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Overview

Director Joe Dante infuses this science fiction comedy with the visual razzle-dazzle and manic, goofball performances typical of his cartoon-inspired sensibilities. Navy test pilot Lt. Tuck Pendleton Dennis Quaid has volunteered for a highly dangerous medical experiment. A submersible craft, with Tuck at the controls, is to be shrunk down to molecular size and inserted into the body of a living rabbit. If successful, the test could result in radical breakthroughs in surgical techniques, but some high-tech thieves...
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Overview

Director Joe Dante infuses this science fiction comedy with the visual razzle-dazzle and manic, goofball performances typical of his cartoon-inspired sensibilities. Navy test pilot Lt. Tuck Pendleton Dennis Quaid has volunteered for a highly dangerous medical experiment. A submersible craft, with Tuck at the controls, is to be shrunk down to molecular size and inserted into the body of a living rabbit. If successful, the test could result in radical breakthroughs in surgical techniques, but some high-tech thieves attempt to steal Tuck and his ship while both are in miniature form. Enter Jack Putter Martin Short, a mild-mannered, hypochondriac retail store clerk, a nerd who suddenly finds himself injected with Tuck and his tiny ship. Now poor Jack's got to rise above his mundane existence to help an American hero get back to safety, while also trying to reunite Tuck with his beautiful estranged girlfriend Lydia Meg Ryan. Innerspace 1987 won an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects.
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Editorial Reviews

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Essentially a visually sophisticated update of Robert Fleischer's Fantastic Voyage (1966), Innerspace is a wacky sci-fi treat that looks like oodles of fun for both the performers and the Oscar-winning special effects department. There's something inherently watchable about the "oops, we're headed straight for the gall bladder!" emergencies of this story matter, and it gives Martin Short a license to be physically scattershot -- something the audience doesn't always grant him so willingly. Dennis Quaid's hotshot pilot is key to setting Joe Dante's grinning tone; his wisecracks under duress keep the movie humming along at the level of screwball comedy, in which nothing really bad can happen. The giddy "reality on hold" mindset of Innerspace is a logical offshoot from Dante's Gremlins, though the director is migrating from comic fantasy to fantastic comedy. That he helped direct the episodic parody Amazon Women on the Moon the same year suggests his increasing fondness for the ridiculous. The shrunken production design and weightless sensibilities of Innerspace likely helped inspire Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, which would turn size altering into a franchise two years later.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/3/1994
  • UPC: 085391520030
  • Original Release: 1987
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  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Dennis Quaid Lt. Tuck Pendelton
Martin Short Jack Putter
Meg Ryan Lydia Maxwell
Kevin McCarthy Victor Scrimshaw
Fiona Lewis Dr. Margaret Canker
Master Henry Gibson Mr. Wormwood
Vernon Wells Mr. Igoe
Robert Picardo The Cowboy
Wendy Schaal Wendy
Harold Sylvester Peter Blanchard
William Schallert Dr. Greenbush
John Hora Ozzie Wexler
Mark L. Taylor Dr. Niles
Orson Bean Lydia's Editor
Kevin Hooks Duane
Kathleen Freeman Dream Lady
Archie Hahn Messenger
Kenneth Tobey Man in Restroom
Richard Miller Cab Driver
Joe Flaherty Waiting Room Patient
Andrea Martin Waiting Room Patient
Jason Laskay Scrimshaw's Henchman
Frank Miller Scrimshaw's Henchman
Christine Avila Lab Technician
Jenny Gago Lab Technician
Grainger Hines Rusty
Richard McGonagle Cop
Terry McGovern Travel Agent
Rance Howard Supermarket Customer
Chuck Jones Supermarket Customer
Laura Waterbury Supermarket Customer
Robert Gray Lab Assault Henchman
Alan Blumenfeld Man with Camera
Jeffrey Boam Lydia's Interview
John Miranda Man in Elevator
Neil Ross Voice Only
Charles Aidman Speaker at Banquet
Herb Mitchell Camera Store Clerk
Technical Credits
Joe Dante Director
Kent Beyda Editor
Jeffrey Boam Screenwriter
Rob Bottin Makeup Special Effects, Special Effects
Judy Cammer Set Decoration/Design
Jane Feinberg Casting
Mike Fenton Casting
Michael Finnell Producer
Richard C. Goddard Set Decoration/Design
Jerry Goldsmith Score Composer
Peter Guber Executive Producer
Warren Hamilton Sound Editor
Pat Kehoe Asst. Director
Kathleen Kennedy Executive Producer, Producer
Ken King Sound/Sound Designer
Andrew Laszlo Cinematographer
Frank Marshall Executive Producer, Producer
Steve Maslow Sound/Sound Designer
William Matthews Art Director
Dennis Muren Special Effects, Special Effects Supervisor
Gene Nollman Set Decoration/Design
Rosanna Norton Costumes/Costume Designer
Jon Peters Executive Producer
Charles "Chip" Proser Co-producer, Original Story, Screenwriter
James Spencer Production Designer
Steven Spielberg Executive Producer
Judy Taylor Casting
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Not a sci fi movie

    This is a comedy and a fun one, in that each person, (Dennis and Martin)learn life lessons in order to benefit from the other. Given the improbable story, it's great for escapism and has aged alright among movies with better effects. It's a good rental.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    funny fanasty

    Innerspace is a funny fanasty staring Meg Ryan Dennis Quad and Martin Short Tuck Pentlon is suppose to be injected inside a laboratory rabitt but instead he gets caught in Jack a guy who works at a grocery store now Jack meets Lydia and He soon has to tell her that Tuck is inside of him best flim of 1987

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