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Vibes (1988)

Psychics hired to find lost temple...

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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 pirĂ¡mide de oro  »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

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$1,883,811
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Dan Aykroyd was originally cast as Nick Deezy. He dropped out after Columbia Pictures head David Puttnam insisted on casting Cyndi Lauper as the co-star. See more »

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In the last scene, Nick (Goldblum) enters Sylvia's (Lauper's) hotel room and calls to Sylvia by her real name, Cyndi. See more »

Quotes

Nick Deezy: [as they set off to find Harry, Jr., Nick holds the shirt Harry gave him] This isn't your son's shirt.
Harry Buscafusco: Sure it is.
Nick Deezy: No. This shirt's only been worn by one man, an older man much too old to be your son.
Harry Buscafusco: Did I say my son? No! I'm sorry. I'm *his* son. It's my father that's missin', Harry, Sr.
Nick Deezy: He's not that old, he's about your age.
Harry Buscafusco: I'm adopted. My mother remarried. One of my high school buddies. She saw his picture in my yearbook and, WHAMMO.
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Referenced in That Sci-Fi Guy: 5/5 Jeff Goldblum Roles (2012) See more »

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Arturo
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Pickin up good and goofy vibrations!
7 August 2006 | by 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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