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Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986)

A computer wiz woman/W.Goldberg works at a computer terminal in a NYC bank. One day she gets a strange message and breaks the code. Suddenly, she finds herself in the middle of dangerous spy business.

Director:

Penny Marshall

Writers:

David Franzoni (story) (as David H. Franzoni), David Franzoni (screenplay) (as David H. Franzoni) | 3 more credits »
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Whoopi Goldberg ... Terry Doolittle
Stephen Collins ... Marty Phillips
John Wood ... Jeremy Talbott
Carol Kane ... Cynthia
Annie Potts ... Liz Carlson
Peter Michael Goetz ... Mr. Page
Roscoe Lee Browne ... Archer Lincoln
Sara Botsford ... Lady Sarah Billings
Jeroen Krabbé ... Mark Van Meter (as Jeroen Krabbe)
Vyto Ruginis ... Carl
Jonathan Pryce ... Jack
Tony Hendra ... Hunter
Jon Lovitz ... Doug
Phil Hartman ... Fred (as Phil E. Hartmann)
Lynne Marie Stewart ... Karen
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Storyline

Terry works for a bank, and uses computers to communicate with clients all over the world. One day she gets a coded message from an unknown source. After decoding the message, Terry becomes embroiled in an espionage ring. People are killed, and Terry is chased. Throughout she remains in contact with this unknown person, who needs Terry to help save his life. Written by Rob Hartill

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Knock, Knock See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,006,610, 13 October 1986

Gross USA:

$29,844,101

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$29,844,101
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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Goofs

When Terry and Jack are communicating with each other, a few times they refer to talking with the "consulate". They should have discussed talking to the "consul", which is a person, whereas the "consulate" is his office. See more »

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Alternate Versions

A version shown sporadically on WTTG-TV in Washington is heavily edited and has numerous bits of dialogue and key scenes removed, including the conversation between Terry Dolittle and Liz Carlson in the kitchen. See more »


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Rule Britannia
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A Solid, Entertaining, and First Time Suspenseful Comedy
20 January 2019 | by tabunoSee all my reviews

28 July 2009. At times Whoopi Godberg goes too far and becomes weird and at other times brings her own unique, frolicking fresh comedy that outshines most traditional comic gaps. Sometimes the plot is convoluted from logical belief and at other times grips with a sizzling suspenseful twist. This movie is a mixed bag, but has a nice espionage storyline that holds up well especially considering this is an early mix of both serious spy drama with comic humor, a usually impossibly difficult blend to get right. There are some old new young faces here. The main plot point of rarely actually seeing one of the main characters is intriguing and unique to this movie, one of its claim of fame. Repeated viewing isn't recommended very often, as part of the compelling nature of this movie is its mystery action theme which gets somewhat old and helps to keep the movie going along with the usually balance drama-comic high points.


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