|Mannequin Two: On the Move|
Original movie poster
|Directed by||Stewart Raffill|
|Produced by||Edward Rugoff|
|Written by||Edward Rugoff|
|Music by||David McHugh|
|Edited by||John Rosenberg|
Joan E. Chapman
|Distributed by||20th Century Fox|
|Budget||$13 million (estimated)|
|Box office||$3.8 million|
Mannequin Two: On the Move is a 1991 romantic comedy film and a sequel to the 1987 film Mannequin. The film stars Kristy Swanson as a mannequin who was frozen one thousand years ago by an evil sorcerer using a magic necklace. She remains frozen until the necklace is removed and can stay permanently unfrozen if she receives a kiss from her true love.
A thousand years ago in the kingdom of Hauptmann-Koenig, Prince William wants to marry his beloved Jessie, a peasant girl. But his mother, the Queen, does not approve and has an evil sorcerer trick the Prince into putting a necklace on Jessie, which turns her into a wooden icon for 1000 years (or until she finds true love in a foreign land).
A thousand years later in the city of Philadelphia, Jason Williamson is hired to work in Prince & Company's visual display department, which is headed by flamboyant window dresser Hollywood Montrose. As a tribute to Hauptmann-Koenig, the Enchanted Peasant Girl is being sent to Prince & Company for a window display. Jason removes the necklace, which awakens Jessie. She believes he is Prince William until he convinces her a thousand years have passed and he is not the Prince (although Jason and his mother mention his family history, leading the audience to believe that Jason is the descendant of the Prince).
The sorcerer's descendant, Count Gunther Spretzle, arrived with the Enchanted Peasant Girl. He plans to take Jessie when she awakens (along with her necklace) and hop a flight for Bermuda. Jason (with help from Hollywood) is the only one who can stop him.
|William Ragsdale||Jason Williamson/Prince William|
|Meshach Taylor||Hollywood Montrose/Doorman|
|Terry Kiser||Count Gunther Spretzle/Sorcerer|
|Stuart Pankin||Mr. James|
|Cynthia Harris||Mrs. Williamson/Queen|
|Andrew Hill Newman||Andy Ackerman|
The first film had been financially successful and the production company wanted a sequel. A script was written and David Begelman hired Stewart Raffill, who had made The Ice Pirates (1984) for Begelman earlier, to direct.
Raffill said his philosophy was "just to play the humor. It's a situation comedy so you have to set up the situation. It's obviously an outlandish idea--it's an inanimate thing and then it comes to life--so in that structure you have all sorts of humor. Particularly if the person is just suddenly falling in love. You want that person's reactions to be interesting, so you try to come up with scenes that, you know, take advantage of that particular configuration of comedy potentials."
Filming took place in Philadelphia at Wanamaker's department store. "It was a good shoot," said Raffill. "And Kristy was a charm to work with. Very accessible and not spoiled in any way. She was just a neophyte as far as being an actor is concerned, but she played that part pretty well... It's a cute movie."
|Title:||Performed by:||Produced by:||Courtesy of:||Composed by:|
|"Do It For Love"||Gene Miller||Phil Galdston
John Van Tongeren
|John Van Tongeren |
|"Wake Up"||Gene Miller||Phil Galdston
John Van Tongeren
|John Van Tongeren |
|"Can't Believe My Eyes"||Gene Miller||Jon Lind||John Bettis |
|"Pick Up the Pieces (To My Heart)"||Cindy Valentine||Tony Green
for TGO Records, Ltd.
|Arista Records, Inc.||Cindy Valentine |
|"Casa De Coati"||Meshach Taylor
|Coati Mundi||Coati Mundi|
|"The Sea Hawk"||Erich Wolfgang Korngold|
|"Feel the Way I Do"||Shoes||Shoes||Black Vinyl Records||John Murphy|
|"That Love Thang"||E.I.E.I.O.||Phil Bonanno & E.I.E.I.O.||Frontier Records||Richard Szeluga |
|"Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now"||Starship||Narada Michael Walden||RCA Records||Albert Hammond |
Mannequin Two: On the Move received negative reviews from critics and unlike its predecessor, it was not a box office success, grossing just less than $4 million against its $13 million budget. It currently holds a 13% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Mannequin Two: On the Move was first released on VHS and LaserDisc in 1992 by Live Home Video. MGM Home Entertainment released the film to DVD for the first time on January 16, 2008 as part of a double feature two-disc set with the first Mannequin as the first disc. Mannequin Two: On the Move was released on Blu-ray for the first time by Olive Films (under license from MGM) on September 22, 2015.