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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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Joe Dante

Writers:

Chip Proser (story), Jeffrey Boam (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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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Inside Jack Putter there's a hero trying to get out. See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 July 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Viaje insólito See more »

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Box Office

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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Technical Specs

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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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Trivia

The filmmakers used two different shopping malls for the scene where the doctor injects Tuck into Jack's rear. The opening scenes where the doctor runs in and heads for the elevator were shot in the Northridge Mall in the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles (also the epicenter of the '94 quake). The scene where he reaches the top and rams the syringe into Jack was filmed on the top floor of the Sherman Oaks Galleria, another mall several miles away. See more »

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When the pod falls into the stomach, Mr. Igoe is right on top of it, drilling into the air tanks. However, when the pod hits bottom and you see a closeup of it, Igoe is nowhere to be seen. See more »

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Mr. Wormwood: You've got a great future in front of you in Retail Food marketing, and I just hate to see you throw it all away by going psycho on us.
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Twistin' the Night Away
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Published by ABKCO MUSIC, INC.
Performed and Produced by Rod Stewart
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If you can tolerate Dennis Quaid's faults you will enjoy this one
29 January 2014 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Joe Dante reworks Fantastic Voyage into a buddy comedy for Dennis Quaid and Martin Short. Quaid plays a cocky fighter pilot who is chosen to take part in an experiment where he will have to test a miniaturized craft. While inside the machine Quaid is shrunk down to microscopic size. But some bad guys try to hijack the experiment and Quaid winds up injected into the body of a hypochondriac grocery store clerk played by Martin Short. From there, hijinks ensue.

Quaid is annoying, as he almost always was and is. His Joker smile and constant mugging grates on the nerves in the early scenes. He's better when things settle down some. Martin Short is the best part of the cast. Very funny and likable. Always love seeing a pretty young Meg Ryan. Although it reminds me of what she's done to herself since, which is tragic. Kind of the same feeling I get when watching young Melanie Griffith. This is a fun movie. Joe Dante gets to play with special effects and comedy, which is right in his wheelhouse. It's not as interesting or innovative as Fantastic Voyage but it's a very enjoyable movie in its own right.


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