John Larroquette is the head of a detective agency that is hired to find a missing person, probably kidnapped. They employ the help of a mystic/psychic to help find the missing girl. Written by
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A clip from the TV series Perfect Strangers plays on the TV. In the clip, Larry Appleton is calling for "Balki." Bronson Pinchot, who stars in this film as Bobby, played Balki in "Perfect Strangers." See more »
Sister Elizabeth, Preston, and Bobby are able to leave the restaurant, get the to airport, purchase tickets to Pittsburgh, and board the plane, in the same time it takes the kidnappers to go from their apartment, into the hallway to their apartment. See more »
[answering machine message]
Hello, you've reached the Second Sight *psychic* detective agency. We know who you are and what you want, so, at the sound of the beep, hang up.
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I foresaw a decent comedy...but it sure wasn't this one! (spoilers)
This had the potential to be a great, dumb 80s comedy perfect for your lazy afternoon viewing. You had the cast for it--John Laroquette and Bronson Pinchot--and a stupid plot: a detective agency that uses an eccentric psychic to solve crimes. But either there was just not enough stupid humor, or there was too much technical detail about the crimes they were solving, that detracted from this potential and the result is anything but funny.
The story involves the psychic, a scientist, a detective, a fender bender and a missing Cardinal. I have to give credit to Bronson Pinchot, though, who actually did make me laugh a few times with his strange psychic practices and acid tongue alter-ego Marty. John Laroquette, on the other hand, seems to be reluctant to break out of his monotoned cynicism, making this more like John Laroquette as John Laroquette.
Even myself, a fan of dumb 80s comedies would say, you're not missing much if you pass on this one.
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