Jumpin' Jack Flash

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Released 1986

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Director:
Penny Marshall
Released:
1986
Rating:
R

Jumpin' Jack Flash is a 1986 crime caper starring Whoopi Goldberg as an ordinary bank employee caught up in international espionage. Terry Doolittle (Whoopi Goldberg) enjoys a quiet life as computer professional at First National Bank in New York City bank until a perplexing message pops up on her computer. The coded message includes a signature, "Jumping Jack Flash". Although her co-workers, Fred (Phil Hartman) and Doug (Jon Lovitz) jibe her about being a Russian spy, Terry finds herself intrigued by the challenge of solving the mystery. Using her knowledge of the Rolling Stones to decrypt the message, she finds a cry for help from a British spy, Jack (Jonathan Pryce) held in Russia. Terry tries to contact the British Embassy on his behalf, but soon becomes the target of the CIA, KGB and law enforcement and must go on the run. Penny Marshall ("A League of Their Own") directs this fish-out-of-water comedy.

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  • 63

    Chicago Tribune Gene Siskel

    A good third of this overblown movie consists of stunt-filled action sequences that turn a human story into something akin to Cannonball Run. That's too bad, because Goldberg's cha...

  • 63

    Miami Herald Bill Cosford

    Penny Marshall proves deft at blending the silly stuff with enough action to generate a bit of suspense; the mix is that of Beverly Hills Cop. And the script, though the work of a ...

  • 63

    The Globe and Mail (Toronto) Jay Scott

    Whoopi Goldberg can make you laugh and make you cry, and she's attractive and kind of come-hithery in her own bug-eyed way. [10 Oct 1986, p.D1]

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Espionage, Thrillers