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If Looks Could Kill (1991)

 -  Action | Comedy  -  15 March 1991 (USA)
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When Michael Corben, along with the rest of his high-school French class, set out for a trip to France, he runs headlong into international intrigue: Agent Michael Corbin has just been ... See full summary »

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When Michael Corben, along with the rest of his high-school French class, set out for a trip to France, he runs headlong into international intrigue: Agent Michael Corbin has just been disposed of by the evil forces of Augustus Steranko. When it's learned that Michael Corbin is alive and well, and still on his way to France, he's beseiged by both the good guys and the bad guys. British Intelligence outfits him with a series of James-Bond-like gizmos, and Steranko sends more would-be assassins after him. Can Michael stop the evil Steranko's plans for European domination? Written by Rick Munoz <rick.munoz@his.com>

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He's having the adventure of someone else's life. See more »

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$7,788,597 (USA)
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Steranko's scorpion emblem was designed by a Montreal tattoo artist. See more »

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As Michael climbs down the side of the house in the last scene (carrying Mariska), an explosion occurs and you see his feet lift off the side of the wall. His shoes are supposed to have suction that hold him up, if his shoes lift he should fall - but he does not move. See more »

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Michael Corben: [receives his diploma] Sir, I just wanna tell you this has been the best four years of my life.
Principal: Don't overwhelm yourself. The best is yet to come.
[Michael opens his diploma to find that he had an incomplete French credit]
Michael Corben: [shocked] Oh, no!
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BETTER THE DEVIL YOU KNOW
Written by Matt Aitken, Mike Stock, Pete Waterman
Performed by Kylie Minogue
Produced by Stock, Aitken and Waterman
Courtesy of MCA Records, Inc./PAL Productions Ltd.
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Every time I watch this, I laugh
18 October 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am rating this to up the rating. And reviewing it, just to add my piece of mind.

First off, the french teacher. Hilarious. Best part of the whole movie. "I want all references to the operative, the french teacher." Next, the dialog. It's funny. Most of the time, it's great. At least I find it funny most of the time.

The lead actor did a pretty good job. He's as flat as a pancake. But I think he's supposed to be a superficial high school student. They could have made him a bit more bright. He does save the day in the end. And it would be slightly more believable if he came across as a bit brighter from the start. But, you know, it's a comedy. You can't be too critical.

I realize this is sort of a demographic movie. I am sure it's aimed at teens as a fantasy. At 45 though, I still appreciate a mindless fantasy/comedy/adventure. And this is a pretty good one. I think it deserves a better rating - I rate movies with based on similar movies. I don't compare this to Das Boot, for example. I compare it to say, Hackers or something like that.


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