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Second Sight -- Four-time Emmy Award-winner John Larroquette and Bronson Pinchot star as a private investigator and a super-psychic who operate a paranormal detective agency in this wild comedy.
Second Sight -- US Home Video from Warner Bros.


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Writers (WGA):
Tom Schulman (written by) and
Patricia Resnick (written by)
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Release Date:
3 November 1989 (USA) See more »
He's in the detective biz with a psychic wiz!
John Larroquette is the head of a detective agency that is hired to find a missing person, probably kidnapped... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Forgotten Action Cinema: Second Sight
 (From Beyond Hollywood. 10 June 2012, 6:47 PM, PDT)

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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

John Larroquette ... Wills

Bronson Pinchot ... Bobby

Bess Armstrong ... Sister Elizabeth

Stuart Pankin ... Preston Pickett Ph.D.

John Schuck ... Manoogian

James Tolkan ... Coolidge

William Prince ... Cardinal O'Hara
Michael Lombard ... Bishop O'Linn

Christine Estabrook ... Priscilla Pickett
Marisol Massey ... Maria

Adam LeFevre ... Mike
Andrew Mutnick ... Elmore
Ron Taylor ... Carl
Mike Crossen ... Cop Bloom Gallery

Suzanne Shepherd ... Marilyn Bloom (as Suzanne Shephard)
William Mooney ... Fritz Bloom
Ellis Williams ... Davey

Cornelia Guest ... Blonde in Diner
Barbara Meek ... Eileen
Will Le Bow ... Agent Alman

Dominic Chianese ... Father Dominic
Odetta Rogers ... TV Anchor Woman
Jack Hynes ... TV Anchor Man
Leonard Jackson ... Doorman at Hampshire House
Wayne Chou ... Waiter
Chester Lee ... Cook
Lucy Johnson ... Stripper

Kim Chan ... Chinese Store Owner

James Huston ... Pilot (as Jim Huston)

Mark Arnott ... Co-Pilot
Susan Forristal ... Stewardess

JoAnna Rhinehart ... Reporter #1
Eugene Boles ... Reporter #2
Barry Nolan ... Reporter #3
Ken Baltin ... Reporter #4
Paul O'Brien ... Church Cop
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Bronk ... Bicyclist (uncredited)

Scott J. Fisher ... Roller Skater on the Common (uncredited)
Michelle Fortune ... Stripper (uncredited)

Directed by
Joel Zwick 
Writing credits
Tom Schulman (written by) and
Patricia Resnick (written by)

