About the film
based on novel or book birthday police delusion murder dysfunctional family dummy doctor car accident mental illness possessiveness psychological horror ventriloquism orphan siblings
Release Date: November 25, 1988
|Slogan||:||«A Plastic Nightmare»|
|Production Companies||:||Malofilm Communications Inc., Image Organization, Lance Entertainment|
|Producers||:||Pierre David, Karl Archambault, Rene Malo, Jim Begg, Stuart Aikins, Barbara Shrier, Jeff Sniderman, Ginette Guillard|
|Writers||:||Andrew Neiderman, Sandor Stern|
A doctor has a lifelike, anatomically-correct medical dummy, with muscles and organs visible through its clear skin, named Pin (after Pinocchio). Via ventriloquism, Pin explains bodily functions in a way kids can relate to. When the over-strict doctor and his wife are killed in a car crash, his son (Leon) transfers his alter-ego into Pin, whom he always believed was alive. He starts using Pin as an excuse to over-protect his sister (Ursula) from admirers and deflect unwanted intrusions, even to the extent of committing murder.