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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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Sam Cooper
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Ted Durand
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Amanda / Ten Duyck (as Morgan Hart)
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Cindy Worth
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Pug Face Crusher (as Bill Forsythe)
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Fireplug Crusher
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Grey Crusher (as Clement St. George)
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Riley
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Rastafani
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Pudgy Aide
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Hassan Khaffiri
John C. Becher ...
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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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Being invisible gets you into spy rings, diplomatic circles, and the girl's locker room. See more »


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12 August 1983 (USA)  »

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Czlowiek którego tam nie bylo  »

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Director Bruce Malmuth also acts in the film as the Fireplug Crusher character. The film was Malmuth's debut as an actor. See more »

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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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The laughs expected weren't there either
16 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

Sam Cooper, a low-level State Department dweeb, comes into possession of a small silver sphere. Sam learns that the sphere contains tiny vials of a blue liquid, a serum that, upon drinking it, renders that person temporarily invisible. As a result Sam is hunted by three dumb thugs, a Soviet diplomat, and his best friend who works for Naval Intelligence. All of them want the sphere. Unfortunately, for Sam he can't simply turn over the vials or destroy them. By using the serum his body now carries "residues" that can be used to duplicate the formula. Making him valuable to all parties dead or alive.

For a movie that's supposed to be a comedy, there are very few laughs. Often the film is just outright silly. There is a lot of running around, yelling, and chasing along with a few sex gags and nude scenes. This film might have worked better if they had played it as a straightforward thriller and avoided the gimmicky 3-D photography.


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