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The Man Who Wasn't There (1983)

A State Department employee finds an egg-shaped device with a green fluid inside that makes the person who drinks it invisible. He finds himself being chased by foreign agents who want the substance.

Director:

Bruce Malmuth
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Guttenberg ... Sam Cooper
Jeffrey Tambor ... Boris Potemkin
Art Hindle ... Ted Durand
Morgan Most ... Amanda / Ten Duyck (as Morgan Hart)
Lisa Langlois ... Cindy Worth
William Forsythe ... Pug Face Crusher (as Bill Forsythe)
Bruce Malmuth ... Fireplug Crusher
Ivan Naranjo Ivan Naranjo ... Chief Crusher
Clement von Franckenstein ... Grey Crusher (as Clement St. George)
Vincent Baggetta Vincent Baggetta ... Riley
Charlie Brill ... Rastafani
Michael Ensign ... Assistant Secretary
Richard Paul ... Pudgy Aide
Joseph Ruskin ... Hassan Khaffiri
John C. Becher ... Cherub
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A State Department employee finds an egg-shaped device with a green fluid inside that makes the person who drinks it invisible. He finds himself being chased by foreign agents who want the substance.

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There never was a man like the man who wasn't there. See more »


Certificate:

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Trivia

Most of the 3-D scenes were shot on both green and bluescreens to go along with the stunts performed on the set during filming. See more »

Goofs

There are several scenes where wires can easily be spotted holding up or moving props. As an example, when the invisible Sam is having a drink, you can see the wires holding the glass. See more »

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The laughs expected weren't there either
16 March 2003 | by CommandoCodySee all my reviews

Sam Cooper, a low-level State Department dweeb, comes into possession of a small silver sphere. Sam learns that the sphere contains tiny vials of a blue liquid, a serum that, upon drinking it, renders that person temporarily invisible. As a result Sam is hunted by three dumb thugs, a Soviet diplomat, and his best friend who works for Naval Intelligence. All of them want the sphere. Unfortunately, for Sam he can't simply turn over the vials or destroy them. By using the serum his body now carries "residues" that can be used to duplicate the formula. Making him valuable to all parties dead or alive.

For a movie that's supposed to be a comedy, there are very few laughs. Often the film is just outright silly. There is a lot of running around, yelling, and chasing along with a few sex gags and nude scenes. This film might have worked better if they had played it as a straightforward thriller and avoided the gimmicky 3-D photography.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 August 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Man Who Wasn't There See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,379,502, 14 August 1983

Gross USA:

$2,443,487

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,443,487
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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