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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 Rodney Kageyama ... Dr. Harmon
Cyndi Lauper ... Sylvia Pickel
Van Dyke Parks ... Dr. Weiner
Steven Scott Steven Scott ... Dr. Thompson
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Storyline

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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The psychic comedy that's out of its mind. See more »


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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:

Ecuador See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,883,811
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Cyndi Lauper's first movie role. See more »

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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

Nick Deezy: a women, she's dead
Harry Buscafusco: dead? a woman? where?
Nick Deezy: she's easy to find she's the one that's dea... that's odd
Sylvia Pickel: the police must have hauled her off
Nick Deezy: no no no, it's only been 5 minutes and we'd have hear the police. there'd be one of thos chalk outlines of the body
Harry Buscafusco: maybe she bounced, like outta the hotel. women are soft
Sylvia Pickel: a gang! a gang took her away so that no questions could be asked
Harry Buscafusco: so we're discounting the bouncing theory?
Nick Deezy: completely. a gang that's gonna take another shot at me.
Sylvia Pickel: Louise says gang
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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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