Produced by
Joseph M. Caracciolo Jr. .... executive producer
Margaret Hilliard .... associate producer
Mark Tarlov .... producer
Original Music by
John Morris 
Cinematography by
Dana Christiaansen (director of photography)
Film Editing by
David Ray 
Casting by
Patricia McCorkle  (as Pat McCorkle)
Production Design by
James L. Schoppe 
Art Direction by
Paul W. Gorfine 
Set Decoration by
Bryan Thetford 
Costume Design by
Cynthia Bales 
Makeup Department
William A. Farley .... hair stylist (as Bill Farley)
Robert Philippe .... makeup artist (as Robert Phillipe)
Lyndell Quiyou .... hair stylist
Mickey Scott .... makeup artist
Production Management
Burtt Harris .... unit production manager
Tia Lemke .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
George Fortmuller .... second assistant director
Walter Scott .... second unit director
Glen Trotiner .... second assistant director
Robert E. Warren .... first assistant director (as Robert Warren)
Art Department
Dominic Belmonte .... property master
Dimitri Bulgarcic .... painter (as Dimitri Bugarcic)
Robert J. Carlyle .... construction foreman (as Robert Carlyle)
Mark DeMichele .... lead man
Cathy Hay .... assistant property master (as Kathy Hay)
Thomas W. Lay Jr. .... illustrator
W. Scott Mason .... construction foreman (as Scott Mason)
Clarence Lynn Price .... construction coordinator
Christine Kaseta Cornelius .... set designer (uncredited)
Kurt Smith .... carpenter (uncredited)
Sound Department
Louis Cerborino .... supervising sound editor (as Lou Cerborino)
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist
Noreen Evans .... assistant sound editor
Harriet Fidlow .... supervising adr editor (as Harriet Fidlow Winn)
Tom Fleischman .... sound re-recording mixer
John Fundus .... boom operator
George A. Lara .... foley artist
Christopher Newman .... sound mixer (as Chris Newman)
Mark Rathaus .... sound editor
Fred Rosenberg .... sound editor
Marc S. Shaw .... adr editor (as Marc Shaw)
Ahmad Shirazi .... assistant sound editor (as Maddy Shirazi)
Judy Silberstein .... assistant adr editor
Brunilda Torres .... assistant sound editor
Marty Church .... adr mixer (uncredited)
George A. Lara .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Casey Cavanaugh .... special effects
Lawrence J. Cavanaugh .... special effects coordinator (as Larry Cavanaugh)
R. Bruce Steinheimer .... special effects supervisor
Visual Effects by
John Alagna .... optical line-up
Valerie Baiardi .... effects animator
John Battaglia .... effects animator
Kinnereth Ellentuck .... camera operator: New York Special Effects
Bran Ferren .... special visual effects
Phil Gosiewski .... camera operator: New York Special Effects
Gregory Harker .... effects animator (as Greg Harker)
Ron Martin .... process projection
Dick Rauh .... art director (as Richard Rauh)
Robert Rowohlt .... optical camera
Bruce Vaughn .... camera operator: New York Special Effects
Michael Ventresco .... effects animator
Tom Weston .... photography: Associates & Ferren
Frost Wilkinson .... photography: Associates & Ferren
Vincent Yacenda .... effects animator (as Vinnie Yacenda)
Eliot Yaffe .... process projection
Brad Bovee .... stunts
Tony Brubaker .... stunts
Kate Carleton .... stunts
Robert Chip .... stunts (as Robert Chin)
Danny Costa .... stunts
Charles Croughwell .... stunts
Cliff Goulet .... stunts
James E. Hall .... stunts
Robert Lee Harris .... stunts
Jean Malahni .... stunts
Bufort McClerkins .... stunts (as Bufort McClerkins Jr.)
Carol Neilson .... stunts (as Carol Lee Neilson)
Chris Pennington .... stunts (as Sprague Theobald)
Bernadette Penotti .... stunts
Brian Ricci .... stunts
M. Lynda Robinson .... stunts
Beckett Royce .... stunts (as Becket Royce)
Ben Scott .... stunts
John-Clay Scott .... stunts (as John Clay Scott)
Walter Scott .... stunt coordinator
Rick Seaman .... stunts
Brian Smrz .... stunts
Warren A. Stevens .... stunts (as Warren Stevens)
Spice Williams-Crosby .... stunts (as Spice Williams)
Camera and Electrical Department
Tom Bookout .... best boy grip
Liz Dubelman .... second assistant camera
Michael Kenner .... key grip
Melton Maxwell .... gaffer
Gary Muller .... first assistant camera
Tom Priestley Jr. .... camera operator (as Tom Priestley)
Tom Priestley Jr. .... director of photography: second unit (as Tom Priestley)
John Seakwood .... still photographer
Chuck Sharp .... best boy electric
Jim Shelton .... dolly grip (as James Shelton)
William M. Weberg .... grip
Barbara Hanania .... first assistant camera: second unit (uncredited)
Lorne MacDougall .... electrician (uncredited)
Andrew Priestley .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Hanina Levin .... casting assistant
Herb Mandell .... casting: Boston, The Casting Company
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Angelika A. MacClellan .... costumer: women (as Angelika MacClellan)
Ernest Misko .... costume supervisor (as Ernie Misko)
Bob Squire .... costumer: men
Editorial Department
Mark Ginsberg .... color timer
Clare Larson .... assistant editor
Cara Silverman .... assistant editor
Joe Violante .... dailies advisor
Music Department
Christopher Brooks .... music editor
Guy Moon .... composer: additional music
Evan Morris .... orchestrator
Roger Rhodes .... music recording engineer
Steve Tyrell .... composer: additional music
John Moses .... musician: clarinetist (uncredited)
Transportation Department
William Winn .... teamster captain (as Billy Winn)
Bobby Marsh .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Lori A. Balton .... location coordinator (as Lori Balton)
Patricia Barry .... executive assistant
Al Cerullo .... helicopter pilot
David Chapman .... production assistant
Mike Crossen .... police liaison: Boston
Alexandra Decker .... location manager
Charlotte Garnell-Scheide .... production assistant (as Charlotte Garnell)
Nina Greenfield .... extras coordinator
Rob Harris .... unit publicist
Marge Henderson .... assistant: Mr. Zwick
Jacalyn Isgur .... production assistant
Sharron Jacobson .... psychic advisor
Frank Kosa .... production assistant
Adeline Leonard Seakwood .... production coordinator
Hugh MacKay .... production assistant
Jana Odette .... production assistant
Kathleen Penny .... production assistant
Bernadette Penotti .... production assistant
Serge Popper .... production executive
Gloria Salas .... production accountant
Paulette Sharon .... production assistant
Jim Shelly .... general manager
Nancy Sisti .... assistant production coordinator
Lynne Twentyman .... script supervisor
Tim Williams .... production assistant
Marylouise Winston .... production assistant
Gary Zieff .... production assistant
Crew believed to be complete

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Did You Know?

A clip from the TV series "Perfect Strangers" (1986) 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 »
Boom mic visible: In the opening sequence after Bobby levetates the manhole cover off, Wills and Preston appear. While they are talking you can see a shadow from the boom mic move accross the manhole cover.See more »
[first lines]
Wills:[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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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Still remains a favorite of mine., 6 August 2004
Author: BASteinmetz from Connecticut USA

Granted in 1989 there were not too many advances in special effects and the movie was indeed low budget, but there was always the underlining humor throughout the entire movie. Numberous funny one liners were delivered by John Larroquette were done so with just the right attitude and degree of seriousness to make the line that much funnier. I disagree with everyone who says that the movie was borish and unfunny, you must look deeper into the lines delivered then just the surface humor and slapstick. This movie to this day remains one of my all time favorites. If they ever released it on DVD I would be first in line to buy a copy.

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