Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986) Online
Terry works for a bank, and uses computers to communicate with clients all over the world. One day she gets a coded message from an unknown source. After decoding the message, Terry becomes embroiled in an espionage ring. People are killed, and Terry is chased. Throughout she remains in contact with this unknown person, who needs Terry to help save his life.
|Cast overview, first billed only:|
|Whoopi Goldberg||-||Terry Doolittle|
|Stephen Collins||-||Marty Phillips|
|John Wood||-||Jeremy Talbott|
|Annie Potts||-||Liz Carlson|
|Peter Michael Goetz||-||Mr. Page|
|Roscoe Lee Browne||-||Archer Lincoln|
|Sara Botsford||-||Lady Sarah Billings|
|Jeroen Krabbé||-||Mark Van Meter (as Jeroen Krabbe)|
|Phil Hartman||-||Fred (as Phil E. Hartmann)|
|Lynne Marie Stewart||-||Karen|
Jon Lovitz auditioned for the movie when Howard Zieff was the director, and wasn't cast. When Penny Marshall took over from Zieff, she offered Lovitz a role. She was friends with Lorne Michaels, and had seen Lovitz's work on Saturday Night Live.
Directorial debut of Penny Marshall.
According to Penny Marshall's memoir 'My Mother Was Nuts,' the script had numerous versions. Nancy Meyers and Charles Shyer wrote one for Shelly Long as the star. A version by David Mamet was filled with profanity.
Adding to the classic rock theme running throughout the movie, Terry's boss' name is James Page (guitarist from Led Zeppelin).
Burt Reynolds was the original choice for director but he had a falling out with producer Joel Silver and left the project.
Tracey Ullman was pregnant during filming.
Film debut of Jamey Sheridan.
After principal photography finished, Penny Marshall wanted to shoot some pick-up shots in New York. She asked Gian-Carlo Coppola, her daughter Tracy Reiner's ex, to be the cameraman. Unfortunately, Coppola died in a boating accident before the filming date. The New York re-shoots were canceled, but Coppola got a 'special thanks' in the end credits.
Shelley Long was originally cast to play the lead character.
Howard Zieff was the original director. Penny Marshall replaced him after about 6 weeks of production.
At Mark Van Meter's funeral, the minister says that Van Meter (a spy) was a success in the greeting card industry. In Get Smart (1965), Maxwell Smart was a spy whose cover was that he worked for a greeting card company.
During the scene in the police station after Terry was pushed into the river, there is an anti-drug poster in the background with the message "Speed Kills" and a picture of a person riding a syringe. This same poster was shown as being created during a 1967 Dragnet episode titled Narcotics DR16.
The soundtrack includes "Rescue Me." The same song is on the soundtrack to another Whoopi Goldberg movie: "Sister Act."
Kellie Martin's film debut.
Originally titled "Knock, Knock."
Whoopi Goldberg and Jim Belushi later co-starred in Homer and Eddie (1989).
The film opens on Monday April 21, 1986.
Terry works at the Manhattan Main Branch of the First National bank of New York.
Charles Shyer and Nancy Meyers used pseudonyms on their writing credits, both using their parents' names; Meyers is credited as "Patricia Irving", a combination of her parents' first names (Patricia Meyers and Irving Meyers), while Shyer is credited as "J.W. Melville", a reference to his father Melville Shyer.
The phone booth sequence was part of a re-shoot in L.A. Jim Belushi, whose character was originally set to appear in two scenes, and die in a car accident in the second, was brought back, covered in bandages, to explain how he escaped death.
While Terry is trying to transcribe the lyrics to the song, one of the words she writes is Caen. Marty Phillips's real name turns out to be Peter Caen.