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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Did You Know?
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 looks in the mirror to make his face visible on Tuck's monitor, the resulting image should be "flipped" to represent his reflection. When compared to his non-reflected image, the part in Jack's hair never changes sides. See more
Lt. Tuck Pendleton
[about to dump Mr. Igoe into Jack's stomach
Ok pal. Here's how I spell relief.
The Special Effects credit at the end of the movie states "Mr Short's Interiors by Industrial Light and Magic". See more
Twistin' the Night Away
Written by Sam Cooke
Published by ABKCO MUSIC, INC.
Performed and Produced by Rod Stewart
Courtesy of WARNER BROS. RECORDS See more