Heat Vision and Jack (1999)

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As the result of a NASA miscalculation, Astronaut Jack Austin flies too close to the sun, the rays expanding his mind and making him the smartest man on the planet. Now he and his talking ... See full summary »

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As the result of a NASA miscalculation, Astronaut Jack Austin flies too close to the sun, the rays expanding his mind and making him the smartest man on the planet. Now he and his talking motorcycle Heat Vision (which contains the mind of his former roommate) are on the run from NASA and their assassin, actor Ron Silver who want to take his brain. They travel from place to place solving paranormal mysteries with the help of Jack's newfound ability to become a super genius when his brain absorbs sunlight. Written by Captain_Freed

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Ron Silver almost turned the project down because he was busy with Veronica's Closet (1997). But he liked the script so much he made time in his schedule. See more »

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Jack Austin: You shouldn't point those things at people; they're dangerous.
The Sheriff: Only if I pull the trigger.
Jack Austin: I wasn't talking about the gun.
The Sheriff: Neither was I.
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Spoofs MacGyver (1985) See more »

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This had to be a spoof... it's reads "Episode 14" at the beginning...
1 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I would probably watch this show if it were real... because it's pretty funny.

Not as funny as Tropic Thunder, mind you... but what is? This almost seems like a joke pilot made for fun. It's "episode 14" too, so that should tell you something.

The cast is interesting... a lot of the same players who do appear together in a lot of stuff... (Night at the Museum -- Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson... Tropic Thunder -- Ben Stiller and Jack Black)... it's quite possible these are all friends who just wanted to make a funny movie pilot.

If I had as much money as they do, I'd still have to find some time to do some stuff not for profit... but for fun -- that's how you keep your goals in check and not purely based on how much money your next gig pays... keeps you straight, in line with your actual creative goals.


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