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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
Morgan Most ...
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
Ivan Naranjo ...
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Grey Crusher (as Clement St. George)
Vincent Baggetta ...
Riley
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Rastafani
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Assistant Secretary
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Pudgy Aide
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Hassan Khaffiri
John C. Becher ...
Cherub
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Czlowiek którego tam nie bylo  »

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2.35 : 1
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In 2001, about eighteen years after this movie was made and released, the Coen Brothers (Joel Coen and Ethan Coen) made an unrelated film with the same title - The Man Who Wasn't There (2001). 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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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Friday the 13th, Part 3: 3D (2014) See more »

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3-D: DUMB! DUMB! DUMB!
18 November 2001 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

The 3-D featured in "The Man Who Wasn't There" stands for DUMB, DUMB, DUMB! This inept comedy features lousy 3-D effects that makes the 3-D effects in "Jaws 3", "Amityville 3", and "Friday the 13th Part 3" look better by comparison. Not to mention the movie is asinine to the extreme. This was one of many 1983 movies to feature the pop-off-the-screen effects. Steve Guttenberg and Jeffrey Tambor got trapped in this mess, but at least it didn't kill their careers. Tambor would go on to star on HBO's "The Larry Sanders Show" and Ron Howard's box office smash "How the Grinch Stole Christmas", while Guttenberg followed this flop with "Police Academy" and "Cocoon". What them in those projects instead of them here in "The Man Who Wasn't There". If you do, you'll regret it.

1/2* (out of four)


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