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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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 ... 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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Joe Dante: [Looney Tunes Sound Effects] Sound effects lifted from classic Warner Bros. cartoons are used multiple times throughout the movie. See more »

Goofs

After Jack takes the drink of Southern Comfort to fill Tuck's flask, the flask is obviously dripping wet on the outside of the pod but suddenly bone dry when he retrieves it. See more »

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Jack Putter: I'm possessed!
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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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The Blu-ray and Digital HD version of the film plasters Warner Bros. Pictures with the 2003 variant of the fanfare. See more »

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Referenced in Cut to Shreds with Mark Goldblatt (2013) See more »

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I'm an Old Cow Hand (From the Rio Grande)
Written by Johnny Mercer
Published by CBS FEIST CATALOG, INC.
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A good way to get on someone's nerves--literally!
18 April 2001 | by AllisonLVenezioSee all my reviews

I just saw this movie today, and I must say, it was rather interesting. The scenery looked like something out of a Walt Disney World attraction, and the special effects were good, making this a very fascinating movie.

"Innerspace" is about a pilot, Tuck (Dennis Quaid) who is accidentally injected in grocery store assistant manager Jack (Martin Short) when the needle was originally intended for a rabbit. Jack had only 1 day to get Tuck out before his air supply ran out, making for an interesting plot.

Martin Short was hysterical in this strange comedy that kind of looks like "All of Me." He physically thrashes around, and the comedy suits him perfectly. Dennis Quaid is good in the role of Tuck, who is arrogant, and begins to appreciate things after this little "incident."

Of course, no movie would be complete without key scenes that add to the movie. And of course, no movie review would be complete without mention of these favorite scenes. The scene where Tuck and Jack get drunk off of Southern Comfort together was a riot, because I was wondering how much JAck actually drank. I like how he hiccupped and stumbled around, while Tuck asked, "Jack, are you drunk?" My other favorite scene was when Jack first hears voices and yells "I"M POSSESSED!" The fact that the first scene that introduces him in the doctor's office sets the stage, so we know he's a hypocondriac.

This movie was very funny and very cute at the end (won't give it away). Although it plays like a Disney attraction,it probably would be cool. I highly recommend this movie to Martin Short, Dennis Quaid, or Meg Ryan fans. Watch out for the vaccinations, and definitely don't ignore that little voice inside you, it could be a space pod. Enjoy!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 July 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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