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Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992)

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

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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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Women want him for his wit. The C.I.A. wants him for his body. All Nick wants is his molecules back. See more »


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Also Known As:

Diario de un hombre invisible  »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

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$14,358,033 (USA)
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William Goldman originally wrote several drafts of the screenplay, all of which were rejected, as he wrote it as a simple comedy, and the producers preferred to use the film to "explore the loneliness of invisibility". Eventually, he left the project, though he still receives a screenplay credit. He claims never to have seen the movie, and thus cannot say for sure how much of his material is actually in the film. See more »

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Nick is wearing a three piece suit when he goes to the seminar, but when he wakes up after the accident, he is only wearing a two piece suit. Not the vest. Nick tried to put on the vest when he was hurrying to leave his apartment. It was too difficult so he throws it aside. See more »

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[Nick is invisible]
Alice Monroe: How am I going to explain this to my mother?
Nick Halloway: Just tell her that you met someone, you really like him, you think it's serious, he's transparent...
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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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A nice try, but no cigar
12 October 2005 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

The believability of "invisible man" pictures has been a problem long left ignored in Hollywood. The main problem is that invisible characters never seem to do what real humans would do if they were given the powers. This creates a distance between the viewers and the characters themselves, resulting in alienation.

Before Paul Verhoeven attempted to portray a realistic and edgy invisible man in his "Hollow" (pun intended) sci-fi mess, John Carpenter took a swing, too - and similarly missed.

This isn't as hard-edged as "Hollow Man" (it's PG-13) but Chevy Chase's character does become involved in some rather uncomfortable and awkward situations. Beginning with sexual lust as a visible man (such as the brief fantasy sequence involving Daryl Hannah wearing very little) and transferring to sexual lust as an invisible man, a few things are suggested at - a speedy sex scene with a swift cut-off, for example - but I can't help but imagine a more gritty and realistic invisible man picture is still waiting to be made..."Hollow Man" had its moments but it was just too silly as a whole to find enjoyable.

"Memoirs of an Invisible Man" is an espionage thriller in which Chase's accidental invisibility is caused by a government test. Chase's yuppie escapes unscathed but soon finds himself being pursued by a ruthless baddie (Sam Neill in fine smarmy form). Love interest blossoms, etc., etc., etc...a lot of clichés.

So far the best invisible man picture is the original with Claude Rains. It seems every time Hollywood attempts to produce a unique "twist" on the concept it falters.

Some day I'd really like to see this idea taken to full expansion.


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