessiter
David Warner
Paul Benedict
Dr Pasteur
Richard Brestoff
James Cromwell
George Furth
Dr Brandon
Peter Hobbs
Dr Felix Conrad
Earl Boen
Gun Seller
Bernie Hern
Francis X. McCarthy
William Traylor
Randi Brooks
James Gladstone
Bernard Behrens
Russell Orozco
Natividad Vacío
Dr Schlermie Beckerman
Don McLeod
Dr Jones
Jeffrey Combs
Nurse Breen
Haunani Minn
The Elevator Killer
Merv Griffin
Anne Uumellmahaye (voice)
Sissy Spacek

Carl Reiner