Film (1987). Amblin/Warner Bros. Steven Spielberg as an executive producer. Directed by Joe Dante. Written by Jeffrey Boam, Chip Proser, based on a story by Proser. Cast includes Fiona Lewis, Kevin McCarthy, Dennis Quaid, Meg Ryan and Martin Short. 120 minutes. Colour.
In this Parody of Fantastic Voyage (1966), tough test pilot Tuck (Quaid) is accidentally injected into feeble Jack (Short) while in a Miniaturized state. Tuck, though tiny, can to a degree control Jack. In a confused and sometimes unfunny plot, villainous industrial spies pursue a microchip McGuffin and a miniaturized killer is also injected into Jack. Adventures happen. All Dante's films have delightful moments, but this, an attempt to make good commercially after the debacle of Explorers (1985), seems oddly impersonal while at the same time trying too hard. The inside-the-body effects are good. The technical adviser on the movie was Gentry Lee. [PN]
see also: Cinema.
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