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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who had previously worked as Joe Dante
's cinematographer on all of his movies, was cast as Ozzie after Steven Spielberg
suggested him to play the absent minded professor. Director Dante and Producer Michael Finnell
were very skeptical about that idea and Spielberg insisted that they give him a screen test to just to see and was cast after impressing Dante and Finnell. See more
When Jack turns away from the mirror the picture in Tuck's pod should have turned with Jack's head, instead it stayed looking at Jack in the mirror. See more
Nuclear weapons, Jack. They mean nothing. Everybody's got them, nobody has the balls to use them. Am I right?
[Jack shrugs, then tries to say something
Space, you say? Space is a flop. Didn't you know that?
[Jack shakes his head
An endless junkyard of orbiting debris. Ah, but! - miniaturization, Jack. That's the ticket. That's the edge everyone is looking for. Who will have that edge, Jack? Which country will control minaturization?
[takes a puff of his cigar
Frankly, I don't give a shit. I'm ...
Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #26.127
TWISTIN' THE NIGHT AWAY
Written and Performed by Sam Cooke
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