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Innerspace (1987)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mr. Igoe
John Hora ...
Ozzie Wexler


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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A huge dose of comedy in one big gulp! See more »


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Release Date:

1 July 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Viaje insólito  »


Box Office


$27,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,739,000, 5 July 1987, Wide Release

Gross USA:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the mirror scene in Tuck's bedroom, there is a copy of the novelization of Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983) on the table. Director Joe Dante and executive producer Steven Spielberg each directed a segment of that film. See more »


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 »


[Lydia herds Scrimshaw and his thugs into the miniaturizer at gunpoint, while Jack is fiddling with the control panel]
Dr. Margaret Canker: Don't worry, they won't know how to close it.
[the door closes over them]
Victor Scrimshaw: Certainly not. I'll get you for this, Margaret.
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Crazy Credits

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


Referenced in The Goldbergs: The Goldberg Girls (2018) See more »


Written and Performed by Wang Chung
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User Reviews

Simply very good entertainment.
5 February 2005 | by See all my reviews

This movie offers perfect entertainment.

The main characters and the performances by the actors are very good and comical. The movie is filled with some crazy 'not-so-everyday' characters and the villains are deliciously stereotyped and highly entertaining and there are some simply hilarious moments throughout the movie.

The movie can be described as an adventure science-fiction comedy. Surely the movie will not be remembered as one of the best of all time but I will always remember this movie as a very entertaining one and of which I have some very fond childhood memories.

The nice 'unknown' musical score by Jerry Goldsmith is very good, I actually watched this movie in honor of his death the day he had died, on 21 July 2004.

As long as you don't expect a masterpiece and merely want to be entertained, this movie is perfectly recommendable. Also very watchable for the entire family.



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