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Vibes (1988)

Cyndi Lauper , Jeff Goldblum , Ken Kwapis  |  PG |  DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (132 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Cyndi Lauper, Jeff Goldblum, Ramon Bieri, Michael Lerner, Hercules Vilchez
  • Directors: Ken Kwapis
  • Writers: Deborah Blum, Babaloo Mandel, Lowell Ganz
  • Producers: David Wolff, Deborah Blum, Kate Long, Raymond Hartwick
  • Format: Color, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
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  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment / Mill Creek
  • DVD Release Date: February 3, 2009
  • Run Time: 99 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (132 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001LMAK74
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,028 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Vibes" on IMDb

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Zany pop star Cyndi Lauper stars as a hairdresser with psychic powers in this high-spirited romantic comedy. Jeff Goldblum is an archeologist who joins Cyndi on a trek to the mountains of Ecuador where they search for the power source of the universe.Note:The cover art for the item varies.

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44 of 44 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Fun 80's-Type Movie---Worth The Trip! August 28, 2002
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape|Verified Purchase
This is not one of Jeff Goldblum's better-known movies, which is too bad because it really lets him shine in a comedic role. A crazy romp from start to finish, "Vibes" is unpretentious and unapologetic; it isn't art, it's fun. Built up out of a creative plot, strong cast and nicely honed writing, this is a great example of a good 80's film, stylish, smart and funny.
The premise is simple: A terrifying source of power---psychic power, it turns out---is discovered in South America. People who come into first- or secondhand contact with it die immediately or disintegrate, neither of which is a nice way to go. The story then switches to a research facility, where psychics with various gifts are being tested, supposedly for research, but the director has ulterior motives. It is at this facility where the viewer first encounters Nick (Goldblum), a man who can pick up knowledge by touching inanimate objects, and Sylvia (Cyndi Lauper), a young woman who has a close friend from the spirit world named Louise who gives Sylvia information, especially about the future. They are chosen by the director of the program, Dr. Steele (Julian Sands), to go on an important trip to the Andes to search for valuable artifacts. Nick is reluctant to go until he receives confirmation that his girlfriend is cheating on him (Sylvia had warned him) and he gets sick of his boss trying to make him do "psychic tricks" to amuse board members. Sylvia, meanwhile, has been approached by a shady character named Harry (the great Peter Falk), who claims his son is lost in South America and offers $50,000 to anyone who will help find him. She convinces Nick to come along and off they go.
From there, it's a series of misadventures and mishaps, including a near-death experience for Nick at the hands of a femme fatale.
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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Why isn't this movie on DVD? October 14, 2006
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It's been a long time since I've seen this movie, but it was cute and funny as well as fantastical. I never thought the Cyndi Lauper / Jeff Goldblum duo would have worked, but their quirky combo made for a lovable eccentric bond between their characters.

Lots of humor in this movie depsite the subject revolving around two psychics headed for South America chased by other psychics trying to beat them there. Infused in this cooky caper are some short, surprisingly poignant and heart-warming interludes with Peter Falk as well as some neat special effects.

