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Vibes (1988)

Two psychics are hired to find the location of a lost Incan city Located somewhere in the Ecuadorian mountains, that is said to hide a great treasure.

Director:

Ken Kwapis

Writers:

Deborah Blum (story), Lowell Ganz (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ramon Bieri ... Eli Diamond
Michael Lerner ... Burt Wilder
Hercules Vilchez Hercules Vilchez ... Juan
Jerry Vichi Jerry Vichi ... Baseball Man
Leo V. Finnie III Leo V. Finnie III ... Monty Man
Googy Gress ... Ingo Swedlin
Ray Stoddard Ray Stoddard ... Dr. Scott
Harvey J. Goldenberg ... Lyle
Tom Henschel Tom Henschel ... Dr. Drake
Jeff Goldblum ... Nick Deezy
Susan Bugg Susan Bugg ... Dr. Silver
Rodney Kageyama ... Dr. Harmon
Cyndi Lauper ... Sylvia Pickel
Van Dyke Parks ... Dr. Weiner
Steven Scott Steven Scott ... Dr. Thompson
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Cyndi Lauper and Jeff Goldblum play two psychics hired by Peter Falk to find his long lost son in a foreign country. When they get there they discover he's really hired them to help find a hidden temple in the mountains where all the psychic energy in the world comes from. Written by Jaymes Warnock <armyofme@erols.com>

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Put your hands on our hands and feel the... VIBES. See more »


Certificate:

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Trivia

Dan Aykroyd was originally cast as Nick Deezy. He dropped out after Columbia Pictures head David Puttnam insisted on casting Cyndi Lauper as the co-star. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie when Burt (Learner) is squeezing between the rocks at the mountain pass and turns towards the camera, the studio lights can be seen reflected in his dark glasses. See more »

Quotes

Sylvia Pickel: What's your problem, aside from your face?
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Referenced in Rough Night (2017) See more »

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Retango
Written by Osvaldo Barrios
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Jeff Goldblum and Cyndi Lauper are a quirky romantic match
17 September 2005 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Cheerful, underrated comedy about psychics served as a showcase for pop singer Cyndi Lauper (in her acting debut). She's a comic natural playing Sylvia Pickel, an unlucky-in-love single gal whose "psychic guide" leads her into the arms of fellow clairvoyant Jeff Goldblum (in possibly his smoothest comic performance to date). Both have been duped by con-man Peter Falk into finding a lost city of gold in Ecuador, and for the most part "Vibes" is a funny, knockabout journey with witty vignettes scattered about. The last-act drags its feet, but the script is full of great exchanges and a wonderful scene on the dance floor between the two stars. Lots of amusing one-liners, such as my favorite from Goldblum after Elizabeth Peña disrobes: "Parts of me are already applauding." *** out of ****


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 August 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Vibes - Die Jagd nach der glühenden Pyramide See more »

Filming Locations:

Cuenca, Ecuador See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$916,482, 7 August 1988

Gross USA:

$1,883,811

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,883,811
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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