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Heat Vision and Jack (1999)

Astronaut on the run with special powers and his talking motorcycle must deal with a malevolent artificial life form that's possessing people and turning them into dust, as well as NASA's hitman and real life actor Ron Silver.

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Ben Stiller
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Cast

Cast overview:
Jack Black ... Jack
Owen Wilson ... Heat Vision / Doug (voice)
Ron Silver ... Ron Silver
Christine Taylor ... The Sheriff
Vincent Schiavelli ... Frank / Paragon
O-Lan Jones ... Patrice
Sy Richardson ... Doctor
Félix Castro Félix Castro ... Pool Player #1
Clint Lilley ... Pool Player #2
Stephanie Chao ... Stripper (Jasmine)
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As the result of a NASA miscalculation, Astronaut Jack Austin flies too close to the sun, the rays expanding his mind and making him the smartest man on the planet. Now he and his talking motorcycle Heat Vision (which contains the mind of his former roommate) are on the run from NASA and their assassin, actor Ron Silver who want to take his brain. They travel from place to place solving paranormal mysteries with the help of Jack's newfound ability to become a super genius when his brain absorbs sunlight. Written by Captain_Freed

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Trivia

This pilot was written for the ABC network which passed on it. NBC and Fox had a bidding war over it which Fox won. See more »

Quotes

Heat Vision: My friend Jack says the universe is infinite. He says you can travel forever and never reach the edge. I say the edge is where you find it.
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Connections

Spoofs The Six Million Dollar Man (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

Situation
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Written by Alison Moyet and Vince Clarke
Performed by Tom Jones
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User Reviews

 
Wow, I Can't Believe This Was Actually Real
28 March 2006 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

When I watched this, I figured it had to be a spoof by Ben Stiller. Stiller, who I don't normally like, had made something so outlandish that it couldn't possibly be real. But it was. And it was incredibly funny. So, Ben Stiller, I might have faith in you after all.

Jack Black, Owen Wilson, Ron Silver and Christine Taylor.... all on TV? Who turned up this idea? Fools, I say. Christine Taylor, for Jiminy's Crickets! And Jack Black... on a talking motorcycle... and he is fighting against "grave danger"! "Apparently the human mind is not unlike cookie dough..." "NASA is evil! They have a man tracking me down. His name is Ron Silver... a gifted actor and a cold-blooded killer." How can you turn down programming like this? I remember 1999 and the only thing even remotely like this was "Son of the Beach"...

This review is horrible and poorly written... lucky for you, this show isn't. Watch it. Or else. NASA is watching you.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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