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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 ...
Lieutenant Colonel Larabee
Tom Rack ...
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Oliver Dear ...
Kent
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Melissa Tyler (as Cyndy Preston)
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Haywood
Travis Swords ...
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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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15 March 1991 (USA)  »

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$7,788,597 (USA)
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Zigesfeld was originally known as "The Abolisher." See more »

Goofs

After Michael Corbin is presented with the Lotus Esprit, Vendetta Galante shows him the tuxedo and scuba gear in the trunk while Derek opens the passenger door. Clearly, Michael and Vendetta are standing at the rear of the vehicle. However, Lotus Esprits made in the UK are mid-engine vehicles, thus the trunk is in the front. See more »

Quotes

[on the phone]
Marge: Hello, Michael, it's mother.
Agent Corben: Hello Mother.
Marge: Listen, honey, I forgot to tell you, pick up an extra bottle of Chanel when you go shopping, grandma will want one too.
Agent Corben: Chanel? Shopping? Grandma?
Marge: That's right. Michael you sound tired, try to get some sleep on the plane.
Agent Corben: Ok?
Marge: Bye sweetheart, we miss you sweetie.
[makes kissing noises into the phone]
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ONE HOT COUNTRY
Written by John Spinks
Performed by The Outfield
Produced by John Spinks
Courtesy of MCA Records, Inc.
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Perfect Spy Comedy For A Good Laugh
13 May 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you're looking for a comedy that teases at every spy movie you've ever seen, then this is it. I saw the movie years ago as a teenager and loved it. While its not the most serious movie in the world, its excellent for a good time and a good laugh. That was what the movie was designed for and I believe it pulls it off well. I watched it with my loved one recently (his first time seeing it) and we laughed all the way through it. Take it with a grain of salt (after all it IS a comedy) and go in expecting nothing in particular. If you do, you'll see all of the serious spy movie scenes done with a twist of humor that will make you laugh and shout "Of course!" when something explodes for no real reason. I love the "teen spy guy" way that this movie was conducted. And I feel it wasn't rated as well as it should have been. This is a fun movie if you're in the mood for something silly. The car chase at the beginning is really neat. Love the cars. And I have to say that the scene with the female assassin at the hotel was one of the funniest things I have ever seen. Its just too ridiculously classic. You will not regret it.


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