Creator (film)

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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Ivan Passer
Produced by Stephen J. Friedman
Written by Jeremy Leven
Starring Peter O'Toole
Mariel Hemingway
Vincent Spano
Virginia Madsen
Music by Sylvester Levay
Cinematography Robbie Greenberg
Editing by Bill Phillips (supervising editor), Jimmy Ling, Hal Sanders (editors), Michael A. Warner (assistant editor)
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release dates September 20, 1985
Running time 107 min.
Country United States
Language English
Box office $5,349,607[1]

Creator is a 1985 film directed by Ivan Passer, starring Peter O'Toole, Vincent Spano, Mariel Hemingway, and Virginia Madsen. It is based on a book of the same title by Jeremy Leven.


Harry Wolper (O'Toole) is a Nobel Prize laureate in biology, obsessed by the possibility to clone his beloved late wife, Lucy. Helped by the student Boris Lafkin (Spano) and an eccentric egg-donor girl, Meli (Hemingway), Dr. Wolper finally succeeds in the cloning process, but the events leading to this achievement create strong bonds between himself and Meli, and also between Boris and his schoolmate, Barbara (Madsen). In the end, Harry realizes that he is in love with Meli, and interrupts the cloning process dropping the last cells of Lucy into the sea. From observing the romance of Boris and Barbara, Harry concluded that cloning could not actually replicate the Lucy he had loved, as she was the product of her experiences, and he had loved her in particlar because of the experiences they had shared.[citation needed]

The film omits a subplot from the novel in which Harry meets a person claiming to be his illegitimate child.



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