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Eli Diamond
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Burt Wilder
Hercules Vilchez ...
Juan
Jerry Vichi ...
Baseball Man
Leo V. Finnie III ...
Monty Man
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Ingo Swedlin
Ray Stoddard ...
Dr. Scott
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Lyle
Tom Henschel ...
Dr. Drake
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Nick Deezy
Susan Bugg ...
Dr. Silver
Rodney Kageyama ...
Dr. Harmon
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Sylvia Pickel
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Dr. Weiner
Steven Scott ...
Dr. Thompson
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Cyndi Lauper and Jeff Goldblum play two psychics hired by Peter Falk to find his long lost son in a foreign country. When they get there they discover he's really hired them to help find a hidden temple in the mountains where all the psychic energy in the world comes from. Written by Jaymes Warnock <armyofme@erols.com>

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The psychic comedy that's out of its mind. See more »


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5 August 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El misterio de la pirámide de oro  »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

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$1,883,811 (USA)
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The role of Nick was originally written for a very short man; the 7th draft of the script has Sylvia commenting that "I like my men a little taller". After Jeff Goldblum was cast, sections were rewritten to include the "Stretcharoo" jokes. See more »

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At the beginning of the movie when Burt (Learner) is squeezing between the rocks at the mountain pass and turns towards the camera, the studio lights can be seen reflected in his dark glasses. See more »

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Nick Deezy: [Nick is being tested by two researchers, a man and a woman] Someone's had sex on this table.
[they share guilty looks]
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Referenced in Gossip Girl: Bonfire of the Vanity (2008) See more »

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Mona
Written by Marcos Loya
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Pickin up good and goofy vibrations!
7 August 2006 | by (Toledo, Ohio) – See all my reviews

Sylvia (Cyndi Lauper) and Nick (Jeff Goldblum) meet at an institute studying those individuals who have psychic abilities. Sylvia channels a lady named Louise, who can predict the future, and Nick can touch objects and then give detailed accounts of the objects' history. Whew! This twosome do not exactly hit it off, at first. Then, Sylvia learns that her boyfriend only wants her around so he can win at the racetrack and Nick discovers his long-standing partner has been cheating, too. Suddenly, Harry (Peter Falk) appears and asks for the duo's help in locating his missing son in Ecuador. He'll pay bigtime, of course. It's off to South America, to battle forces of evil in a quest for truth and, possibly, a treasure. Can Sylvia and Nick begin to like each other among the Inca ruins?

This is, truly, a funny movie. Lauper does a great job as the much put-upon Brooklyn dame and Goldblum is quite nice as her more learned and unexpected suitor. Falk is just down right hilarious as the scheming Harry. The script has some great one-liners and surprises while who can resist an exotic setting south of the border? If you should stumble across this film on television or at the video store, give it a whirl. It will bring a dose of sunshine into your life.


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