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The Man Who Wasn't There (1983)

A State Department employee finds an egg-shaped device with a green fluid inside that makes the person who drinks it invisible. He finds himself being chased by foreign agents who want the substance.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Boris Potemkin
Ted Durand
Amanda / Ten Duyck (as Morgan Hart)
Pug Face Crusher (as Bill Forsythe)
Fireplug Crusher
Ivan Naranjo ...
Chief Crusher
Grey Crusher (as Clement St. George)
Vincent Baggetta ...
Assistant Secretary
Pudgy Aide
Hassan Khaffiri
John C. Becher ...


A State Department employee finds an egg-shaped device with a green fluid inside that makes the person who drinks it invisible. He finds himself being chased by foreign agents who want the substance.

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Release Date:

12 August 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Czlowiek którego tam nie bylo  »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,379,502, 14 August 1983, Wide Release

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2.35 : 1
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The scene where Lisa Langlois filmed her nude dance had to be lit very brightly since it was being prepped for the 3-D process, which is what resulted in the final cut. See more »


There are several scenes where wires can easily be spotted holding up or moving props. As an example, when the invisible Sam is having a drink, you can see the wires holding the glass. See more »

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It's totally "out of sight"!

Movies dealing with invisibility, is totally intriguing. I've seen Disney's "Now You See Him, Now You Don't", H.G.Wells' "The Invisible Man". And I remember the TV movie, "The Invisible Woman". In this movie, Steve Guttenberg plays a government worker who stumbled upon a small silver canister given to him by an invisible man. Before dying, the man gives information about who to meet with the canister. With the Russians and other 3rd world countries vying for the canister, Sam(Guttenberg) is over his head. Supposed to be getting married to his fiancée, Amanda(Morgan Most). In order to get away from the bad guys, he is assisted by her friend, Cindy (Lisa Langlois) who ended up being more understanding than Amanda. When Sam invests the formula, he experienced the state of being unseen. He gets his kicks at an all-girls academy by raising havoc. The funniest thing I've ever seen is when he accidentally spills the soda on the table, and sneak into the girls' shower to get a towel. After being caught by Cindy, they would eventually team up. Sam and Cindy go out and try to find the man who knows about the formula. The good news is that Sam is being helped by people around him. The bad news is that Amanda, Sam's own fiancée is part of the situation that he was clueless about. Even though this movie is not kid friendly, it's highly entertaining. Try to make this an adult film, and it will be disappointing. Because you won't be able to to see the action. Since this is a 3-D comedy, it's highly entertaining in every way. It was not a let down. 3 out of 5 stars.

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