Tuck Pendleton is a cocky pilot, who is taking part in a miniaturization experiment. When some bad guys break into the lab to steal the technology, one of the scientists takes a syringe which contains the miniaturized Tuck and vessel. Now in the vessel is part of the material needed to restore him. But the other part which is the lab is stolen. The scientist's shot but before dying he injects Tuck into Jack Putter, a hypochondriac, who feels that something is wrong with him all the time. When Tuck links himself to Jack's systems, he discovers that something happened. So they go back to the lab, and discover what happened. Now they are told that unless they retrieve the material that was stolen they won't be able to restore Tuck before his oxygen is depleted. Now the government rep decides that the only thing that matters that as long as they have the other half of the material, it is useless to the thieves. So Tuck eggs Jack to go out and find the thieves. They enlist the aid of ... Written by
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Did You Know?
The lab in the beginning of the film is the polar opposite of that of Victor Scrimshaw's, (Kevin McCarthy (I)'s) later on in the film. The lab seen when Dennis Quaid
is miniaturized is in fact what a real lab would look like which is basically a poor man's miniature home made pod. While the one later on seen during the scene where Ingoe (Vernon Wells
) is miniaturized and injected into Martin Short
is more high tech with all of the latest industrial tools with proper funding. See more
When the two Pods battle in Jack's throat, the 'bad guy' pulls the power cables out of the 'hero pod's thrusters, disabling the pod. Then when the pod falls into Jack's throat, you see it impact the sphincter which leads into the stomach. If you look closely, you can see that the power cables are still connected to the engine, and they stay there until the pod is re-enlarged, when the cables are mysteriously detached again (obviously a continuity problem between the model and the full-scale mock-up). See more
In lieu of champagne, how about some real pain? Propane?
The Special Effects credit at the end of the movie states "Mr Short's Interiors by Industrial Light and Magic". See more
Referenced in American Grindhouse
I'M AN OLD COW HAND (FROM THE RIO GRANDE)
Written by Johnny Mercer
Published by CBS FEIST CATALOG, INC. See more