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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lady Sarah Billings
Mark Van Meter (as Jeroen Krabbe)
Fred (as Phil E. Hartmann)


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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Release Date:

10 October 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Knock, Knock  »

Box Office


$25,587,804 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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The soundtrack includes "Rescue Me". The same song is on the soundtrack to another Whoopi Goldberg movie, "Sister Act". See more »


When Terry is giving the pregnant woman a hug in the beginning of the movie, there is nothing in the woman's hands. However, when they break the embrace she (the pregnant woman) is holding some fuzzy dice. See more »


[first lines]
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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Sabre Dance
from "Gayane"
Composed by Aram Khachaturyan (as Aram Khachaturian)
[At the scene of the dress in the shredder]
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"I wouldn't go out with any woman who called me a sheet!"
27 May 2001 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Undercooked, but ribald, enjoyable espionage-themed comedy about a computer programmer for a national bank in New York City who gets her own "Mission: Impossible" when a government agent taps into her system. Whoopi Goldberg really has no character to play here, so she wings it; tossing off one-liners and impersonations, she's a stitch, a true original. The production designer has decorated Whoopi's pad with offbeat movie posters, memorabilia and over-sized toys, but couldn't do much with the rest of this scenario, which dog-paddles along until we get to the predictable (though satisfying) conclusion. Some of the supporting characters (like Jim Belushi's mysterious heavy or Annie Potts' wife of a secret agent) come, go, and vanish completely, and the flick is held together with the barest minimum of tape. Still, it's a lot of fun anyway, which is completely due to Goldberg's sass. *** from ****

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