Directed by Penny Marshall (Big (1988), Awakenings (1990) and The Preacher's Wife (1996)), this spy comedy had a troubled birth, originally conceived as a vehicle for Cheers star Shelley Long, who quit before filming over concerns the script, as did original director Howard Zeiff, who clashed with the producers. Despite this, it's a good film, even if it's a product of it's time. Teresa "Terry" Doolittle (Whoopi Goldberg) works as a data analyst, transferring funds by computer for the First National Bank in Manhattan. Terry has an attitude which goes down well with her co-workers, but not her stuffy boss James Page (Peter Michael Goetz). One day, Terry gets a message by computer from a man claiming to be called Jumping Jack Flash (Jonathan Pryce), who tells Terry he's in trouble. Jack claims to be British Intelligence agent in Eastern Europe, and he needs Terry's help to get home. But, Terry soon finds herself caught up with murderous agents and double crossing, but she won't give in easily. It's a lot better than what the critics at the time made it out to be, and it helped make a star out of Goldberg, who had just made a name for herself in Spielberg's The Color Purple (1985). It's a lot better than most 80's comedies, and it managed to do well, and it predicted a lot of what we do with the internet these days.