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Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986)

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... See full summary »

Director:

Penny Marshall

Writers:

David Franzoni (story) (as David H. Franzoni), David Franzoni (screenplay) (as David H. Franzoni) | 3 more credits »

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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

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Taglines:

An Adventure In Comedy See more »


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

Gross USA:

$25,587,804
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Burt Reynolds was the original choice for director but he had a falling out with producer Joel Silver and left the project. See more »

Goofs

When Terry phones Sperry to check whether the repair man is legitimate, you can see the repair man on the edge of the shot on the left duck under the desk. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Male Broadcaster: [click] ... House has issued a series of clarifications of several of the President's statements at his nationally televised news conference last night. In addition to responding to a question about abortion with a three-minute answer about taxes and confusing his Attorney General with his Chief of Staff, the President apparently forgot that Hawaii is a State, referring to it as, "one of our strongest allies in the Pacific." A White House spokesman explained that the President had ...
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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 »


Soundtracks

Rule Britannia
(uncredited)
from "Alfred"
Composed by Thomas Augustine Arne
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funny every time
9 January 2010 | by veronicammartinSee all my reviews

The essence of a great film is that it makes us laugh each time we watch it and this film certainly fits this criteria .

Whoopie Goldberg's star quality shines through as she carries scenes along mainly by herself as she supposedly communicates with an unseen man-in- trouble .

The film has some superbly memorable lines and just fulfils our deepest wishes that one day we will be whisked into a glamorous world of intrigue and espionage.

The end scene in the restaurant shows Whoopie's versatility and has us in tears for her.

She does not need swearing though to carry her talents . She can act with her face as well as her script . The rest of the cast perform admirably and this is one to watch time and time again .


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