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Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992)

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After a freak accident, a yuppie turns invisible and runs from a treacherous CIA official, while trying to cope with his new life.

Director:

John Carpenter

Writers:

H.F. Saint (book), Robert Collector (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chevy Chase ... Nick Halloway
Daryl Hannah ... Alice Monroe
Sam Neill ... David Jenkins
Michael McKean ... George Talbot
Stephen Tobolowsky ... Warren Singleton
Jim Norton ... Dr. Bernard Wachs
Pat Skipper ... Morrissey
Paul Perri ... Gomez
Richard Epcar ... Tyler
Steven Barr Steven Barr ... Clellan
Gregory Paul Martin ... Richard
Patricia Heaton ... Ellen
Barry Kivel Barry Kivel ... Drunk Businessman
Donald Li ... Cab Driver
Rosalind Chao ... Cathy DiTolla
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Storyline

Nick Halloway is accidentally made invisible during an accident. When Jenkins finds out about Nick, he set out to recruit him into the world of espionage, seeing the potential for an invisible CIA agent. When Alice Monroe falls in love with Nick, they are forced to flee the attentions of Jenkins. Nick also has the problem of living invisibly whilst trying to find a cure. Written by Rob Hartill

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An adventure like you've never seen. See more »


Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 February 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Diario de un hombre invisible See more »

Filming Locations:

Las Vegas, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$14,358,033
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

One particular device that Chevy Chase had to wear for the film was a set of blue, eyeball-sized, contact lenses, so his eyes would appear invisible with his face looking like a mask, but with empty eye sockets. To wear them, his eyes first had to be numbed with sedative medication. The lenses had special miniature pinholes so Chase could see through them. However, after about fifteen minutes of wearing them, Chase said they gave him a headache. See more »

Goofs

An invisible man would be blind, the only way to see is for light to reflect off the back of the retina. If the retina is invisible the light would pass through. See more »

Quotes

David Jenkins: Listen to what we're offering you.
Nick Halloway: In exchange for what?
David Jenkins: For your services, of course, to your country. You have a wider obligation now. You can be of immeasurable value to us.
Nick Halloway: I'm not doing your spying.
David Jenkins: Suppose we'd had you, an invisible agent in 1939. Maybe there wouldn't have been a second World War.
Nick Halloway: What are you saying? You mean I would've killed Hitler for you?
David Jenkins: I mean maybe you could've saved thirty million lives. Changed history. Now, assassination, anything at all, is entirely ethical if...
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Crazy Credits

Over the first minute or so of the end credits we see Nick skiing in snowy mountains, his head and face covered with a hat, goggles and scarf. He comes to a stop outside a large cabin. Alice comes out, evidently pregnant. Nick lifts his goggles and pulls the scarf down from around his face, but of course he is still invisible. Alice kisses him, and takes his gloved hand and holds it to her belly, so he can feel the baby kicking... See more »

Alternate Versions

UK cinema and video versions were edited to remove 'fuck you' in order for the film to receive a PG rating. The 2003 DVD was uncut and upgraded to a 12 certificate. See more »

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Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: Ghosts of Mars (2012) See more »

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Being unseen can been helpful or hurtful
26 February 2008 | by GOWBTWSee all my reviews

Chevy Chase is at it again. This time he plays a yuppie who become totally transparent after a freak accident. In "Memoirs of an Invisible Man", Nick Halloway(Chase) becomes both victim and pawn of the CIA. Halloway becomes invisible following an explosion in a laboratory which, makes him a perfect weapon against the enemy. However, someone in the CIA wanted him for more than that. So Nick escapes, and goes to the woman he loves dearly, Alice Monroe(Darryl Hannah). She thinks that Nick is dead, but when she sees the truth, it's out of sight. Literally. Nick's personality and wit gives him the edge when Jenkins(Sam Neill) would give him a promise to give him back his molecules so he can be living a normal life again. So far, Nick finds his condition a bit of a plus so far. He can play practical jokes, without getting caught. The only way you can get caught is to misuse the ability of stealth. It's a lot of fun, it's too bad it didn't do well at the box office. This movie is perfect for home viewing I believe. It wouldn't hurt to be invisible, just get used to it. 4 out of 5 stars!


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