Innerspace | Full Movie

  • PG
  • 2h 0m
  • 1987
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The top-secret test of a sub-miniaturization process goes wildly awry in this comic adventure when industrial spies steal the technology and the daring pilot (Dennis Quaid) of the world's first molecular-sized craft is accidentally injected into the bloodstream of a hypochondriac grocery store clerk (Martin Short). Now with only a 24-hour supply of oxygen, an atom-sized test pilot must convince the nerd in whose body he is trapped how to be a hero in order to recover the stolen technology, convince the pilot's girlfriend (Meg Ryan) that he loves her ... and save both men from a grisly death. Winner of an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: A manic, overstuffed blend of sci-fi, comedy, and romance, Innerspace nonetheless charms, thanks to Martin Short's fine performance and the insistent zaniness of the plot.
Chicago Reader
Pat Graham

The plot is standard fantasy-adventure pulp, though director Joe Dante has so many screwball thing...

June 21, 2017
Variety Staff

Short has infinitely more possibilities and makes the most of them, coming into his own as a scree...

June 21, 2017
Time Out
Geoff Andrew

While the anatomical special effects are imaginative enough, the manic rather than magical tone fa...

June 21, 2017
New York Times
Janet Maslin

It has been made in a style best described as enthusiastic.

June 17, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
'80s sci-fi adventure comedy has some drinking, swearing.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Innerspace is a fun, if often silly, sci-fi adventure from the '80s about a miniaturized pilot (Dennis Quaid) who winds up injected inside the body of a neurotic store clerk (Martin Short) when an experiment goes awry. They face frequent peril from sometimes-menacing bad guys; violence includes one gunshot death (minimal blood), threats of pain and torture, fights, and more. There's also a fair bit of language (including "s--t"), drinking, and sexuality (including a shot of Quaid naked from behind), but the movie's overall tone is light, and the goofy humor will appeal to tweens.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Sci-Fi, Comedy, Adventure
  • Release Date:July 1, 1987
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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