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Release Date:
5 August 1988 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Ramon Bieri ... Eli Diamond

Michael Lerner ... Burt Wilder
Hercules Vilchez ... Juan
Jerry Vichi ... Baseball Man
Leo V. Finnie III ... Monty Man

Googy Gress ... Ingo Swedlin
Ray Stoddard ... Dr. Scott

Harvey J. Goldenberg ... Lyle
Tom Henschel ... Dr. Drake

Jeff Goldblum ... Nick Deezy
Susan Bugg ... Dr. Silver
Rodney Kageyama ... Dr. Harmon

Cyndi Lauper ... Sylvia Pickel

Van Dyke Parks ... Dr. Weiner
Steven Scott ... Dr. Thompson
Joseph V. Perry ... Dave

Park Overall ... Jane

Julian Sands ... Dr. Harrison Steele

Max Perlich ... Busboy

Peter Falk ... Harry Buscafusco

John Kapelos ... Eugene

Bruce MacVittie ... Tony
Don Bexley ... Lou (as Don 'Bubba' Bexley)

Bill McCutcheon ... Mr. Van Der Meer

Steve Buscemi ... Fred
Jennifer Balgobin ... Gloria
Karen Akers ... Hillary
Fernando Verdugo ... Bellhop

Ronald G. Joseph ... Carl

Aharon Ipalé ... Alejandro De La Vivar (as Aharon Ipale)

Elizabeth Peña ... Consuelo

Robert Covarrubias ... Waiter
Darryl Henriques ... Ricardo
Elvira De Val ... Nurse (as Elvira Deval)
Ronald Paul Ramirez ... Hotel Clerk

Directed by
Ken Kwapis 
Writing credits
Deborah Blum (story) and
Lowell Ganz (story) &
Babaloo Mandel (story)

Lowell Ganz (screenplay) &
Babaloo Mandel (screenplay)

