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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)  »

Also Known As:

Knock, Knock  »

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$25,587,804
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Tracey Ullman was pregnant during filming. 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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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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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.
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How You Feel About Goldberg Will Dictate Whether You Like This Or Not
11 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

Here's a movie you'll either like a lot or can't stand, depending upon your feelings primarily about Whoopi Goldberg.

If her constant profanity - especially her use of the Lord's name in vain - doesn't phase you, this is a very entertaining flick. The computer stuff was very cool 20 years ago but dated down, as we've come a long way in that technology. A good thriller, though, with interesting twists.

If her language, and Goldberg's overall attitude, is not your liking, then pass this film up (and not all, but many others of hers) because this is typical of her humor and her profane mouth. What surprised me was that Penny Marshall is associated or at least had the reputation of a nice, family-oriented type director....yet she's involved with this?


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