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Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986)

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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 »

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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

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10 October 1986 (USA)  »

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Knock, Knock  »

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$25,587,804 (USA)
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Burt Reynolds was the original choice for director but he had a falling out with producer Joel Silver and left the project. See more »

Goofs

When Terry is arrested, there are several glaring mistakes in police procedures, especially considering that she was a "woman with a gun." She is not handcuffed and the back window of the police cruiser is open. See more »

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A Solid, Entertaining, and First Time Suspenseful Comedy
28 July 2009 | by (utah) – See all my reviews

At times Whoopi Godberg goes too far and becomes weird and at other times brings her own unique, frolicking fresh comedy that outshines most traditional comic gaps. Sometimes the plot is convoluted from logical belief and at other times grips with a sizzling suspenseful twist. This movie is a mixed bag, but has a nice espionage storyline that holds up well especially considering this is an early mix of both serious spy drama with comic humor, a usually impossibly difficult blend to get right. There are some old new young faces here. The main plot point of rarely actually seeing one of the main characters is intriguing and unique to this movie, one of its claim of fame. Repeated viewing isn't recommended very often, as part of the compelling nature of this movie is its mystery action theme which gets somewhat old and helps to keep the movie going along with the usually balance drama-comic high points.


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