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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
Tuck's mini computer keyboard has a slightly altered QWERTY layout. "Z" is found to the right of "L" and under "P" - which arguably may not be a goof even if it would make typing difficult - but the bottom row reverses the usual placement of "V" and "C" as well, which has to be purely a mistake. See more »
[Regarding the "theistic hysteria" Jack seems to be suffering from]
H-how do you treat that?
Well the medieval remedy was to flay the skin off your body with brands of fire. I have no idea what the current technique is.
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The Special Effects credit at the end of the movie states "Mr Short's Interiors by Industrial Light and Magic". See more »
This is an updated "Fantastic Voyage" and interestingly done, I thought. Joe Dante directed a number of fun movies to watch.
It's not the innocent Steven Spielberg "E.T."-like movie I expected because of the language and several sex jokes. In other words, this is not a kids' movie.
Dennis Quaid stars and plays his usual cocky self. (He's mellowed in recent years.) Meg Ryan is her usual cute-but-of-little-substance self and Martin Short is just plain funny - the best guy in the movie.
The film offers a good combination of humor and science-fiction suspense. It's a fun movie I would rate higher if it weren't so silly in spots.
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