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The top-secret test of a sub-miniaturization process goes wildly awry inthis comic adventure when industrial spies steal the technology and thedaring pilot (Dennis Quaid) of the world's first molecular-sized craftis accidentally injected into the bloodstream of a hypochondriac grocerystore clerk (Martin Short). Now with only a 24-hour supply of oxygen, anatom-sized test pilot must convince the nerd in whose body he is trappedhow to be a hero in order to recover the stolen technology, convince thepilot's girlfriend (Meg Ryan) that he loves her ... and save both menfrom a grisly death. Winner of an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects.]]>
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It's a Joe Dante film, with early performances by Dennis Quaid, Martin Short and Meg Ryan.
It's goofier than all get out; here's the synopsis.
Dennis Quaid is a loose cannon test pilot with a bit of an alcohol problem, who gets "demoted" to a secret military program involving miniaturization. He is to be shrunk down, along with a mini-submarine, and injected into a lab rabbit, to test things like the ability to hook up to a host's optic or auditory nerve.
Meg Ryan plays a reporter, romantically involved with Quaid, but for the moment, estranged.
Martin Short plays a hypochondriac supermarket assistant manager.
So, Quaid gets shrunk right before "the bad guys" (led by an over-the-top Kevin McCarthy) invade the laboratory, and in his last act as a living person, the escaping lead investigator injects the microscopic Quaid into Short's left buttock.
I didn't really care much for the whole "stealing technology" plot thread (there's a very early role by Robert Picardo), but it's there as a scaffold, just to watch Quaid and Short deal with each other. And that's really a joy to watch.
The one scene in the doctor's office, with Quaid finally patched into Short's inner ear, is hysterical. Short gets to mug opposite old friends (and SCTV alums) Joe Flaherty and Andrea Martin...I've seen it a hundred times yet I still laugh every time.
Yes, there are a lot of clunky lines and bits of extreme over-acting. If you have a problem with either Dennis Quaid or Martin Short, it'll be tough for you to like this movie. Overthink this movie, and you're doing yourself a disservice.Read more ›
Quaid plays Tuck Pendelton, a shrunken test pilot who
was suppose to be injected into a rabbit,but after an
attack by a group of people who are trying to reach the
same achievement of shrinking is instead injected into Jack Putter (Martin Short) a meek, hypochondriac who works at
safeway. Now Tuck and Jack along with Tuck's old girlfriend
Lidia (Meg Ryan) must fight to get Tuck back to normal. There's
a big surprise too.
This movie contains awesome visual effcts (which it
won an academy award for), terffic action, and witty
comical jokes and phases. This movie's a real winner.
Listen to that little voice, and laugh a lot at "Innerspace".
The premise is simple. Dennis Quaid is a test pilot who has been passed up for the space program and instead is picked up by an obscure government program to pilot a submarine that is going to be miniaturized and injected into a rabbit. He has some personal problems with Meg Ryan and she dumps him. He gets miniaturized but before he can be injected into the rabbit the bad guys break into the lab to steal the technology that miniaturizes people. A lab assistant escapes with a minaturized Quaid in his pod in a syringe. Before he is killed, the assistant injects Quaid into an unsuspecting hypocondriac, Martin Short. Quaid's pod has the capability to interface with the optic nerve and the eardrum of the person he's injected in so he can "talk" to his host and "see" what he sees. And so, begins this wonderful adventure to get Quaid back to normal size by getting the stolen technology back, get Quaid back together with Meg Ryan, to get the bad guys, and to prove that Martin Short is not crazy hearing Quaid in his head. I won't spoil the movie from there on -- its a great ride. Oh, I will add that somewhere along the way we bump into Robert Picardo who plays "The Cowboy," a wonderfully memorable performance by Robert Picardo as some kind of technology mercenary -- Picardo commands the silver screen whenever he's on camera --definitely worth watching for just that.Read more ›
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In an age of countless sequels, remakes, reboots, and adaptations, here is a film that is boldly original. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Amazon Customer
A sci fit film about injecting a person into another and talking. I highly recommend it for all ages. Good stars in it.Published 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
its not funny but somewhat amusing. its just not very well done. acting is very shallow. script is likely the reason.Published 1 month ago by Finnomaki
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May 25, 2015 by Peter Smith | See all 3 posts
|the song rod stewart sings||
"Twistin' the Night Away" He made two different versions of the song. One on his other albums and one for the movie "Innerspace". If you can't find the one from Innerspace just let me know. I'll email it too you.
May 1, 2009 by Michael Lerew | See all 2 posts
|What song is playing....||
It's "Cupid" by Sam Cooke.
May 1, 2009 by Michael Lerew | See all 2 posts
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