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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  • MUSICAL KEY FOR MY ENTERTAINMENT

    9.5
    This is without doubt one of my favourite films of all time. I could watch this all day. It's funny, entertaining and has that suspense that keeps you guessing. Whoopi is, as always, fantastic and funny and I laughed so much when she caught her dress in the shredder when she attended the party at the embassy. I thought she was great trying to understand the lyrics of jumpin jack flash when she was trying to find out what the key was. When she ended up in the river with the dead body and was fished out by the police, well, the writers did us proud. What a great film.moreless
Phil Hartman

Phil Hartman

Fred, 1st National Bank

Teagan Clive

Teagan Clive

Russian Exercise Woman

Paxton Whitehead

Paxton Whitehead

Lord Malcolm Billings

Jonathan Pryce

Jonathan Pryce

Jack

John Wood

John Wood

Jeremy Talbott

Roscoe Lee Browne

Roscoe Lee Browne

Archer Linocln

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Espionage, Thrillers