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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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Ilsa Grunt
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Patricia Grober
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Michael Siberry ...
Derek Richardson
Carole Davis ...
Areola Canasta
Frederick Coffin ...
Lieutenant Colonel Larabee
Tom Rack ...
Zigesfeld
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Oliver Dear ...
Kent
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Melissa Tyler (as Cyndy Preston)
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Haywood
Travis Swords ...
Kelly
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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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Action | Comedy

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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 »

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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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[when Michael is fighting Zigesfeld]
Michael Corben: Hey, your dick's on fire!... Made ya look!
[Zigesfeld's glove rips off, revealing his robotic hand]
Zigesfeld: Rrrrrrrrr!
Michael Corben: Shit!
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Written by John Holliday, Trevor Steel, John Christoforou and Milan Zekavica
Performed by The Escape Club
Produced by Chris Kimsey
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp./Warner Music International
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Reasonably Funny Spy Spoof
5 August 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I get tired of pointing these things out to people, but this is a comedy. People complaining about that fact that's it's unrealistic seem to be missing something. At no point did the movie makers expect you to find this realistic.

It's an escapist teen fantasy. Ordinary guy gets to drive expensive car, meet cute women, and have an adventure.

Of COURSE it's ludricous. But it's cute and funny in a lot of spots. I laughed out loud many times BECAUSE it's silly. So if you prefer sophisticated humor, maybe this is not for you.

It's less silly than say Top Secret. It's more of a straight action/adventure - it's just that the premise is totally unrealistic and so is the protagonist - he goes from being clueless to saving the day. Don't expect James Bond here people - it's not supposed to be.

I give it 7 out of 10. Why? Because it made me laugh out loud in multiple spots. Which is the point to comedies.

(Why some people watch comedies when they lack of a sense of humor is beyond me - some of the comments made here indicate that they do, though :)


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