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Innerspace (1987)

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A test pilot is miniaturized in a secret experiment, and accidentally injected into a hapless store clerk.

Director:

Joe Dante

Writers:

Chip Proser (story), Jeffrey Boam (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis Quaid ... Lt. Tuck Pendleton
Martin Short ... Jack Putter
Meg Ryan ... Lydia Maxwell
Kevin McCarthy ... Victor Eugene Scrimshaw
Fiona Lewis ... Dr. Margaret Canker
Vernon Wells ... Mr. Igoe
Robert Picardo ... The Cowboy
Wendy Schaal ... Wendy
Harold Sylvester ... Pete Blanchard
William Schallert ... Dr. Greenbush
Henry Gibson ... Mr. Wormwood
John Hora John Hora ... Ozzie Wexler
Mark L. Taylor ... Dr. Niles
Orson Bean ... Lydia's Editor
Kevin Hooks ... 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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Within 24 hours he will experience an amazing adventure...and become twice the man. See more »


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Trivia

During the Cowboy/Putter changeover, Robert Picardo had to do quite a bit of work. After Putter has been changed, we see Lydia asking how he got into the room, etc. The first time Robert goes off screen he's actually rushing behind camera, tearing off his breakaway clothes and getting into the bath. Meanwhile, a stand-in moves into frame from the left, who is seen from the back. A make-up assistant is behind a fake wall at the head of the bath, having just changed the Putter wig to the Cowboy wig. Before the Scrimshaw meeting, Picardo's voice was overdubbed with Short's. During the meeting, Picardo used his own voice (with a Short-esque lilt), as the filmmakers didn't think Short "trying" the Cowboy's voice would be convincing enough to make the scene work. See more »

Goofs

When Jack looks in the mirror to make his face visible on Tuck's monitor, the resulting image should be "flipped" to represent his reflection. When compared to his non-reflected image, the part in Jack's hair never changes sides. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Tuck Pendleton: I read the note. It's your standard farewell address. I know it by heart.
Lydia Maxwell: Excuse me.
Lt. Tuck Pendleton: Lydia. Look, don't leave. You know you love me, huh? Look, I know you're crazy about me. I mean, in a week or two I'm going to call you, you're going to call me, and we're going to be back together again.
Lydia Maxwell: No, we won't.
Lt. Tuck Pendleton: I don't get it. I get a little drunk, I make an ass out of myself... What's the big deal?
Lydia Maxwell: Things are different now, Tuck. It just hurts me too much to be with you.
Lt. Tuck Pendleton: Lydia! Lydia, I stubbed my toe on the...
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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 »

Connections

Spoofs Fantastic Voyage (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Is It Really Love?
Written, Produced and Performed by Narada Michael Walden
Courtesy of WARNER BROS. RECORDS
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Joe Dante Classic
10 July 2005 | by michaelkendall2See all my reviews

This 1987 film is a wonderful combination of sci-fi, comedy, romance and thriller elements. It is briskly paced despite being almost two hours in length, and features superb performances from the leads; Dennis Quaid is excellent as usual, as is Meg Ryan in her best role. Yet the plaudits must go to Martin Short in a truly great performance he has never matched. He just needs the right role. The supporting cast are great as well; the delightful villainy of Vernon Wells who is unrecognisable as usual! Also Robert Picardo camping it up superbly as The Cowboy, one of his most memorable creations, plus the great pairing of Fiona Lewis and Kevin McCarthy, who memorably says to his dog before feeding it: 'Never beg, never beg!' The cinematography and special effects/makeup are all great as well, and Jerry Goldsmith's score is brilliant, perfectly complementing the tone of the film, alternately exciting/sprightly/romantic. Joe Dante binds it all together with magnificent verve, plus Dick Miller makes his trademark appearance! A great, timeless classic. Highly recommended.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 July 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Innerspace See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$27,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,739,913, 5 July 1987

Gross USA:

$25,893,810

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$25,893,810
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| Dolby SR (35 mm prints)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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