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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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casino | spying | secret agent | palace | gold | See more »

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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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Action | Comedy

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15 March 1991 (USA)  »

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If Looks Could Kill  »

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$7,788,597 (USA)
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Original screenwriter Fred Dekker initially conceived the story with Anthony Michael Hall in mind for the role of Michael Corbin before the producers chose to have it rewritten for Richard Grieco. See more »

Goofs

The bullet deflector on the red Lotus is down and then up again on the following shot. See more »

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Michael Corben: Thanks. Listen, I travel First Class all over the world and that was, by far, the best Julius Caesar salad I've ever had.
1st Class Stewardess: Well, it was my pleasure.
Mrs Grober: [spots Michael; furious] Michael! Michael Corben! I know what you're up to. You are in big trouble, Mister! Excuse me.
Ilsa Grunt: [shoves the crowd of people departing the plane] Out of the way. Move!
Michael Corben: Can you help me?
1st Class Stewardess: Go quickly. I'll take care of her.
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Referenced in Class Act (1992) See more »

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POMP AND CIRCUMSTANCE
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A Poor Man's James bond
8 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A stupid but pretty entertaining James Bond-type action flick, this features comedy a lot more than it does action. There were enough funny lines in the comedy to make it a keeper in my collection for awhile. Like the Bond movies, there were also a good number of clever gadgets.

The story is preposterous, so you can't take any of it seriously.There is too much macho baloney from the young hero in here, played by Richard Grieco, not a household name but a decent actor. Speaking of acting, Robin Bartlett, who plays the French teacher, overacts terrible and is just plain annoying. It's no wonder we've never heard her name before.

Action scenes range from pretty good to incredibly stupid.


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