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Second Sight (1989)

John Larroquette is the head of a detective agency that is hired to find a missing person, probably kidnapped. They employ the help of a mystic/psychic to help find the missing girl.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Larroquette ... Wills
Bronson Pinchot ... Bobby
Bess Armstrong ... Sister Elizabeth
Stuart Pankin ... Preston Pickett Ph.D.
John Schuck ... Manoogian
James Tolkan ... Coolidge
William Prince ... Cardinal O'Hara
Michael Lombard ... Bishop O'Linn
Christine Estabrook ... Priscilla Pickett
Marisol Massey Marisol Massey ... Maria
Adam LeFevre ... Mike
Andrew Mutnick Andrew Mutnick ... Elmore
Ron Taylor ... Carl
Mike Crossen Mike Crossen ... Cop Bloom Gallery
Suzanne Shepherd ... Marilyn Bloom (as Suzanne Shephard)
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Storyline

John Larroquette is the head of a detective agency that is hired to find a missing person, probably kidnapped. They employ the help of a mystic/psychic to help find the missing girl. Written by Jason Ihle <jrihl@conncoll.edu>

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He's in the detective biz with a psychic wiz!

Genres:

Comedy | Mystery | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A.A.A. Detective chiaroveggente offresi See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,156,742, 5 November 1989

Gross USA:

$5,368,865

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,368,865
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

A clip from the TV series Perfect Strangers (1986) plays on the TV. In the clip, Larry Appleton is calling for "Balki." Bronson Pinchot, who stars in this film as Bobby, played Balki in "Perfect Strangers." See more »

Goofs

When Bobby is controlling the actions of the three hoodlums, he puts his arms down twice. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Wills: [answering machine message] Hello, you've reached the Second Sight *psychic* detective agency. We know who you are and what you want, so, at the sound of the beep, hang up.
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Features Knots Landing (1979) See more »

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Do You Believe in Magic
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I foresaw a decent comedy...but it sure wasn't this one! (spoilers)
24 April 2005 | by vertigo_14See all my reviews

This had the potential to be a great, dumb 80s comedy perfect for your lazy afternoon viewing. You had the cast for it--John Laroquette and Bronson Pinchot--and a stupid plot: a detective agency that uses an eccentric psychic to solve crimes. But either there was just not enough stupid humor, or there was too much technical detail about the crimes they were solving, that detracted from this potential and the result is anything but funny.

The story involves the psychic, a scientist, a detective, a fender bender and a missing Cardinal. I have to give credit to Bronson Pinchot, though, who actually did make me laugh a few times with his strange psychic practices and acid tongue alter-ego Marty. John Laroquette, on the other hand, seems to be reluctant to break out of his monotoned cynicism, making this more like John Laroquette as John Laroquette.

Even myself, a fan of dumb 80s comedies would say, you're not missing much if you pass on this one.


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