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


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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

Adding to the classic rock theme running throughout the movie, Terry's boss' name is James Page (guitarist from Led Zeppelin). 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 »

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Referenced in Ben Elton: The Man from Auntie: Episode #1.2 (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Misled
Performed by Kool & The Gang
Written by Robert Kool Bell (as Robert Bell), J.T. Taylor (as James Taylor) and Kool & The Gang
Courtesy of De-Lite Records
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IT'S A GAS GAS
7 August 2003 | by (Gent, Belgium) – See all my reviews

There aren't not that many female directors around and Penny Marshall is one of the few who scored some hits with her movies in the eighties ("She's having a baby", "The hard way") and of course "Jumpin' Jack Flash", one of those delicious comedies from the eighties that aren't dated, and that aren't silly. Whoopi Goldberg who was a bit the hot "strange" spot from Hollywood since her appearance in "The color purple" did some nice comedies from which this one must be one of the finest. She plays the role of Teresa aka Terry, a weirdo who is obsessed by movies and books, and during daytime she spend eight hours in a bank behind a computer (a must for pcfreaks to see how dated they are!!!). Her hilarious boss Mr James Page (Peter Michael Goetz) forbids her to chat, she obeys till Jumpin Jack Flash knocks. She can't resist the power not to respond and soon she discovers that Jumpin Jack Flash is a CIA-agent who is somewhere in East Europe (it was still a cold war) and he begs him to help. Sooner as Teresa thinks she has become a target from the KGB as well and as you can guess she ends up in dangerous hilarious situations (or are you kidnapped any day in a phone booth?). Absolutely do not to try to understand the plot, there isn't one and if there should be some it has no meaning...it's just a CIA-agent who runs for the KGB, that's all but that's not the reason why you should watch this, it's just to see a fine comedy that stands for 90 minutes of entertainment.


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