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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.

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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 John C. Becher ... Cherub
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

The funniest thing you've never seen! See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 August 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Czlowiek którego tam nie bylo 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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In 2001, Joel Coen and Ethan Coen made an unrelated film with the same title, The Man Who Wasn't There (2001). 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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Racist, Homophobic Drivel
5 February 2007 | by movietrailSee all my reviews

Let me confess. I found this video used and bought it because Guttenberg looked so sexy in his underwear on the jacket. But inside was another story. Besides the fact that the movie was basically a parody of "invisible-man" genre special effects (highly visible strings and other such paraphernalia), the script wasted no chance -- in fact it went out of its way -- in insulting all non-WASP races and real-or-imagined homosexuals. Every insult aimed at a person in the script was either homophobic or racist or both. It starts to grate on your nerves, along with the shaky sound, candid- camera style photography and melodramatic story. However, the end is somewhat of a surprise. But by the time you get there, you hardly care less. Too bad, it could been a reasonably good movie.


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