Michael has to take summer class in French, a class trip to France, to graduate high school. He is, however, mistaken for an agent and people try to kill him. There are 007 style cars, cuties, crooks etc.

Director:

William Dear

Writers:

Fred Dekker (story by), Darren Star (screenplay by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Grieco ... Michael Corben
Linda Hunt ... Ilsa Grunt
Roger Rees ... Augustus Steranko
Robin Bartlett ... Mrs. Grober
Gabrielle Anwar ... Mariska
Geraldine James ... Vendetta Galante
Michael Siberry ... Richardson
Carole Davis ... Areola Canasta
Frederick Coffin ... Lt. Col. Larabee
Tom Rack ... Zigesfeld
Roger Daltrey ... Blade
Oliver Dear Oliver Dear ... Kent
Cynthia Preston ... Melissa Tyler (as Cyndy Preston)
Michael Sinelnikoff ... Haywood
Travis Swords Travis Swords ... Kelly
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Storyline

When Michael Corben, along with the rest of his high-school French class, set out for a trip to France, he runs headlong into international intrigue: Agent Michael Corbin has just been disposed of by the evil forces of Augustus Steranko. When it's learned that Michael Corbin is alive and well, and still on his way to France, he's beseiged by both the good guys and the bad guys. British Intelligence outfits him with a series of James-Bond-like gizmos, and Steranko sends more would-be assassins after him. Can Michael stop the evil Steranko's plans for European domination? Written by Rick Munoz <rick.munoz@his.com>

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He's having the adventure of someone else's life. See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Two of the ideas for gadgets in this film - exploding gum and X-ray glasses - were later used in spy films Mission: Impossible (1996) (the gum) and The World Is Not Enough (1999) (the glasses). See more »

Goofs

As Michael runs through the hotel room after the rocket is fired into it he doesn't have any socks on. When he emerges through the door he is putting on his trainers on over his socks. See more »

Quotes

Michael Corben: I knew I should have taken Spanish.
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Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Zardoz (2021) See more »

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My Saltine
Written by T. Ketler, M. Knight, K. Kyle, J. LeSte and K. Stevens
Performed by Bang Tango
Produced by John Jansen
Courtesy of Mechanic Records/MCA Records, Inc.
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Every time I watch this, I laugh
18 October 2010 | by michaelbauersSee all my reviews

I am rating this to up the rating. And reviewing it, just to add my piece of mind.

First off, the french teacher. Hilarious. Best part of the whole movie. "I want all references to the operative, the french teacher." Next, the dialog. It's funny. Most of the time, it's great. At least I find it funny most of the time.

The lead actor did a pretty good job. He's as flat as a pancake. But I think he's supposed to be a superficial high school student. They could have made him a bit more bright. He does save the day in the end. And it would be slightly more believable if he came across as a bit brighter from the start. But, you know, it's a comedy. You can't be too critical.

I realize this is sort of a demographic movie. I am sure it's aimed at teens as a fantasy. At 45 though, I still appreciate a mindless fantasy/comedy/adventure. And this is a pretty good one. I think it deserves a better rating - I rate movies with based on similar movies. I don't compare this to Das Boot, for example. I compare it to say, Hackers or something like that.


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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 March 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

If Looks Could Kill See more »

Filming Locations:

Canada See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,246,819, 17 March 1991

Gross USA:

$7,788,597

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,788,597
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Company Credits

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Runtime:

| (cable)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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