A hapless store clerk must foil criminals to save the life of the man who, miniaturized in a secret experiment, was accidentally injected into him.

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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 <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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1 July 1987 (USA)  »

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$27,000,000 (estimated)

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$4,739,000 (USA) (5 July 1987)

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$25,893,810 (USA)
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Trivia

The lab in the beginning of the film is the polar opposite of that of Victor Scrimshaw's, (Kevin McCarthy'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 »

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Tuck's mini computer keyboard has a slightly altered QWERTY layout. "Z" is found to the right of "L" and under "P" - which arguably may not be a goof even if it would make typing difficult - but the bottom row reverses the usual placement of "V" and "C" as well, which has to be purely a mistake. See more »

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Lt. Tuck Pendleton: [after Tuck shorted out the TV in Jack's apartment to get his attention, setting it on fire] Oh, Jack.
[Jack jumps at the sound of his voice, accidentally setting off the fire extinguisher in his hands]
Lt. Tuck Pendleton: You do see that I am real. You do believe me now, don't you? Huh?
Jack Putter: [weary] I... I don't know what to believe.
Lt. Tuck Pendleton: Believe it, Jack. Believe it because it's true. Now I want you to listen to me and I want you to listen good. Because we're in this together. And we've gotta' help each other out. Alright?
Jack Putter: ...
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The Special Effects credit at the end of the movie states "Mr Short's Interiors by Industrial Light and Magic". See more »

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HYPNOTIZE ME
Written and Performed by Wang Chung
Courtesy of GEFFEN RECORDS
By Arrangement with WARNER SPECIAL PRODUCTS
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Silly, But Not A Kids' Film
9 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is an updated "Fantastic Voyage" and interestingly done, I thought. Joe Dante directed a number of fun movies to watch.

It's not the innocent Steven Spielberg "E.T."-like movie I expected because of the language and several sex jokes. In other words, this is not a kids' movie.

Dennis Quaid stars and plays his usual cocky self. (He's mellowed in recent years.) Meg Ryan is her usual cute-but-of-little-substance self and Martin Short is just plain funny - the best guy in the movie.

The film offers a good combination of humor and science-fiction suspense. It's a fun movie I would rate higher if it weren't so silly in spots.


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