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Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992)

After a freak accident, a yuppie turns invisible and runs from a treacherous CIA official, while trying to cope with his new life.

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Storyline

Nick Halloway is accidentally made invisible during an accident. When Jenkins finds out about Nick, he set out to recruit him into the world of espionage, seeing the potential for an invisible CIA agent. When Alice Monroe falls in love with Nick, they are forced to flee the attentions of Jenkins. Nick also has the problem of living invisibly whilst trying to find a cure. Written by Rob Hartill

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28 February 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Diario de un hombre invisible  »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

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$14,358,033
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The title was not prefixed by the words "John Carpenter's", which had been the Director's practice for some time. Carpenter withdrew his next-to-the-title credit of co-titling the film with his name as "John Carpenter's" because Carpenter knew Warner Brothers would not agree to it. According to the story "John Carpenter: Prince of Darkness" by Bill Chambers at Film Freak Central, Warner Brothers would not allow Carpenter full artistic control, Carpenter saying that the studio "is in the business of making audience-friendly, non-challenging movies." See more »

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The first column of names in the alphabetical list of stunt credits ends with Alan Oliney, who is also credited at the top of the second column. See more »

Quotes

David Jenkins: [realizing Nick is in the room] Welcome. I often sit here like this at the end of the day in darkness and imagine what it must be like. Where you conscious when it happened? Did you feel yourself change? Did you pray?
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Crazy Credits

Over the first minute or so of the end credits we see Nick skiing in snowy mountains, his head and face covered with a hat, goggles and scarf. He comes to a stop outside a large cabin. Alice comes out, evidently pregnant. Nick lifts his goggles and pulls the scarf down from around his face, but of course he is still invisible. Alice kisses him, and takes his gloved hand and holds it to her belly, so he can feel the baby kicking... See more »

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Not a true Carpenter flick, but a true Chase flick
24 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

Chase plays an egocentric successful prick who by accident becomes invisible. Government sleaze ball Neill wants to apprehend Chase and use him to "serve" his country as a spy.

This movie isn't called John Carpenter's Memoirs of an Invisible Man, and with good reason. There is nothing Carpenteresque about this film, it feels completely like a Chevy Chace vehicle with state of the art special effects. If you like Chase you'll enjoy this film somewhat, just don't mistake it for an authentic John Carpenter movie. Chase delivers his fair share of decent one-liners and overall the film is quite enjoyable, but a lot of priority has been given to the film's spectacular special effects. The story grows a bit tiresome and it doesn't have any tricks up it's sleeve, it's mostly just Neill chasing Chase.

If you're a special effects nut then this will appeal to you. Chase fans (like myself) will like it too but this ain't no great affair. Sam Neill is a convincing bad guy and Daryl Hannah is always lovely to look at. I can't help thinking that Carpenter couldn't have had total creative control, for this is completely a by the numbers comedy. Oh well, maybe he's just slumming this time around.


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