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Vector Scope is one of the largest science corporations on the west coast of the U.S. They have chosen Lieutenant Tuck Penelton, who is a free-spirited fighter pilot with no respect for life, for a miniaturization program developed by Vector Scope. However, when group of hired thugs infiltrated Vector Scope, they stole a unique micro chip, making miniaturization possible. Ozzie, a scientist, manages to escape with Tuck, in hand, miniaturized in a syringe. Ozzie makes a last ditch effort to save Tuck's life by injecting him into a person named Jack Putter, an overly paranoid cashier at a local grocery store. What Jack will soon realize that with Tuck floating inside his own body, he will embark on a journey to attempt to recover the chip before it falls into the hands of a technology smuggler, Victor Scrimshaw. He intends to sell the chip to a nameless criminal known as "The Cowboy".
This summer take a trip you'll never forget.
Release Date: July 01, 1987
Runtime: 120 mins
All Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi
Sound: 70 mm 6-Track, Dolby SR
IMDB Rating: 6.5
Brimstone Pit Rating: 7.5 - (Rate This Horror Movie)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With I
MPAA Rating: PG
Dennis Quaid ...Lt. Tuck Pendleton
Martin Short ...Jack Putter
Meg Ryan ...Lydia Maxwell
Kevin McCarthy ...Victor Eugene Scrimshaw
Fiona Lewis ...Dr. Margaret Canker
Vernon Wells ...Mr. Igoe
Robert Picardo ...The Cowboy
Wendy Schaal ...Wendy
Harold Sylvester ...Pete Blanchard
William Schallert ...Dr. Greenbush
Henry Gibson ...Mr. Wormwood
John Hora ...Ozzie Wexler
Mark L. Taylor ...Dr. Niles
Orson Bean ...Lydia's Editor
Kevin Hooks ...Duane
Kathleen Freeman ...Dream Lady
Archie Hahn ...Messenger
Dick Miller ...Cab Driver
Kenneth Tobey ...Man in Restroom (as Ken Tobey)
Joe Flaherty ...Waiting Room Patient
Andrea Martin ...Waiting Room Patient
Jason Laskay ...Scrimshaw's Henchman
Frank Miller ...Scrimshaw's Henchman
Shawn Nelson ...Wendell
Christine Avila ...Lab Technician
Alexandra Borrie ...Lab Technician
Jenny Gago ...Lab Technician
Robert Gounley ...Lab Technician
Grainger Hines ...Rusty
Mike Garibaldi ...Cop
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Innerspace Horror Film Trailer 1
"TWISTIN' THE NIGHT AWAY"
"IS IT REALLY LOVE?"
"WILL I EVER UNDERSTAND YOU"
"TWISTIN' THE NIGHT AWAY"
"I'M AN OLD COW HAND (FROM THE RIO GRANDE)"
More Movie Taglines:
- This summer take a trip you'll never forget.
- An Adventure of Incredible Proportions
- Inside Jack Putter there's a hero trying to get out.
- Take a trip you'll never forget.
- [pickup line] The Cowboy: Women love me. But you know that.
Dr. Greenbush: Nice wedding. You know, Jack, next week, I'd like you to swing by the office. I have some new tests I'd like to run on you... Wendy: Jack, I think we should try dating. Maybe not exclusively at first, at least for me, but... Mr. Wormwood: Jack, since you're not going on the cruise, I sure could use you at the store on Monday Jack Putter: [ignoring all of them, realization dawns on him] That was the Cowboy. [runs away] Lydia's Editor: Who's the Cowboy? Dr. Niles: It's um... classified. Jack Putter: [stops and turns around - to Doctor Greenbush] Doc, I'm cured! Jack Putter: [to Wendy] Wendy, not a chance! Jack Putter: [to Mr. Wormwood] And Mr. Wormwood, thank you! And I quit. [runs and jumps into Tuck's car]
Lt. Tuck Pendleton: Of course, the most fun I've ever had is tryin' to land a crippled F-14 with a stubborn nose gear on the deck of a rolling flat-top in zero visibility...
Rusty: And give that 'crippled Tomcat' story a rest. We've all heard it! Lt. Tuck Pendleton: Oh, gosh, Rusty, you're right. 'Course, when MY moment of glory came, I didn't take a dump down the leg of MY flight suit!
[Into a mirror] Lt. Tuck Pendleton: The Tuck Pendleton machine: zero defects.
- The patients in the doctor's waiting room with Jack are played by Andrea Martin and Joe Flaherty, Martin Short's co-stars from "SCTV Channel" (1983).
The computers in the lab display Apple 2 assembly language listing from the ROM monitor.
Cameo: [Chuck Jones] as a customer in the seen in the supermarket queue eating carrots. He utters the line regarding buying the aspirin, "At eight hundred dollars a bottle, who'd want to?"
The filmmakers used two different shopping malls for the scene where the doctor injects Tuck into Jack's rear. The opening scenes where the doctor runs in and heads for the elevator were shot in the Northridge Mall in the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles (also the epicenter of the '94 quake). The scene where he reaches the top and rams the syringe into Jack was filmed on the top floor of the Sherman Oaks Galleria, another mall several miles away.
Some similarity to the pod in this movie and the one in Explorers (1985), also directed by Joe Dante.
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