Jumpin' Jack Flash (DVD, 2004)
| Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Entertaining film about a data entry clerk working at a Manhattan bank. Terry Doolittle (Whoopi Goldberg), is sort of a rebel in as much as she is constantly running afoul of her tyrannical boss by tinkering with and repairing small computer problems herself, rather than calling the computer company, and chatting with bank customers by exchanging recipes or just exchanging pleasantries - things her boss calls unprofessional!
Occasionally, the bank's network picks up a Russian exercise program that everyone seems to get a laugh from. One night, while adjusting a loose cable to her terminal, Terry receives a strange coded message from someone only identified as "Jumpin' Jack Flash"! Thinking that somebody is playing a joke on her, or her boss is just trying to trap her and fire her, she just ignores it. The next evening at the same time she receives another transmission. This time she responds, but is unsuccessful. As she studies the code and tries to follow a series of embedded clues, she finally gets through. The person who sent the message tells Terry that he is a British agent who's cover has been blown and that he is on the run from KGB agents in Eastern Europe. He needs her help to go to the British embassy and give them a message. It seems that his chain of resources has been compromised by a British traitor and that he currently is "out in the cold".
Not sure that this all isn't some sort of a scam, she goes to the British embassy where she is received as some sort of "nut". Embarrassed by her reception, she now feels like somebody is playing with her. When Jack contacts her again, she tells him what happened and that she won't help him any more, and that she doesn't believe him. He tells her more, and cautions her that the traitor may indeed be there in the New York embassy. He pleads that she still try to help, telling her that his life is in severe jeopardy.
Terry goes again to the British embassy where she is assured that there is no such person and that someone is just playing a game with her. All of a sudden, she is being followed by people and starts having all sort of "close encounters" with "spy types". She is kidnapped and drugged by the KGB while making a telephone call. Through a series of slapstick events she manages to escape from then and uncover the British traitor. Her persistence pays off and Jack is rescued. They finally meet in New Yew York City and fall in love.
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If you enjoy some hysterical laughter, this one's for U
Whether you are a fan of Whoopie or not, you won't be able to hold back the tears of laughter throughout this entire movie. One of her best performances. The expressions, the lines, the scenes... one funnier than the next. I found myself bent over holding my stomach with tears in my eyes laughing at certain scenes that were way over the top with comedy. Her deliverance made all the difference. I had watched this movie a few years back and then again lately, which the second viewing made me go out and buy it. This time I watched it in its entirety without any interruption, heard every hysterical line and watched every hysterical scene from beginning to end. That's the way to watch this movie... then you'll laugh harder and harder as the movie unfolds. I might add that I am normally only mildly amused by many of the comedies and comedians out there... but this movie had me rolling. Great stuff.
Funny older movie. Great adventure for computer geeks!
I think Whoopi did a great job in this film. She has a boring computer job at a bank and hits a glitch in the system that takes her on a great adventure with the CIA. She helps a stranger not knowing she is doing a very dangerous deed. She soon finds out she is in over her head, but continues to help. This lands her into some very funny situations that hold your interest and keep you laughing. I had seen this movie a long time ago and never forgot the humor and was happy that it was out on DVD so I could watch it again. It was funny, adventurous and heart warming.