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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 »
5 nominations. See more awards »

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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 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Women want him for his wit. The C.I.A. wants him for his body. All Nick wants is his molecules back. 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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of Patricia Heaton. See more »

Goofs

Nick often casts a shadow. 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 »

Connections

References North by Northwest (1959) See more »

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A movie with a serious Chevy Chase - I liked it
30 April 2008 | by waldwuffel-1See all my reviews

I've seen this movie a couple of times, and I like to watch it ever since I saw it the first time when its on TV. The plot is moderately original, the settings are good, and on top of all, we see great acting from all three leads: Sam Neill, Daryl Hannah and - to my surprise - Chevy Chase. My main memories about him the time I saw the movie for the first time was him sitting behind the wheel of an estate car, playing is undoubtedly most famous Clark Griswold character, which I really do not like. The more astonishing that it just takes a darker setting, some good co-actors, and the fact that he is visible only about half the time of the movie, and there you go, some fantastic Chevy Chase acting over there. He played his character very authentic, although maybe a little too cool later on during the movie. Maybe this movie cannot hold up to more popular Hollywood movies of its time, but it is a quite decent story with good acting and some very nice ideas. 7 outta 10, with a +1 star understatement bonus.


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