Completely innocent man, Michael Jordon, is drawn into a web of government secrets when a girl carrying a mysterious package gets into a taxi with him. When she's later murdered, Michael becomes the chief suspect and goes on the run.
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Mary Stuart Masterson
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Architect Michael Jordan, a Chicago Architect, is New York on business. A beautiful stranger identifying herself as Janet Dunn, runs into the taxi cab he's using. He volunteers to put a package into the mailbox for her after she hastily addresses the envelope. Infatuated with her goes to see her at her hotel. She brushes him off and closes the door in his face. He is about to leave when he hears a shot. Janet opens the door and falls into his arms dead. Now everyone believes that he's the killer. A mysterious group that's after the package is now after him. His only ally is Kate Hellman, who has secrets of her own. To clear his name they have to find out what was in the package, who wants it and why.Written by
The names of intelligence agencies featured in the film included the C.I.A. and the U.S. National Security Directory. See more »
The police car that cruises past the cab company office in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood is from a Bronx precinct (over 15 miles away). See more »
[in trailer only]
[Patrolman walks up to Michael Jordon, wearing a dress, and Kate Hellman, Kate holding Michael's arm and standing behind him]
Is that your car, lady?
Oh, my aunt is, um, a... deaf mute.
[Michael starts nodding]
Isn't that right, auntie?
I thought you said you couldn't hear.
[another awkward pause]
She- uh, she reads lips.
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The main cast is identified at the end with a brief scene in which they were involved that freezes as the actor and character name is shown, except for Richard Widmark, who is credited over the scene of the exploding helicopter. See more »
In a deleted scene, while trying to get out of New York, Kate has Michael dressed up & disguised as an old woman when they are stopped by a cop on the street. The cop asks Kate if the red car parked next to the sidewalk is her car. He looks at Michael, who dressed as the old woman & says to him "Well, why aren't you saying anything?". Kate tells the cop "Oh, my aunt here is a deaf mute". Michael mistakenly keeps noting his head. The cop asks "How come she can hear what I'm saying?". Kate quickly replies "She can't but she can read lips", Michael nods his head again. Some parts of this deleted scene were shown in the trailer to the movie. See more »
Every time I decide to watch this little gem, I'm reminded of how well it was made and how much I like it! Richard Widmark is one of my favorite actors, and he really adds a nice touch of malicious villainy as he pursues Wilder.
I agree that the scene in the airplane is one of the funniest.
This film could have been directed by Mel Brooks.
I remember Gene Wilder from many other wonderful films: Young Frankenstein, Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Silver Streak, The Adventure of Sherlock Holme's Smarter Brother, Blazing Saddles, The Producers, and Everything You've Always Wanted To Know About Sex But Were Afraid To Ask.
It's very hard to find a copy of "Smarter Brother..." but it's well worth the search.
You'll enjoy it very much. You've probably seen the others.
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