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Innerspace (1987)

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A hapless store clerk must foil criminals to save the life of the man who, miniaturized in a secret experiment, was accidentally injected into him.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Lt. Tuck Pendleton
... Jack Putter
... Lydia Maxwell
... Victor Eugene Scrimshaw
... Dr. Margaret Canker
... Mr. Igoe
... The Cowboy
... Wendy
... Pete Blanchard
... Dr. Greenbush
... Mr. Wormwood
John Hora ... Ozzie Wexler
... Dr. Niles
... Lydia's Editor
... Duane
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Storyline

Tuck Pendleton is a cocky pilot, who is taking part in a miniaturization experiment. When some bad guys break into the lab to steal the technology, one of the scientists takes a syringe which contains the miniaturized Tuck and vessel. Now in the vessel is part of the material needed to restore him. But the other part which is the lab is stolen. The scientist's shot but before dying he injects Tuck into Jack Putter, a hypochondriac, who feels that something is wrong with him all the time. When Tuck links himself to Jack's systems, he discovers that something happened. So they go back to the lab, and discover what happened. Now they are told that unless they retrieve the material that was stolen they won't be able to restore Tuck before his oxygen is depleted. Now the government rep decides that the only thing that matters that as long as they have the other half of the material, it is useless to the thieves. So Tuck eggs Jack to go out and find the thieves. They enlist the aid of ... Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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1 July 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Viaje insólito  »

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Budget:

$27,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,739,000, 5 July 1987, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$25,893,810
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(70 mm prints)| (35 mm prints)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Tuck enters the lab the "Squad 51" radio alert tone can be heard in the background. See more »

Goofs

When Scrimshaw and Canker are partially shrunk, their voices are slightly higher in pitch, just as a shorter person's would be; but Tuck's voice is normal the entire time he is miniaturized. See more »

Quotes

Victor Scrimshaw: Nuclear weapons, Jack. They mean nothing. Everybody's got 'em, nobody has the balls to use 'em. Am I right?
[Jack shrugs, then tries to say something]
Victor Scrimshaw: Space, you say? Space is a flop. Didn't you know that?
[Jack shakes his head]
Victor Scrimshaw: An endless junkyard of orbiting debris. Ah, but! - miniaturization, Jack. That's the ticket. That's the edge everybody's been looking for. Who will have that edge Jack? What country... will control miniaturization?
[takes a puff of his cigar]
Victor Scrimshaw: Frankly, I don't give a shit. ...
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Crazy Credits

The Special Effects credit at the end of the movie states "Mr Short's Interiors by Industrial Light and Magic". See more »

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Featured in The Accidental Tourist (1988) See more »

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Twistin' the Night Away
Written by Sam Cooke
Published by ABKCO MUSIC, INC.
Performed and Produced by Rod Stewart
Courtesy of WARNER BROS. RECORDS
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a nice little comedy
11 March 2002 | by See all my reviews

Why INNERSPACE was not the hit it should have been will remain a mystery for years to come. And old concept (FANTASTIC VOYAGE) is given an update with spectacular (for the time, but still good) special effects and an excellent cast. Martin Short is a real delight as a neurotic supermarket clerk who at first thinks he's possessed, only to discover that the only thing in his body is a miniaturized Navy test pilot, Dennis Quaid, who was accidently injected into him instead of a lab rabbit. Meg Ryan is cute as ever, and Robert Picardo co-stars in one of his best roles, The Cowboy. The late screenwriter Jeffrey Boam keeps the story simple but allows for some good suspense and laughs, and director Joe Dante keeps the pacing just right. The battle between Quaid and an enemy inside Short's stomach is the highlight of the film. I remember how much I wanted to be Quaid's Tuck Pendleton (and have his little pod) when I first saw the movie. The ending seems obvious for a sequel, but due to the film's surprising box office failure, it was not to be. Still, this is a really fun movie for the whole family, and I hope a Special Edition DVD is not far away.


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