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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
When filming the meat truck scene with Scrimshaw and Jack, the director realized only that day that Scrimshaw had no lines prepared; the script only contained Tuck Pendleton's voiceover. They hastily wrote a speech for Kevin McCarthy on a piece of paper, although in the film itself Tuck's voiceover renders the monologue inaudible. In the DVD commentary, Joe Dante says the speech was wonderfully amusing, but the piece of paper was lost before the lines were copied elsewhere. See more »
When Jack is knocked out by the stun gun one of the bad guys carries him out on his left shoulder. When they step outside Jack is now being carried on the right shoulder. See more »
Lt. Tuck Pendleton:
We're gonna drink this one to Ozzie. A good man who tried to save my ass by injecting me into yours.
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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 »
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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