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If Looks Could Kill (1991)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy | 15 March 1991 (USA)
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Michael has to take summer class in French, a class trip to France, to graduate high school. He is, however, mistaken for an agent and people try to kill him. There are 007 style cars, cuties, crooks etc.

Director:

William Dear

Writers:

Fred Dekker (story by), Darren Star (screenplay by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Grieco ... Michael Corben
Linda Hunt ... Ilsa Grunt
Roger Rees ... Augustus Steranko
Robin Bartlett ... Mrs. Grober
Gabrielle Anwar ... Mariska
Geraldine James ... Vendetta Galante
Michael Siberry ... Richardson
Carole Davis ... Areola Canasta
Frederick Coffin ... Lt. Col. Larabee
Tom Rack ... Zigesfeld
Roger Daltrey ... Blade
Oliver Dear Oliver Dear ... Kent
Cynthia Preston ... Melissa Tyler (as Cyndy Preston)
Michael Sinelnikoff ... Haywood
Travis Swords Travis Swords ... Kelly
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Storyline

When Michael Corben, along with the rest of his high-school French class, set out for a trip to France, he runs headlong into international intrigue: Agent Michael Corbin has just been disposed of by the evil forces of Augustus Steranko. When it's learned that Michael Corbin is alive and well, and still on his way to France, he's beseiged by both the good guys and the bad guys. British Intelligence outfits him with a series of James-Bond-like gizmos, and Steranko sends more would-be assassins after him. Can Michael stop the evil Steranko's plans for European domination? Written by Rick Munoz <rick.munoz@his.com>

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Taglines:

He's having the adventure of someone else's life. See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Original screenwriter Fred Dekker initially conceived the story with Anthony Michael Hall in mind for the role of Michael Corbin before the producers chose to have it rewritten for Richard Grieco. See more »

Goofs

Both the Lotus Esprit and the Nissan 300ZX are US models, shown by the different lights, different body styles (that model of 300ZX was never sold in Europe, and has a French number plate over the smaller US plate mounting), and that year of Esprit was never sold with an air bag in Europe. See more »

Quotes

Michael Corben: I'll nail your ass to the wall.
Augustus Steranko: That sounds very painful.
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Connections

Referenced in Mission: Impossible (1996) See more »

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Pomp and Circumstance
Written by Edward Elgar (as Sir Edward Elgar)
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This Movie is Pretty cool and Underrated!!!
6 April 2002 | by Bruno_MaltaSee all my reviews

Well, I've had the opportunity of watching this movie a long time ago and had quite a few good memories of it. Yesterday I decided to rent this movie for the old times. Man, it was so good.

The main plot of the movie is kind of strange and dated for our time but it is very funny. This movie has a strange power to really amuses you.

The acting its not so bad, its good to tell you the truth. Specially Gabrielle Anwar that kicks some major ass. There is a scene, the first one that she appears, in a car that man...its unbelievable. If you have the chance, rent it. I assure you some good hours of fun.


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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 March 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

If Looks Could Kill See more »

Filming Locations:

Canada See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,246,819, 17 March 1991

Gross USA:

$7,788,597

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,788,597
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (cable)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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