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

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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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The car Gabrielle Anwar's character, Mariska drives in the film is a white 1990 Nissan 300ZX. See more »

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Both the Lotus Esprit and the Nissan 300ZX are US models, shown by the different lights, different body styles (that model of 300ZX was never sold in Europe, and has a French number plate over the smaller US plate mounting), and that year of Esprit was never sold with an air bag in Europe. See more »

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[on the phone with the French Teacher]
Haywood: We are fully apprised of the situation. It is best if you forgot whatever it is you thought you saw.
Mrs Grober: But-But how can I? We are talking about Michael Corben!
Haywood: Mrs. Grober, are you sure you're completely aware of the full import of this situation?
Mrs Grober: Of course I am! I am the French teacher! God, I'm gonna kill that kid!
Lt. Col. Larabee: Keep her talking.
Haywood: Oh, that won't be a problem!
[Larabee summons an aide]
Lt. Col. Larabee: I want all references to the operative called "the French Teacher." You ...
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MY SALTINE
Written by T. Ketler, M. Knight, K. Kyle, J. LeSte and K. Stevens
Performed by Bang Tango
Produced by John Jansen
Courtesy of Mechanic Records/MCA Records, Inc.
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An All Round Entertaining Movie With Comedy, Action and Sarcasm
5 July 2004 | by (Florida, USA) – See all my reviews

This movie is for the fans of light hearted adventures mixed through out with comedy (sometimes so stupid it's hilarious!!) When Michael Corbin's lethargy in his high school French class keeps him from graduating; his adventure begins. Even though he (Richard Grieco) is considerably older than the part he is portraying; he does pull it off. I particularly enjoyed the hotel bedroom scene: SEXY and HILARIOUS!! His (Michael Corbin) "goof-off teenager" attitude solidifies the part for Grieco through out the entire movie. All of the supporting actors: the French Teacher, Helen Hunt and his friend on the tour bus that uses his shaving water to rinse his toothbrush (which I was expecting to see him even pick his nose next which thank God he dosen't!!!) keeps the minor scenes in check with the genre of the movie. Keep in mind that this movie is a "comedy"...nothing more, nothing less. It was not made to be picked apart...just watched. I have seen this movie about 6 times and have even added it to my collection. Granted, there are many more movies that are more realistic and have better acting, but what the hell...I still enjoy watching it!!! Only because it dosen't qualify as a "Classic", but because it is a VERY funny and entertaining movie for all ages, it gets an 8 out of 10.


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