If Looks Could Kill (1991)




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Adolescent heartthrob Richard Grieco made his big-screen debut as a student who travels to France only to be mistaken for a government secret agent. To make matters worse, he then stumbles on a millionaire's deranged plot for world domination.
Action & Adventure , Comedy , Mystery & Suspense
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Warner Bros.


Richard Grieco
as Michael Corben
Roger Rees
as Augustus Steranko
Linda Hunt
as Ilsa Grunt
Geraldine James
as Vendetta Galante
Robin Bartlett
as Mrs. Grober
Michael Siberry
as Richardson
Carole Raphaelle Davis
as Areola Canasta
Carole R. Davis
as Areola Canasta
Frederick Coffin
as Lieutenant Colonel Larabee
Tom Rack
as Zigesfeld
Cynthia Preston
as Melissa Tyler
Pascal Devigne
as Second 1st Class Stewardess
Fiona Reid
as Marge
Donna Ludas
as French Club Member
Gene Mack
as Agent Kramer
Dominique Pétin
as 1st Clerk
Macha Grenon
as 2nd Clerk
Claude Gasse
as Imperious Stewardess
Isabelle Truchon
as 1st Class Stewardess
Pascale Devigne
as Second 1st Class Stewardess
Philip Spensley
as Principal
Gordon Masten
as Ludwig Krupp
Marie-Josée Gauthier
as Coach Stewardess
Susan Dear
as 1st Class Hostess
Armand Laroche
as Doorman
Chip Chuipka
as Gunman No. 1
Laurent Imbault
as Croupier
Tedd Dillon
as Imposter Driver
John Tench
as Cell Guard
Bonfield Marcoux
as Bus Driver
David J. Francis
as Englishman
William Dear
as Bomb Tester
Paul Babeau
as French Club Member
Rob Bazos
as French Club Member
Michele DeMeo
as French Club Member
Iris Gressy
as French Club Member
Maxine Guess
as French Club Member
Michele de Meo
as French Club Member
Donna Lucas
as French Club Member
Nancy McGiffert
as French Club Member
Carolyn Raymond
as French Club Member
Peter Shinkada
as French Club Member
Peter Shinkoda
as French Club Member
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Critic Reviews for If Looks Could Kill

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

It spoofs the James Bond action film, but without much humor.

Full Review… | May 22, 2015
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A hip, fun and fantasticaly-paced teen 007

May 5, 2005

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Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

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July 29, 2002
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

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July 25, 2002

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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Chicago Sun-Times
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Audience Reviews for If Looks Could Kill

He's a student mistaken for a spy. Now all he has to do is rescue a beautiful girl, save all of Europe, and graduate from high school. No problem?

Wahida K
Wahida K

Super Reviewer

Here's a little gem of a spy spoof that is better than all the Austin Powers movies put together. This movie has story, humor, and action, whereas Austin Powers had fart jokes. Richard Grieco plays a high school student (let your suspention of disbelief start there) who is mistaken for an international spy while on a school trip to France. From there he gets pulled into an international conspiracy involving villians Roger Rees and Linda Hunt. He also gets some help from the de-lic-ious Gabrielle Anwar as a covert operative. The movie is far more credible than it sounds. It's a great spoof of Bond movies, with good humor and likeable characters. What it also has is a surprising amount of action. Credible action, not ham handed. We've got chases, shootouts, and fight scenes worthy of the genre it is spoofing. There's also gadgets clever enough to make James Bond say "Where can I get one of those?" It's not high art by any means, and is not likely the high point of anyone's career. It's hopelessly dated, firmly stuck in 1991. But it's a hell of a lot of fun.

RJ MacReady
RJ MacReady

Super Reviewer


Male fantasy movie. Females, beware.

Anthony Valletta
Anthony Valletta

Super Reviewer

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