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If Looks Could Kill (1991)

PG-13 | | 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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ilsa Grunt
Patricia Grober
Michael Siberry ...
Derek Richardson
Carole Davis ...
Areola Canasta
Frederick Coffin ...
Lieutenant Colonel Larabee
Tom Rack ...
Oliver Dear ...
Melissa Tyler (as Cyndy Preston)
Travis Swords ...


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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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


Action | Comedy


PG-13 | See all certifications »





Release Date:

15 March 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Teen Agent  »

Box Office


$7,788,597 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Steranko's scorpion emblem was designed by a Montreal tattoo artist. See more »


In the hotel room while Korben is trying to figure out the condoms, a missile is fired at his bed. Even before the missile hits the bed the room looks destroyed. See more »


Melissa Tyler: Oh my god, we're all gonna die!
Kent: No, we're not! Corbin's here!
Melissa Tyler: That's what I meant!
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Referenced in Baadshah (1999) See more »


Written by Rich Nevens, Dave Christenson and Brian Reigh
Performed by The Stabilizers
Produced by Denny Diante
Courtesy of MCA Records, Inc.
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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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