Produced by
Deborah Blum .... producer
Tony Ganz .... producer
Raymond Hartwick .... co-producer (as Ray Hartwick)
Ron Howard .... executive producer
Kate Long .... associate producer
David Wolff .... associate producer
Original Music by
James Horner 
Cinematography by
John Bailey (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Carol Littleton 
Casting by
Carrie Frazier 
Shani Ginsberg  (as Shani Ginsburg)
Production Design by
Richard Sawyer 
Art Direction by
Gregory Pickrell 
Set Decoration by
George R. Nelson  (as George Nelson)
Costume Design by
Ruth Myers 
Makeup Department
Betty DeStefano .... hair stylist: New York (as Betty De Stafano)
Alan Friedman .... makeup artist
Norma Lee .... hair stylist
Marlene D. Williams .... hair stylist: Ms. Lauper (as Marlene Williams)
Peter Wrona Jr. .... makeup artist: New York
Production Management
Jorge Gundín .... production manager: Ecuador
Raymond Hartwick .... unit production manager (as Ray Hartwick)
Bruce Nalepinski .... unit production manager: New York
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alan B. Curtiss .... first assistant director (as Alan Curtiss)
Brian Fong .... dga trainee
Jerry Leeds .... first assistant director: New York
Tom Seidman .... second assistant director
Art Department
Shelly Bartolini .... scenic artist: New York (as Shelley Bartolini)
Mike Carrillo .... assistant property master (as Michael Carrillo)
Tom Cranham .... illustrator
Dennis DeWaay .... construction coordinator
Steve Fegley .... construction foreman
Louis S. Fleming .... property master (as Louis Fleming)
Eugene Gurlitz .... art director: New York
David F. Klassen .... set designer (as David Klassen)
Donald Krafft .... leadman
John McCarthy .... greensman
John A. Mileski .... stand-by painter
Charles William Breen .... set designer (uncredited)
John Cassel .... propmaker (uncredited)
Michael Denering .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Victor M. Shannon .... plasterer (uncredited)
Sound Department
George H. Anderson .... sound editor
Kevin Barlia .... assistant sound editor
Beth Bergeron .... adr editor
John S. Coffey .... boom operator (as John Coffey)
Lisa Dorney .... assistant sound editor
Dennis Drummond .... supervising sound editor
Carol A. Ellison Fleming .... assistant sound editor (as Carol Fleming)
Carl Fischer .... boom operator
Richard Bryce Goodman .... production sound mixer
Craig Harris .... special sound processing
Doug Hemphill .... sound re-recording mixer (as Doug M. Hemphill)
Roxanne Jones .... sound editor
Bobbe Kurtz .... supervising adr editor
Cindy Marty .... sound editor
Christy Richmond .... assistant sound editor
Jeff Rosen .... sound editor (as Jeffrey Rosen)
Paul A. Sharpe .... sound re-recording mixer
Edward F. Suski .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Allen Hall .... special effects coordinator
Gary L. Karas .... special effects foreman (as Gary Karas)
Tony Parmelee .... special effects (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Yarek Alfer .... sculptor: Boss Film Corporation (as Jarek Alfer)
Susan Alpert .... modelshop coordinator: Boss Film Corporation (as Sue Alpert)
Maura Alvarez .... animation production assistant: Boss Film Corporation
Larz Anderson .... effects technician: Boss Film Corporation
Wayne Baker .... first assistant photographer: Boss Film Corporation
Dale Brady .... modelshop crew: Boss Film Corporation
Dave Chamberlain .... production assistant: Boss Film Corporation
Keith Claridge .... production assistant: Boss Film Corporation
Albert Cox .... optical camera operator: Boss Film Corporation (as Al Cox)
Philip Crescenzo .... electronics supervisor: Boss Film Corporation
Mark Dornfeld .... optical line-up: Boss Film Corporation
Richard Edlund .... visual effects producer
Leslie Ekker .... modelshop crew chief: Boss Film Corporation
Robert Eyslee .... chief lighting technician: Boss Film Corporation
Donald Fly .... chief financial officer: Boss Film Corporation (as Donald R. Fly)
Kento Gebo .... modelshop crew: Boss Film Corporation (as Kent Gebo)
Adam Gelbart .... modelshop crew: Boss Film Corporation
Ron Gress .... head painter: Boss Film Corporation
Jim Cody Harrington .... production assistant: Boss Film Corporation
Adam Hill .... modelshop crew: Boss Film Corporation
Michael Hosch .... sculptor: Boss Film Corporation (as Mike Hosch)
Daniel Hutten .... assistant special effects foreman: Boss Film Corporation (as Dan Hutten)
Ron Hutten .... production assistant: Boss Film Corporation
George Jenson .... visual effects art director: Boss Film Corporation
Kent Jones .... sculptor: Boss Film Corporation
Neil Krepela .... director of photography: Boss Film Corporation
Lesley Mallgrave .... production coordinator: Boss Film Corporation
Pat McClung .... modelshop crew chief: Boss Film Corporation
Dennis Michelson .... visual effects editor: Boss Film Corporation
Virgil Mirano .... still photographer: Boss Film Corporation
Michele Moen .... matte painter: Boss Film Corporation
Thaine Morris .... special effects foreman: Boss Film Corporation
Bill Neil .... plate photography: Boss Film Corporation (as William Neil)
Eric Peterson .... first assistant photographer: Boss Film Corporation
Samuel E. Recinos .... technical animation supervisor: Boss Film Corporation (as Samuel Recinos)
Chris Regan .... optical supervisor: Boss Film Corporation
Pat Repola .... head lab technician: Boss Film Corporation (as Patrick Repola)
