Plot: Vector Scope is one of the largest science corporations on the west coast of the U.S. They have chosen Lieutenant Tuck Penelton, who is a free-spirited fighter pilot with no respect for life, for a miniaturization program developed by Vector Scope. However, when group of hired thugs infiltrated Vector Scope, they stole a unique micro chip, making miniaturization possible. Ozzie, a scientist, manages to escape with Tuck, in hand, miniaturized in a syringe. Ozzie makes a last ditch effort to save Tuck’s life by injecting him into a person named Jack Putter, an overly paranoid cashier at a local grocery store. What Jack will soon realize that with Tuck floating inside his own body, he will embark on a journey to attempt to recover the chip before it falls into the hands of a technology smuggler, Victor Scrimshaw. He intends to sell the chip to a nameless criminal known as “The Cowboy”.

Rating: PG

Directed By: Joe Dante

Written By: Chip Proser and Jeffrey Boam

Production: Amblin Entertainment, Guber-Peters Company, The, Warner Bros. Pictures

In Theaters: July 01, 1987

Box Office: $25,893,810 (USA)

Runtime: 2 hr.


Lt. Tuck Pendleton – Dennis Quaid
Jack Putter – Martin Short
Lydia Maxwell – Meg Ryan
Victor Eugene Scrimshaw – Kevin McCarthy
Dr. Margaret Canker – Fiona Lewis
Mr. Igoe – Vernon Wells
The Cowboy – Robert Picardo

Wendy – Wendy Schaal
Pete Blanchard – Harold Sylvester
Dr. Greenbush – William Schallert
Mr. Wormwood – Henry Gibson
Ozzie Wexler – John Hora
Dr. Niles – Mark L. Taylor