And there are good supporting performances by Stephen Collins, Carol Kane, John Wood, Annie Potts, Roscoe Lee Browne, Jim Belushi, Jon Lovitz, and the late Phil Hartman. A good thriller, though, with interesting twists. Bored of such a hum-drum life, she finally gets a wake-up call from someone who taps into her computer. A bank's clerk is humorously involved in international espionage when her computer terminal picks up words sent by electronic mail from a Brit spy trapped into Iron Curtain. Granted they tend to get reduced to mere minutes in the spotlight, but because there is such a large gallery of famous faces, they leave a lasting impression. Franklin's version was not included on the film's soundtrack album but was released as a single.
Whether you are endeared to this almost cut and paste approach depends largely on if you find appeal in her and her act, or not. Later Marshall achieved numerous hits as producer, actress and director, such as 'Renaissance man, Preacher's wife, Awakenings, A league of their own and Big'. Conning her way in under the guise of an entertainer, she manages to enter the mainframe with help from Liz, who is also there, but Talbot finds and deactivates the computer link before Jack receives a contact. Delivering the laughs when they're needed, but also establishing a genuine fearful feeling when she gets in over her head. December 2015 Production of the film, originally conceived as a vehicle for , was problematic. Intermittently amusing, forgettable action spoof showcasing Whoopi Goldberg and helmed by Penny Marshall.
However, what the film lacks in what is cool nowadays, it more than makes up for in comedy! When she slams her glasses down in frustration, Jack advises against it, and Terry realizes he can see her. Carol Kane plays Terry's sassy and high-pitched voice co-worker Cynthia, and Annie Potts plays the mysterious Liz Carlson, who seems to be the only person Terry can trust in the espionage case. Grade B It was a production beset with problems, a change of director Penny Marshall replacing the jettisoned Howard Zieff and enough script writers used to fill out a hockey team. Will she stay alive long enough? After nearly being tortured with a , Terry escapes and frightens the embassy receptionist into calling the police, who escort her away from Talbot. If not for the film, than at least for the scene where Terry goes through the song for Jack's code-key. Beauty comes from within you, it's not something you can buy! It began with as director. What is it wit' you people, everytime you see a black woman she has to be a pimp or a John? Is the plot particularly original? I especially liked the scenes of her conversing with Jack Jonathan Pryce.
Now that was a turkey! The acting's brilliant, the script is hilarious and the film plain and simply rocks! In my humble opinion at 5. Despite feeling ludicrous, Terry delivers the message to Jeremy Talbot who is apparently puzzled and informs her there is no Department C. Jack is in serious trouble. This movie has always been one of my favorite 80s movies. Abundant secondaries and cameos by noted actors, such as Jim Belushi, Annie Potts, John Wood, Jeroan Krabbe, Roscoe Lee Browne, Sara Bostford, John Lovitz, Phil Hartman, among them. Everything from rooting out possible exit contacts on the back of frying pans to breaking into the Consulate itself and accessing their computers. If her language, and Goldberg's overall attitude, is not your liking, then pass this film up and not all, but many others of hers because this is typical of her humor and her profane mouth.
And she does a great job. I was laughing hysterically out loud. As she enters the taxi upon leaving Jack's apartment, she is frightened to find him as the driver. Get a load of the foul language displayed by Goldberg in this scene. It's similar in the level of language used to Beverley Hills Cop, so probably not one for the small kids. The British Consulate won't acknowledge him, and he needs Terry to run errands for him. Passes the time and is generally good fun, but it's peppered with lots of profanity and vulgarisms, mostly from Whoopi, of course.
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Cue Whoopi following instructions from a guy claiming to be trapped in Eastern Europe, which of course leads to a number of fun scenes as she bluffs her way around the crooked underworld she now finds herself in. However, the plot was well-paced and the acting was pretty good, giving us a pretty entertaining feature. This scene is a classic. If you want a fun film that won't stretch your brain, this is well worth a look. If that's the sum total of your expectations for this movie, then I'd say that all concerned accomplish their task rather well. There are some fabulous continuity errors as well for anyone looking for them - in the scene in the police station, not only does the blanket Whoopi's wearing change places from scene to scene, so does her collar. The plot is a flimsy spy plot with lots of sight gags as Whoopi flits around New York City keeping one step ahead of the bad guys.
Now it is no problem and mostly everyone does it. Plot: Terry works for a bank, and uses computers to communicate with clients all over the world. After finding a listing in the local obituaries, Terry goes to Van Meter's funeral, where she meets Liz Carlson , the wife of Harry Carlson, one of Jack's contacts and another of his contacts, Archer Lincoln. The computer stuff was very cool 20 years ago but dated down, as we've come a long way in that technology. Its nowhere near as bad as Theodore Rex. People are killed, and Terry is chased.