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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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Areola Canasta
Frederick Coffin ...
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Melissa Tyler (as Cyndy Preston)
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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 a student mistaken for a spy. Now all he has to do is rescue a beautiful girl, save all of Europe, and graduate from high school. No problem. See more »

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The thousands of gold coins made Steranko's metallurgists were actually chocolate coins covered in gold foil wrapping. See more »

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As Michael runs through the hotel room after the rocket is fired into it he doesn't have any socks on. When he emerges through the door he is putting on his trainers on over his socks. See more »

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Kent: Michael, look who's here. Melissa Tyler.
Michael Corben: Well, if you want her, take her.
Kent: What, and lose my geek status?
Michael Corben: Look Kent, you're sticking with me, all right? In the daytime, we'll do the French bait. You know, look at the statues and crap. But in the nighttime when the nerd patrol crashes, it's you and me, pal, on a Parisian babe safari, ok?
Kent: What about Grober? She must've went nuts when she found out you were coming.
Michael Corben: Don't worry about Grober, I can handle her.
Mrs Grober: [Snatches Michael's sunglasses] Don't ...
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LOUD GUITARS, FAST CARS AND WILD, WILD LIVIN'
Written by Gregg Fulkerson, Michael Spears and Richard Black
Performed by Contraband
Produced by Kevin Beamish and Randy Nicklaus
Courtesy of Impact Records
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3 August 2007 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

Almost animated in its style is this 'James Bond' type flick from writers Fred Dekker and Darren Star about mistaken identity. "If Looks Could Kill" is comically entertaining for the most part, if very silly and extremely predictable.

William Dear has toned the violence right down and used cartoon characters acting out a cartoon script. Richard Grieco and the support cast (including Roger Rees, Robin Bartlett and Gabrielle Anwar) have fun and so do we, as long as we don't expect any serious cinema! Linda Hunt steals the show as the wicked lady with a whip for a necklace. "If Looks Could Kill" is good entertainment for youthful audiences.

Tuesday, September 3, 1991 - Knox District Centre


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