MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 773 this week

Innerspace (1987)

PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  1 July 1987 (USA)
6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 37,719 users  
Reviews: 70 user | 48 critic

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.

Director:

Writers:

(story), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 28 titles
created 22 Jan 2012
 
a list of 33 titles
created 08 Aug 2012
 
a list of 43 titles
created 02 Oct 2013
 
a list of 33 titles
created 21 Dec 2013
 
a list of 49 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Innerspace" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Innerspace (1987)

Innerspace (1987) on IMDb 6.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Innerspace.

User Polls

Won 1 Oscar. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Enemy Mine (1985)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A soldier from Earth crash-lands on an alien world after sustaining battle damage. Eventually he encounters another survivor, but from the enemy species he was fighting; they band together ... See full summary »

Director: Wolfgang Petersen
Stars: Dennis Quaid, Louis Gossett Jr., Brion James
Matinee (1993)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A small-time film promoter releases a kitschy horror film during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Director: Joe Dante
Stars: John Goodman, Cathy Moriarty, Simon Fenton
D.O.A. (1988)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Dexter Cornell, an English Professor becomes embroiled in a series of murders involving people around him. Dexter has good reason to want to find the murderer but hasn't much time. He finds... See full summary »

Directors: Annabel Jankel, Rocky Morton
Stars: Dennis Quaid, Meg Ryan, Charlotte Rampling
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The Gremlins are back, and this time, they've taken total control over the building of a media mogul.

Director: Joe Dante
Stars: Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, John Glover
The 'Burbs (1989)
Comedy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

An overstressed suburbanite and his paramilitaric neighbor struggle to prove their paranoid theory that the new family in town is a front for a cannibalistic cult.

Director: Joe Dante
Stars: Tom Hanks, Bruce Dern, Carrie Fisher
Gremlins (1984)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A boy inadvertantly breaks 3 important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town.

Director: Joe Dante
Stars: Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton
The Howling (1981)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

After a bizarre and near fatal encounter with a serial killer, a television newswoman is sent to a remote mountain resort whose residents may not be what they seem.

Director: Joe Dante
Stars: Dee Wallace, Patrick Macnee, Dennis Dugan
Comedy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

In this satire on 70s B-movie industry, a young ditsy pretty blond arrives in Hollywood to try her luck as an actress. After some mishap, a shady agent finds her a job with a sleazy B-movie crew plagued by strange deadly accidents.

Directors: Allan Arkush, Joe Dante
Stars: Mary Woronov, Paul Bartel, George Wagner
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

When missile technology is used to enhance toy action figures, the toys soon begin to take their battle programming too seriously.

Director: Joe Dante
Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Gregory Smith, David Cross
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

When a hypochondriac learns that he is dying, he accepts an offer to throw himself in a volcano at a tropical island, and along the way there, learns to truly live.

Director: John Patrick Shanley
Stars: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Lloyd Bridges
Inner Space (TV Series 1974)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

William Shatner narrated this filmed documentary series focusing on the animals and wildlife that make up the undersea kingdom.

Stars: William Shatner
Comedy

In 1967, strait-laced exploitation movie king Roger Corman embarks on a life-changing attempt to capture the psychedelic world of LSD on film by taking a "trip" himself, abetted by Jack Nicholson, Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper.

Director: Joe Dante
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
Fiona Lewis ...
...
...
...
...
...
...
John Hora ...
...
...
...
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Take a trip you'll never forget. See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 July 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Viaje insólito  »

Box Office

Gross:

$25,893,810 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(70 mm prints)| (35 mm prints)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan met on the set of this movie. They were married in 1991. See more »

Goofs

While the man and woman are shrunk to half size and trying to use a phone booth, the sky behind the booth changes in every shot. It goes from blue with distinct clouds, to grayish and cloudless, to a mixture of both and back again. See more »

Quotes

Jack Putter: We've got the chip!
Lt. Tuck Pendleton: All right!
Jack Putter: We're on the way to the lab!
Lt. Tuck Pendleton: All right!
Jack Putter: But I think they put someone in there with you!
Lt. Tuck Pendleton: All... what?
See more »

Crazy Credits

The Special Effects credit at the end of the movie states "Mr Short's Interiors by Industrial Light and Magic". See more »

Connections

Referenced in Hollywood's Leading Ladies with David Sheehan (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

I'M AN OLD COW HAND (FROM THE RIO GRANDE)
Written by Johnny Mercer
Published by CBS FEIST CATALOG, INC.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

Fantastic Voyage Too
10 April 2003 | by (fairview, nj) – See all my reviews



INNERSPACE (1987) *** Dennis Quaid, Martin Short, Meg Ryan, Kevin McCarthy. Fast-paced and frenzily funny action/comedy/sci-fi film with Quaid as a washed up military pilot who volunteers to be miniaturized in a scientific experiment a la "Fantastic Voyage" inside a bunny but is mistakenly injected into hyper hypochondriacal Short (in arguably his finest comic role) who provides the physical comedy with Ryan as Quaid's long-suffering journalist girlfriend. Nice performances and some truly eye-popping Oscar-winning visuals. Directed by Joe Dante


17 of 22 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Wouldn't cutting Jack's vein open cause severe inner bleeding? BlueNoodle79
Why didn't Mr. Igoe go inside Lydia? DavidJones
One line wonders: An 80s phenomenon phantom_tollbooth
Remake Innerspace??? Why not! mykphillips
Meg Ryan's leather miniskirt knauswalpole
What was that song called? shades191920
Discuss Innerspace (1987) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page