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Innerspace (1987)

 -  Adventure | Comedy | Sci-Fi  -  1 July 1987 (USA)
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Viaje insólito  »

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$25,893,810 (USA)
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The only film directed by Joe Dante to win an Academy Award. See more »

Goofs

When Ozzie staggers out of the elevator and injects the pod into Jack, the needle enters in the middle of his left buttock, through his pants. However, when Dr. Canker is reviewing what are presumably security camera photos from the mall, Jack is shown being injected very high on his left buttock (almost into his lower back), and through the waistband of his jacket. See more »

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[Jack and Lydia encounter a henchman in the stairwell; Lydia aims a gun at him]
Scrimshaw's Henchman: Hold it!
Lydia Maxwell: You hold it!
Scrimshaw's Henchman: I bet it ain't even loaded!
Lydia Maxwell: Oh yeah?
[she aims the gun at the ceiling and fires; it clicks emptily]
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References The War of the Worlds (1953) See more »

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TWISTIN' THE NIGHT AWAY
Written and Performed by Sam Cooke
Published by ABKCO MUSIC, INC.
Courtesy of RCA RECORDS
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Entertaining
1 June 2001 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

Innerspace is an entertaining sci-fi comedy with good performances from Martin Short, Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan. Also, the special effects are great. That is, if you think about the fact that the film was made in 1987. Naturally, the effects would be much better if the film was made today.

There are also many laugh-out-loud scenes in the film, but as all comedies Innerspace goes on for too long and in the end I just wanted the film to be over. Overall though, it's an entertaining movie that would have benefited from being about 15 minutes shorter than it is. (6/10)


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