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If Looks Could Kill (1991)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy | 15 March 1991 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Michael Corben
... Augustus Steranko
... Ilsa Grunt
... Patricia Grober
... Mariska
... Vendetta Galante
... Derek Richardson
... Areola Canasta
... Lieutenant Colonel Larabee
Tom Rack ... Zigesfeld
... Blade
Oliver Dear ... Kent
... Melissa Tyler (as Cyndy Preston)
... Haywood
Travis Swords ... Kelly


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


Action | Comedy


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15 March 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Teen Agent  »


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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The car Gabrielle Anwar's character, Mariska drives in the film is a white 1990 Nissan 300ZX. See more »


As Michael climbs down the side of the house in the last scene (carrying Mariska), an explosion occurs and you see his feet lift off the side of the wall. His shoes are supposed to have suction that hold him up, if his shoes lift he should fall - but he does not move. See more »


[Ilsa has informed Steranko of Michael's capture]
Augustus Steranko: Good. Don't kill him yet. I want to talk to him.
Ilsa Grunt: Why do you want to talk to him?
Augustus Steranko: I never get to talk to anyone.
Ilsa Grunt: Talk, talk, talk! Talking is your tragic flaw, Augustus!
Augustus Steranko: And you, Grunt, are singlehandedly killing the art of conversation.
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References We Are The World: The Story Behind The Song (1985) See more »


Written by John Holliday, Trevor Steel, John Christoforou and Milan Zekavica
Performed by The Escape Club
Produced by Chris Kimsey
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp./Warner Music International
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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An All Round Entertaining Movie With Comedy, Action and Sarcasm
5 July 2004 | by See all my reviews

This movie is for the fans of light hearted adventures mixed through out with comedy (sometimes so stupid it's hilarious!!) When Michael Corbin's lethargy in his high school French class keeps him from graduating; his adventure begins. Even though he (Richard Grieco) is considerably older than the part he is portraying; he does pull it off. I particularly enjoyed the hotel bedroom scene: SEXY and HILARIOUS!! His (Michael Corbin) "goof-off teenager" attitude solidifies the part for Grieco through out the entire movie. All of the supporting actors: the French Teacher, Helen Hunt and his friend on the tour bus that uses his shaving water to rinse his toothbrush (which I was expecting to see him even pick his nose next which thank God he dosen't!!!) keeps the minor scenes in check with the genre of the movie. Keep in mind that this movie is a "comedy"...nothing more, nothing less. It was not made to be picked apart...just watched. I have seen this movie about 6 times and have even added it to my collection. Granted, there are many more movies that are more realistic and have better acting, but what the hell...I still enjoy watching it!!! Only because it dosen't qualify as a "Classic", but because it is a VERY funny and entertaining movie for all ages, it gets an 8 out of 10.

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