MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 3,708 this week

Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986)

5.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.7/10 from 13,163 users  
Reviews: 63 user | 21 critic

Terry works for a bank, and uses computers to communicate with clients all over the world. One day she gets a coded message from an unknown source. After decoding the message, Terry becomes... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(story), (screenplay), 4 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Fall TV Premiere Week

Many of your favorite shows are coming back, along with plenty of series premieres. Here's a list of the shows premiering between Sunday, September 21 and Friday, September 26.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 22 titles
created 23 May 2012
 
a list of 37 titles
created 25 Nov 2012
 
a list of 43 titles
created 21 Apr 2013
 
a list of 29 titles
created 30 Jun 2013
 
a list of 40 titles
created 11 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986)

Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986) on IMDb 5.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Jumpin' Jack Flash.

User Polls

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Burglar (1987)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Bernice "Bernie" Rhodenbarr is a burglar by trade, and she runs a bookstore as well. Her friend Carl Hefler is a dog groomer. After a successful burglary, it's discovered that a dead body ... See full summary »

Director: Hugh Wilson
Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Bobcat Goldthwait, G.W. Bailey
The Telephone (1988)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

A crazy out of work actress, Vashti Blue, spends all her time in her small apartment with her pet owl and her telephone, which she uses to try and solve all her problems with life.

Director: Rip Torn
Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Severn Darden, Elliott Gould
Fatal Beauty (1987)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Rita Rizzoli is a narcotics police officer with a plethora of disguises. When a drug shipment is hijacked, the thieves don't know that the drug is unusually pure and packs of "Fatal Beauty"... See full summary »

Director: Tom Holland
Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Sam Elliott, Rubén Blades
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A retarded man get help from a sociopathic woman when tries to reunite with his dying father, who years earlier disowned him.

Director: Andrey Konchalovskiy
Stars: James Belushi, Jim Mapp, John Waters
Kiss Shot (TV Movie 1989)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A detached black mother looses her job and though the ability to pay back her credit. She recalls her billiard skills and begins to play for money. Will she be cool enough to be a pro in ... See full summary »

Director: Jerry London
Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Dennis Franz, Tasha Scott
Clara's Heart (1988)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

David is a teenager whose parents are in a deteriorating marriage after their infant daughter dies. Clara is a chambermaid at a Jamaican resort who's hired to be a housekeeper. She and ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Mulligan
Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Ontkean, Kathleen Quinlan
Eddie (1996)
Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Eddie is a New York limo driver and a fanatical follower of the New York Knicks professional basketball team. The team is struggling with a mediocre record when, in mid-season, "Wild Bill" ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Rash
Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Frank Langella, Dennis Farina
The Associate (1996)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A comedy about making it on Wall Street. Prejudices are hard to break and Laurel Ayres quickly learns that in order for people to take her seriously she has to work for an older white man ... See full summary »

Director: Donald Petrie
Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Dianne Wiest, Eli Wallach
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A young black woman discovers that her father was a sperm donor, and if that weren't bad enough, he's white.

Director: Richard Benjamin
Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Ted Danson, Will Smith
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Good natured Reverend Henry Biggs finds that his marriage to choir mistress Julia is flagging, due to his constant absence caring for the deprived neighborhood they live in. On top of all ... See full summary »

Director: Penny Marshall
Stars: Denzel Washington, Whitney Houston, Courtney B. Vance
Citizen (1982)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

This film follows a group of anonymous young people on an apparently random journey through a disjointed San Francisco cityscape. Along their travels they encounter a succession of madmen ... See full summary »

Director: William Farley
Stars: Stoney Burke, Whoopi Goldberg, Darryl Henriques
Drama

Effa Manley is a white woman "passing" as black during segregation. Outspoken, dynamic and beautiful, she crashes through barriers in the male-dominated world of sports as the first woman to own and manage a professional sports team.

Director: Penny Marshall
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Lady Sarah Billings
...
Mark Van Meter (as Jeroen Krabbe)
...
Carl
...
Jack
...
Hunter
...
Doug
...
Fred (as Phil E. Hartmann)
...
Karen
Edit

Storyline

Terry works for a bank, and uses computers to communicate with clients all over the world. One day she gets a coded message from an unknown source. After decoding the message, Terry becomes embroiled in an espionage ring. People are killed, and Terry is chased. Throughout she remains in contact with this unknown person, who needs Terry to help save his life. Written by Rob Hartill

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A man called jack has got her Jumpin' and the world may never be the same! See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

10 October 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Knock, Knock  »

Box Office

Gross:

$25,587,804 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Kellie Martin's film debut. See more »

Goofs

When Terry gives Jack the set-up contact details, she tells him to meet him at five pm the next day. Come three pm the next day where Terry is, and after her race back to the bank to warn Jack, she finds him just leaving to meet the contact. Jack is in Russia which would be at least seven hours ahead of New York. This would mean that Jack would be long-gone by the time Terry even finds out his contact is a set up, and would already be dead. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Male Broadcaster: [click] ... House has issued a series of clarifications of several of the President's statements at his nationally televised news conference last night. In addition to responding to a question about abortion with a three-minute answer about taxes and confusing his Attorney General with his Chief of Staff, the President apparently forgot that Hawaii is a State, referring to it as, "one of our strongest allies in the Pacific." A White House spokesman explained that the President had ...
See more »

Connections

Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Hollywood's New Vandalism (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Jumpin' Jack Flash
Performed by Aretha Franklin
Produced by Keith Richards
Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
Published by ABKCO Music, Inc.
Courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Jack-in-a-box personality...
4 July 2007 | by (Oldham, Gtr Manchester, England.) – See all my reviews

This is a star vehicle if ever there was one, so much so that the other characters barely even register on the scale. Like they did with Steve Martin and Eddie Murphy before her, Hollywood took the broad outline of Whoopi Goldberg's stand-up persona and tried to craft a movie around it. I suppose they figured she'd already proved her dramatic capabilities in "The Color Purple", so staying close to her roots next time around for a possible cash-in was worth it. Whether you are endeared to this almost cut and paste approach depends largely on if you find appeal in her and her act, or not. I do, so I'm not troubled that so much of the focus is on just one person for so long.

There's the usual 80's stock plot about spies and secret dealings, but really that's just a front to see if Goldberg can establish a wacky character and manage to keep the audience interested in following her journey until the end of the film. If that's the sum total of your expectations for this movie, then I'd say that all concerned accomplish their task rather well.

Roger Ebert complained that her character is a loner who doesn't interact properly with others. In this case, there is a definite reason why she was forced into such a narrow pigeonhole - it's so there's little chance that one of her co-stars may inadvertently steal her thunder. There's no fear of that, this is a one woman show throughout, but to me she proved that she's got the tools to headline a movie all by herself, and still be funny. Sisters are doing it for themselves.


3 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Favorite Lines getback70
funniest part daftdeb1969
Only a 5.3? jamie-dickerson
Terry and Jack's Relationship MsMecca
Whoopi looked hot.... kissshot85
Call me stupid but... jbond1
Discuss Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?