Bombed at the box office and did okay on cable but a much underrated story with its own quirky charm.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Funny - Good Plot and Great Cast October 18, 2003
Format:VHS Tape
Sylvia (Cyndi Lauper) and Nick (Jeff Goldblum) meet during a study of people with paranormal abilities. Sylvia hears the voice of Louise, a disembodied spirit guide who appears to have the ability to know what's going on with other people and in some cases, the future. Nick has the gift of psychometry or learning the history of an article by touching it. They don't exactly get off on the right foot at the study but when Harry Buscafusco (Peter Faulk) asks Sylvia for help finding his lost son in the Andes mountains, she brings Nick in to help.
When they get to the Andes, they find that Harry Buscafusco is not really who he said he was ... and neither is Doctor Harrison Steele who had put the paranormal study together back in the states and is now also in the Andes looking for the same thing as Buscafusco. Although the snide remarks continue between Sylvia and Nick, they have to come together, along with Buscafusco to keep from getting killed and to prevent the doctor from finding the secret in the Andes.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Loved It! September 30, 2003
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape|Verified Purchase
I saw this movie in the eighties when I was a kid and I taped it in 1995 and recent boredom got me searching through old VHS's and I wound up finding this old gem. Critics said people would forget this movie back in 1988, I was ten then and I'm twenty-five now and I have NEVER forgotten it.
Yes this movie is stupid. It's lame and it's corny, but it's still a movie I very much enjoy. This is not a movie to be watched for great acting or a great plot. Go rent Steel Magnolias if you're looking for 80's Oscar material. Vibes is for anyone who wants to have fun and anyone who appreciates the 80's like I do. It's a movie that has silly characters and it allows it's audience to have no-holds-barred fun without feeling guilty.
The psychic element was unique for the 80's and still something movies don't touch on a lot today. The Equador scenes were breathtaking. Jeff Goldblum ( before his blockbuster days )and Cyndi Lauper make a wonderful couple but she ultimately steals the show. This movie is for anyone who remembers just how carefree and fun the 80's could be. Vibes sends you right back to 1988 and you won't regret it. I just hope Columbia Pictures decides to make it available for purchase on DVD one day. It's a shame a movie so lovable is nearly extinct. Kids in future generations should be able to see it for the comedy classic it really is.
Everyone should see it at least once.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So all I wanna say is... March 24, 2005
Format:VHS Tape
Where is the DVD? This is an awesome 80's quirky comedy that I enjoy quite a bit, but I refuse to buy VHS. I'm personally a fan of Goldblum's (and this film in particular) and think he paired well with Lauper in this film, but would really like to see this distributed in DVD format. By the other reviews, I'm not the only one; who do we have to complain to, to make this happen? Cheers.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable, campy entertainment
Top quality in an otherwise unavailable old movie from the eighties. This was one of those old films that can be shown to even younger audiences.
Published 2 days ago by Tedd Leighton-herrmann
5.0 out of 5 stars At last! An overlooked treasure revived.
I'm very happy that this gem of a movie is finally available on DVD. My VHS copy was wearing out. It's that good. Read more
Published 9 days ago by jenna lindsey
5.0 out of 5 stars Quirky fun.
A nice plot, well written. The acting is good and the movie just plain fun. Its not Gone With The Wind or Sunset Boulevard but you'll laugh out loud a time or two and you'll have a... Read more
Published 15 days ago by bgdckmcgee
5.0 out of 5 stars Silly and charming.
This is one of those silly on purpose shows, and I thought it was done very well. Cindy Lauper was not a really talented actress, but she manages to act this silly, flakey... Read more
Published 26 days ago by Nico
5.0 out of 5 stars review of Vibes
Love this movie. when first listed it was $99.00 wasn't going to pay that much for it. caught it on sale for under $20.
will recommend it to others.
Published 1 month ago by Grayghost
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE IT!
I have loved this movie since it came out in the 90s. It is so funny! A must watch esp. if you love cyndi and Jeff!
Published 2 months ago by J. Dalton
5.0 out of 5 stars great Movie, fast delivery
I love this movie.... Cindy Lauper is great as is Jeff Goldblum, great connections..and just an all around good movie...
Published 2 months ago by lovesmadmax
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie
This product was exactly what I wanted. It came early and was in perfect condition. It was exactly what I expected and I am extremely happy with my purchase.
Published 3 months ago by Mommy of one
5.0 out of 5 stars An Oldie but a goodie!
I looked for this movie for over a decade and I was overjoyed when I found it one day on Amazon! I was fortunate enough to catch it early on though, I don't think I paid more than... Read more
Published 4 months ago by T. Weatherly
5.0 out of 5 stars This May Be the Best Movie You've Never Heard Of!
The movie starts out with a group of sensitives being tested about their powers, and the absurd situations they find themselves in. Read more
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