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Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986)

R  |   |  Comedy, Romance, Thriller  |  10 October 1986 (USA)
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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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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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$25,587,804 (USA)
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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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A real fun film - not the best comedy ever, but if you want a light film with no pretensions...
31 August 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I have to admit to liking this film. I'm not sure or not how well it did on its release. I don't think there are any spoilers in revealing that Whoopi plays a computer genius who is contacted by a guy who needs her help (since it says so on the back of the DVD!). So as well as a comedy, there are some thrills thrown in as well.

It's well written, with some pretty obvious stuff in there, but it makes it kind of fun. Whoopi Goldberg puts in a good performance. Today it's fun to watch because the computers are SO out of date and because at one point Whoopi hits about 40 keyboard keys to type the work 'Hi"! Just listen to the sound of the keys. Whoopi's a good actress and comedian, but she's no typist - at least by the evidence here. And it's good to see Carol Kane and Stephen Collins, who both look about 12.

There are some fabulous continuity errors as well for anyone looking for them - in the scene in the police station, not only does the blanket Whoopi's wearing change places from scene to scene, so does her collar.

If you want a fun film that won't stretch your brain, this is well worth a look. Ingmar Bergman it isn't, but it's a nice feel good movie for those times when you just want to sit down and turn your brain off it's great. And if you want to know what computers used to look like and why you practically needed a second mortgage for somewhere to store them look no further.


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