Completely innocent man, Michael Jordon, is drawn into a web of government secrets when a girl carrying a mysterious package gets into a taxi with him. When she's later murdered, Michael becomes the chief suspect and goes on the run.

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Architect Michael Jordon is New York on business. Mysterious and beautiful stranger, Janet Dunn, runs into the taxi cab he's using and asks him to deliver a package for her. Enchanted by her, he does so and goes back to meet Janet afterwards, but finds her in her hotel dead. Now everyone believes that he's the killer and to make things even worse, a mysterious sinister group that's after the package is now after him as well. His only ally is his business contact Kate Hellman, who has mysteries of her own. Their first goal is to find out what was in the package. Meanwhile, someone tries to assassinate the director of national security, whom Janet Dunn tried to contact before her death.

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$3,597,244 (USA) (4 June 1982)

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$9,434,062 (USA)
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The characters of Kate Hellman and Michael Jordon in this movie, played by Gilda Radner and Gene Wilder respectively, fall in love in this suspense-comedy's reel life and thereby mirrored the actual romance that developed between these two actors in their real life. See more »

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The woman's name who is murdered in the hotel is Janet Dunn, at 55:44 Michael Jordan reads an article in the newspaper titled "Janet Stone found murdered in N.Y. hotel room" See more »

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[Michael and Janet burst into the back of a taxi from opposite sides at the same time, bumping heads into shoulders]
Michael Jordon: Oh, goddamn...
[sees Janet for the first time]
Michael Jordon: [to Janet] I love you!
Janet Dunn: Get out of my cab!
Michael Jordon: Where is it? Show it to me.
Janet Dunn: [shouting over him] Get out of my cab right now!
Michael Jordon: I'd love to, just tell me which one it is.
Janet Dunn: Driver!
Janet Dunn: [through gritted teeth to Michael] Get out of my cab.
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Comedy - Mystery
2 September 2003 | by (orbiting around Marz) – See all my reviews

I like this movie - based on the 2 stars in it - Gene Wilder & Gilda Radner. They make this flick watchable. They are a sweet and funny comedic duo. I know this movie is billed as a comedy and I feel that the reason for that is

  • basically because Gene and Gilda are / were COMEDIANS... It's a little


funny - It's more like a mystery. Which actually makes for the reason this film is so misunderstood. To put two well-known comedians , head - to - head , in a mystery - wanna - B - comedy ... Well , it speaks for itself. But I like it. It's cute and Gene and Gilda are cute in it. It's not as good as the other films they are in together , but then again - the movie wasn't writtenfor them - and the other movies the two appear in together ARE , most definately COMEDIES.


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