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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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This summer take a trip you'll never forget. See more »


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Release Date:

1 July 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Viaje insólito  »

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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

One of the rarest VHS releases to be in widescreen back in the late 80s. See more »

Goofs

During the car chase with the little people, the car at one point is heading towards a concessions stand by the beach. Jack yanks the wheel and they perform a screeching right turn. In the next shot out of the front window, they are still heading toward the concessions stand. See more »

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[Lydia herds Scrimshaw and his thugs into the miniaturizer at gunpoint, while Jack is fiddling with the control panel]
Dr. Margaret Canker: Don't worry, they won't know how to close it.
[the door closes over them]
Victor Scrimshaw: Certainly not. I'll get you for this, Margaret.
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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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References Strangers on a Train (1951) See more »

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HYPNOTIZE ME
Written and Performed by Wang Chung
Courtesy of GEFFEN RECORDS
By Arrangement with WARNER SPECIAL PRODUCTS
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Silly, But Not A Kids' Film
9 October 2006 | by See all my reviews

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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