Warner Bros. Released 1987




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Movie Summary

Joe Dante

Innerspace is the comedic version of miniaturization classic Fantastic Voyage. Based on the notion of putting Jerry Lewis in Dean Martin's body, the story centers on the reluctant team of pilot Tuck Pendleton and grocery store clerk Jack Putter when they are thrown together by a fantastic twist of fate. Tuck is miniaturized in a top secret experiment and deliberately injected into Putter's rump to avoid falling into the hands of evil Victor Scrimshaw  and his team of ruthless henchman, led by Dr. Margaret Canker and Mr. Igoe, who has dastardly designs for the experiment. When Tuck succeeds in making contact with Jack from inside him, the two band together to get Tuck to the proper authorities and outrun the baddies before they can get their grubby hands on the technology needed to monopolize the oncoming breakthrough of miniaturization.


Metacritic Score

  • 75

    Chicago Sun-Times

    I would have loved to eavesdrop on the script conferences for "Innerspace." Here is an absurd, unwieldy, overplotted movie that nevertheless is entertaining - and some of the fun c...

  • 75

    Chicago Tribune

    There is more than enough energy here to sustain the film over its two-hour course. [3 July 1987, p.AC]

  • 75

    The Globe and Mail (Toronto) Jay Scott

    A lark from start to finish. [1 July 1987]

Dennis Quaid

Dennis Quaid

Lt. Tuck Pendleton

Martin Short

Martin Short

Jack Putter

Meg Ryan

Meg Ryan

Lydia Maxwell

Orson Bean

Orson Bean

Lydia's Editor

Charles Aidman

Charles Aidman

Speaker at Banquet

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    • Domestic Gross -  $25,893,810 (47th)

      Domestic adjusted for 2013 - $54,039,256

    • Other production companies:
      Amblin Entertainment
      The Guber-Peters Company

    • Filming locations:
      California State University Northridge, Northridge, Los Angeles, California
      Northridge Fashion Mall, Northridge, Los Angeles, California
      Portuguese Bend, California
      San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, California
      San Francisco, California
      Sherman Oaks Galleria, Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California
      Warner Brothers Burbank Studios, Burbank, California
      Wayfarer's Chapel, Rancho Palos Verdes, California

    • Taglines:
      1. Take a trip you'll never forget.
      2. An Adventure of Incredible Proportions.
      3. A huge dose of comedy in one big gulp!
      4. This summer take a trip you'll never forget.
      5. Inside Jack Putter there's a hero trying to get out.
      6. Within 24 hours he will experience an amazing adventure...and become twice the man.

    • Music:
      Twistin' the Night Away
      Written by Sam Cooke
      Performed and Produced by Rod Stewart
      Is It Really Love?
      Written, Produced and Performed by Narada Michael Walden
      Hypnotize Me
      Written and Performed by Wang Chung
      Will I Ever Understand You
      Performed by Berlin
      Written by John Crawford
      Twistin' the Night Away
      Written and Performed by Sam Cooke
      Written and Performed by Sam Cooke
      I'm an Old Cow Hand (From the Rio Grande)
      Written by Johnny Mercer

    • Academy Awards Win:
      1. Visual Effects


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