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Vibes (1988)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Romance  |  5 August 1988 (USA)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ramon Bieri ...
Eli Diamond
Burt Wilder
Hercules Vilchez ...
Jerry Vichi ...
Baseball Man
Leo V. Finnie III ...
Monty Man
Ingo Swedlin
Ray Stoddard ...
Dr. Scott
Tom Henschel ...
Dr. Drake
Nick Deezy
Susan Bugg ...
Dr. Silver
Rodney Kageyama ...
Dr. Harmon
Sylvia Pickel
Dr. Weiner
Steven Scott ...
Dr. Thompson


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 <>

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Put your hands on our hands and feel the... VIBES. See more »


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Release Date:

5 August 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El misterio de la pirámide de oro  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$18,000,000 (estimated)


$1,883,811 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Sylvia's shotgun is the infamous "Brute" manufactured in Brazil as a full size double barrel hunting gun, and imported by F.I.E. of Opa-Locka, Fl. (Miami). F.I.E. re-manufactured them by sawing off the barrels to just over the minimum legal length, and cutting off the butt stock behind the pistol grip, again to just over the minimum legal overall length. The Brute is legal to own and can sometimes be found for sale used. A later successor, the "S.O.B." (Son Of Brute) was a single barrel shotgun that got the same treatment. See more »


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


Dr. Weiner: All right Miss Pickle.
Sylvia Pickel: That's PickELL, Dr. Whiney.
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References Ghostbusters (1984) See more »


I've Got a Hole in My Heart
Written by Richard Orange
Produced by Cyndi Lauper and Lennie Petze
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Vastly underrated extremely funny for the new-age viewer
24 October 2002 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

I have seen this film at least five times and each time I find it hilarious.

Not only are the jokes funny, the performers superb, but unlike many comedies the jokes fit tightly with the action and the plot line is solid and engaging. It has components of the romantic comedy and the action-adventure film.

It has not been a big success and this must be because the jokes are all about new-age topics- psychic powers, astral travel, mysterious Incan cults, etc. Nothing is funny if you are not very familiar with the subject.

The best mother-in-law joke is not as funny to someone who has never had a mother-in-law, and not funny at all to someone who doesn't even know what one is.

The cast, as you can see, includes Falk and Goldblum, two extremely funny guys who give superb performances. But Lauper also gives, in her first screen appearance, an extremely funny performance; she is a gifted comedienne, and it is a shame her film career never took off. Sands, Gress and the other supporting actors are also very good in their roles; each character is very vivid and three-dimensional in spite of being comic caricatures.

The script, by veterans Ganz and Mandel (Splash, Parenthood, lots of TV stuff) is in my opinion their funniest by far.

So if you have interest in psychic, new-age, metaphysical, channeling and other such eccentricities, you might also find this one of your favorite comedies.

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