The Man with Two Brains (1983)

7.5 / Rated by 2 people

93 min.
Plot  Dr. Michael Hfuhruhurr (Steve Martin), a widowed brain surgeon, is renowned for inventing a method of "cranial screw-top" brain surgery. He saves the life of Dolores Benedict (Kathleen Turner), a gold-digging femme fatale who is accidentally run over by Hfuhruhurr when fleeing the scene of her latest husband's fatal coronary (which her malicious mind-games and scheming caused).

As she recovers, Hfuhruhurr falls in love and they marry. From the moment he carries her over the threshold, Dolores torments Michael by pretending to be too ill to consummate the marriage, citing a continuing headache. On a honeymoon and business trip to a medical conference in Vienna, a city living in fear of the serial "Elevator Killer," Hfuhruhurr meets mad scientist Dr. Alfred Necessiter (David Warner), who has created a radical new technique enabling him to store living brains in liquid-filled jars using the Elevator Killer's victims (Necessiter stating that he is not the Killer but the Killer's m...



Steve Martin
Dr. Michael Hfuhruhurr
Kathleen Turner
Dolores Benedict
David Warner
Dr. Alfred Necessiter
Paul Benedict
Dr. Necessiter's butler
George Furth
Peter Hobbs
Dr. Brandon
Earl Boen
Dr. Felix Conrad
James Cromwell
Estelle Reiner
Tourist in Elevator
Merv Griffin
Sissy Spacek
Voice of Anne Uumellmahaye (voice only) (uncredited)


All Titles

The Man with Two Brains
English Original Title

Release Dates


United States




Bultan rated The Man with Two Brains (1983) with 9.0 stars / 09.07.2014

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