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Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986)

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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Trivia

According to Penny Marshall's memoir 'My Mother Was Nuts', the script had numerous versions. Nancy Meyers and Charles Shyer wrote one for Shelly Long as the star. A version by David Mamet was filled with profanity. See more »

Goofs

When Terry and Jack are communicating with each other, a few times they refer to talking with the "consulate". They should have discussed talking to the "consul", which is a person, whereas the "consulate" is his office. See more »

Quotes

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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 ...
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References Mighty Mouse Meets Deadeye Dick (1947) See more »

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Set Me Free
Performed by The Pointer Sisters
Produced by Richard Perry
Written by Alice Willis, Danny Sembello & Cynthia Weil
Courtesy of RCA Records
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funny every time
9 January 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The essence of a great film is that it makes us laugh each time we watch it and this film certainly fits this criteria .

Whoopie Goldberg's star quality shines through as she carries scenes along mainly by herself as she supposedly communicates with an unseen man-in- trouble .

The film has some superbly memorable lines and just fulfils our deepest wishes that one day we will be whisked into a glamorous world of intrigue and espionage.

The end scene in the restaurant shows Whoopie's versatility and has us in tears for her.

She does not need swearing though to carry her talents . She can act with her face as well as her script . The rest of the cast perform admirably and this is one to watch time and time again .


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