Angie Russell .... animation production assistant: Boss Film Corporation (as Anjelica Casillas)
Jon Schreiber .... special projects assistant: Boss Film Corporation
Dennis Schultz .... modelshop crew: Boss Film Corporation
David Schwartz .... modelshop foreman: Boss Film Corporation
Nick Seldon .... modelshop crew: Boss Film Corporation (as Nicholas Seldon)
Paul Skylar .... modelshop crew: Boss Film Corporation
James Sleeper .... optical camera operator: Boss Film Corporation
Mark Stetson .... model shop supervisor: Boss Film Corporation
Patrick Van Auken .... grip: Boss Film Corporation (as Pat Van Auken)
Garry Waller .... special projects supervisor: Boss Film Corporation
Mark West .... design engineer: Boss Film Corporation
Gene Whiteman .... chief engineer: Boss Film Corporation
Claire Wilson .... assistant: Mr. Edlund, Boss Film Corporation
Debra Wolff .... assistant editor: Boss Film Corporation
Matthew Yuricich .... chief matte artist: Boss Film Corporation
Maryjane Zelicskovics .... production accountant: Boss Film Corporation
Philip Crescenzo .... visual effects: technical supervisor (uncredited)
Jim Cody Harrington .... grip: effects photography (uncredited)
Michael Van Himbergen .... visual effects coordinator (uncredited)
Joni Avery .... stunts
Rick Avery .... stunts
Hank Baumert .... stunts
John Branagan .... stunt coordinator
John Branagan .... stunts
Charlie Brewer .... stunts
Charles Croughwell .... stunts (as Charlie Croughwell)
Andy Epper .... stunts
Debby Lynn Ross .... stunts (as Debbie Lynn Ross)
Patrick J. Statham .... stunts (as Patrick Statham)
Gregg Smrz .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Dennis Agee .... assistant camera
Lou Barlia .... camera operator
Daniel Ducovny .... director of photography: New York
Michael M. Krevitt .... key grip (as Michael Krevitt)
Joe Laune .... best boy
Bruce McBroom .... still photographer
Larry McConkey .... panaglide operator: Ecuador (as Larry McConky)
Ronald W. McLeish .... lighting gaffer (as Ron McLeish)
Michael Raspa .... second assistant camera
George R. Schrader .... dolly grip (as George Schrader)
Donald E. Thorin Jr. .... first assistant camera
Gil Valle .... best boy grip
Richard Walden .... additional camera operator
Susan Walsh .... panaglide assistant: Ecuador
Alex Rodriguez .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Amy Grgich .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
John Boxer .... costume designer: New York
Norman A. Burza .... costumer: men (as Norman Burza)
Marilyn Matthews .... costumer: women
Marisa Urruti .... costume designer: Ecuador (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Donah Bassett .... negative cutter
Lisa Zeno Churgin .... first assistant editor (as Lisa Churgin)
Michele Conliffe .... post-production assistant
Phil Downey .... color timer
Raúl Dávalos .... assistant editor (as Raul Davalos)
Ed Stabile .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Location Management
Murray Miller .... location manager
Eric Schwab .... location manager: Ecuador
Music Department
Jim Henrikson .... music editor
Claudio Jacome .... music consultant: Andean music, Ecuador
James Horner .... conductor (uncredited)
James Horner .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Shawn Murphy .... scoring mixer (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Dan Anglin .... transportation coordinator (as Danny Anglin)
Luis A. Sartor .... transportation manager: Ecuador (as Luis Sartor)
John M. Woodward .... transportation captain (as John Woodward)
Other crew
B.J. Bjorkman .... script supervisor: New York
Frank DeMichelis .... craft service
Miranda Garrison .... tango choreographer
Regina Gruss .... publicist
Sondra Lee .... consultant: Mr. Kwapis
Shari Leibowitz .... production coordinator
Tom Malanga .... production auditor
Soomi Marano .... production office coordinator: New York
Phil J. Minsky .... caterer: Variety Caterers (as Phil Minsky)
Debbie Nodella .... assistant auditor
Tim Pedegana .... production assistant
Dan Perri .... title designer
Anne Rapp .... script supervisor
Luis Rodriguez .... translator: Quechua
Zelig Walters .... caterer: Variety Caterers (as Wally Walters)
Salvatore Carino .... production assistant (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Vibes: The Secret of the Golden Pyramids" - Philippines (English title)
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99 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

In her memoir, Cyndi Lauper states that she and Jeff Goldblum did not get along during production.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): In the last scene, Nick (Goldblum) enters Sylvia's (Lauper's) hotel room and calls to Sylvia by her real name, Cyndi.See more »
Sylvia Pickel:[affecting a snobbish accent] Will someone please settle this? In a Rolls Royce Corniche, the bar opens from left to right, not right to left, doesn't it?See more »
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A very underrated film:, 31 December 1998
Author: Rick from Illinios

I think Vibes was a very funny film. Jeff Goldblum and Cyndi Lauper were very cute together and Peter Falk was very delightful to watch. The plot was crazy but I think it was supposed to be. The special effects were very good and you couldn't help but like the characters (mostly Cyndi Lauper)

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