Dr. Heckyl and Mr. Hype (1980)

35mm film, Metrocolor, 1.85:1
mono, English

An American comedy science fiction/horror film directed by Charles B. Griffith.

Plot Summary

An ugly podiatrist is transformed into a dashing ladies' man when he drinks a scientist's new potion.


Directed by: Charles B. Griffith
© Cannon Films, Inc. MCMLXXX
The Cannon Group presents a Golan-Globus production a film by Charles B. Griffith
Produced by: Menahem Golan, Yoram Globus
Associate Producer: Jill Griffith
Screenplay by: Charles B. Griffith
With Apologies to: Robert Louis Stevenson
Director of Photography: Robert Carras [real name: Robert Primes]
Special Visual Consultant & Additional Photography: Hal Trussell
Editor: Skip Schoolnik
Music Composed by: Richard Band
Sound Mixer: Rob Newell
Wardrobe: Helen Kinsey
Makeup: Karen Kubeck
Special Effects Makeup for Oliver Reed: Steve Neill
Special Mechanical Effects & Construction: Tim Doughten
Special Prosthetics Effects: J.C. Buechler [real name: John Carl Buechler]
Production Designer: Maxwell Mendes
Casting: Ann Bell

Oliver Reed (Dr [Henry] Heckyl/Mr Hype)
Sunny Johnson (Coral Careen)
Maia Danziger (Miss Finebum)
Virgil Frye (Lt. Mack Druck, “Il Topo”)
Mel Welles (Dr Vince Hinkle)
Kedric Wolf (Dr Lew Hoo)
Sharon Compton (Mrs Quivel)
Denise Hayes (Liza Rowne)
Charles Howerton (Clutch Cooger)
Dick Miller (Irsil/Orson)
Jack Warford (Herringbone Flynn)
Lucretia Love (Debra Kate)
Ben Frommer (Sgt. Gurnisht Hilfn)
Mickey Fox (Mrs Fritz L. Pitzle)
Jacque Lynn Colton (Mrs Fran van Crisco)
Stan Ross (Flash Flud – prison guard)
Joe Anthony Cox (Bad Williams)
Yehuda Efroni (Bull Quivel)
Jackie Coogan (Sgt. Fleacollar)
Corinne Calvet (Pizelle Puree)

Alternative Titles

Dr Heckyl & Mr. Hype – alternative title
Dr Heckyl és Mr. Hype – Ronda vagyok, de hódítani akarok – Hungarian title
Dr Heckyl und Mr. Hype – West German title
Dr Heckyl y Mr. Hype – Spanish title
Dr.ヘキルとMr.ハイプ – Japanese title
Experiência Fatal – Brazilian title



  • Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Science Fiction by Phil Hardy (ed). p.359-360 – credits, review
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films II by Donald C. Willis 100-101 – credits
  • Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Film Sequels, Series, and Remakes by Kim R. Holston and Tom Winchester p.122 – credits, review