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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Director Joe Dante
originally turned this movie down when it was written as a sci-fi spy movie. After making Explorers
(1985), the story was rewritten as a sci-fi comedy. Dante was interested once one of the writers reworking the script said, "Imagine if someone like Dean Martin
is put in a space pod, miniaturized into a syringe and injected into the body of someone like Jerry Lewis
." He changed his mind, but the script was given to executive producer Steven Spielberg
who offered it to director Robert Zemeckis
. Zemeckis didn't want to make it, so Spielberg offered it to Dante who accepted. See more
Ozzie refers to Bugs, the rabbit, as a rodent. Rabbits are lagomorphs. 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.
The Special Effects credit at the end of the movie states "Mr Short's Interiors by Industrial Light and Magic". See more
Written and Performed by Wang Chung
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