Jumpin' Jack Flash


Jumpin' Jack Flash

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This was the first full-length feature film directed by Penny Marshall (of Laverne and Shirley TV fame), and may not be one of her most successful but it has its moments. Whoopi Goldberg is Terry Doolittle, an office worker with her share of eccentric colleagues and now an added problem: some spy has tapped into her computer and is asking her for help. Terry decides the only womanly thing to do is to get in there and save the man and so she heads into a whole series of unlikely situations. Run-ins with an odd repairman (Jim Belushi), an invalid diplomat, and a KGB mole have her impersonating people like Diana Ross and generally wreaking havoc on the whole spy game. Though once again, Whoopi has seen better material for her talents.


Whoopi Goldberg
as Terry Dolittle
Stephen Collins
as Marty Phillips
John Wood
as Jeremy Talbott
Carol Kane
as Cynthia
Annie Potts
as Liz Carlson
Roscoe Lee Browne
as Archer Lincoln
Sara Botsford
as Lady Sarah Billings
Jeroen Krabbé
as Mark Van Meter
Ren Woods
as Jackie
Garry Marshall
as Detective
Tracy Reiner
as Page's Secretary
Jim Belushi
as Sperry Repairman
Paxton Whitehead
as Lord Malcolm Billings
Jeffrey Joseph
as African Embassy Guest
Caroline Ducroca
as French Embassy Guest
Julie Payne
as Receptionist at Elizabeth Arden
Deanna Oliver
as Karen at Elizabeth Arden
Carl Labove
as Earl The Guard
Donna Ponterotto
as Pedicurist at Elizabeth Arden
Matt Landers
as Night Guard at Bank
Jamey Sheridan
as New York Officer
Charles Dumas
as New York Officer
James Edgcomb
as Lincoln's Aide
Gerry Connell
as Lincoln's Aide
Benji Gregory
as Harry Carlson, Jr.
Jose Santana
as Street Tough
Bob Ernst
as Street Tough
Benji Gregory Jr.
as Harry Carlson
Kellie Martin
as Kristi Carlson
Kim Chan
as Korean Flower Vendor
Anthony Hamilton
as Man in Restaurant
Heide Lund
as Woman in Restaurant
Kenneth Danziger
as Embassy Computer Man
Eric Harrison
as Embassy Computer Man
Edouard DeSoto
as Superintendent
Teagan Clive
as Russian Exercise Woman
Tom McDermott
as Minister
Mark Rowen
as Blond Cab Driver
Hilaury Stern
as Customer
Chino "Fats" Williams
as Larry the Heavyset Guard
George Jenesky
as Man with Umbrella
Michael McKean
as British Party Guest (uncredited)
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Critic Reviews for Jumpin' Jack Flash

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Audience Reviews for Jumpin' Jack Flash

  • May 27, 2011
    A Hitchcock plot, that is very good. But the screenplay don't help. Too silly to be good.
    Lucas M Super Reviewer
  • Apr 24, 2010
    This is a hilarious movie about a bank employee who loves to play around with her computer and chat with people from different countries which often get her in trouble with her boss. One day she comes into contact with a mysterious British Intelligence agent who calls himself "Jumpin' Jack Flash" who seems to be great danger. Terry tries to help her new friend out - but by doing so puts her own life in danger and this places bad guy Jeremy Talbot (John Wood) on her tail and gets her into a whole lot of hilarious trouble!! I found it funny and entertaining; Whoopi Goldberg puts in a great performance and the rest of the cast work well together. "Earl, look at this face. This is the face of a woman on the edge." "I know, my wife has that same face."
    Deb S Super Reviewer
  • Sep 03, 2009
    Whoopi!! Not really that funny. She needs eyebrows.
    Lenny M Super Reviewer
  • Jul 06, 2009
    I figure if I saw a film and the only thing I remember about it was that I saw it, I couldn't have been very impressed.
    Cindy I Super Reviewer

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