Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986)




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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.
R (adult situations/language, violence)
Action & Adventure , Comedy , Mystery & Suspense
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Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

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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
Tony Hendra
as Hunter
Jon Lovitz
as Doug
Ren Woods
as Jackie
Tracy Reiner
as Page's Secretary
Garry Marshall
as Detective
Chino "Fats" Williams
as Larry the Heavyset Guard
Jim Belushi
as Sperry Repairman
Paxton Whitehead
as Lord Malcolm Billings
June Chadwick
as Gillian
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.
Miguel A. Núñez Jr.
as Street Tough
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
Gary K. Marshall
as Detective
Teagan Clive
as Russian Exercise Woman
Tom McDermott
as Minister
Mark Rowen
as Blond Cab Driver
J. Christopher Ross
as Hairdresser
Hilaury Stern
as Customer
George Jenesky
as Man with Umbrella
Michael McKean
as British Party Guest (uncredited)
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Critic Reviews for Jumpin' Jack Flash

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (1)

Lightweight but fun civilian-spy stuff.

June 14, 2005
Movie Metropolis

Good concept. Horrible movie.

May 27, 2004
Juicy Cerebellum

Still Penny Marshall's least annoying movie

August 21, 2002
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

doesn't fully capitalize on Whoopi's comedic gifts

July 29, 2002
Kalamazoo Gazette

Appealing in spite of itself.

July 25, 2002
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

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October 21, 2005
Fantastica Daily

Audience Reviews for Jumpin' Jack Flash


A Hitchcock plot, that is very good. But the screenplay don't help. Too silly to be good.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

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Whoopi!! Not really that funny. She needs eyebrows.

Lenny Muggsy
Lenny Muggsy

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A fun spy comedy, with a typical 80?s feel to it. Whoopi Goldberg is her usual overtalking fun self and the film makes for easy watching.

Lady D'arbanville
Lady D'arbanville

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