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Vibes (1988)

Psychics hired to find lost temple...

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Ken Kwapis

Writers:

Deborah Blum (story), Lowell Ganz (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ramon Bieri ... Eli Diamond
Michael Lerner ... Burt Wilder
Hercules Vilchez Hercules Vilchez ... Juan
Jerry Vichi Jerry Vichi ... Baseball Man
Leo V. Finnie III Leo V. Finnie III ... Monty Man
Googy Gress ... Ingo Swedlin
Ray Stoddard Ray Stoddard ... Dr. Scott
Harvey J. Goldenberg ... Lyle
Tom Henschel Tom Henschel ... Dr. Drake
Jeff Goldblum ... Nick Deezy
Susan Bugg Susan Bugg ... Dr. Silver
Rodney Kageyama ... Dr. Harmon
Cyndi Lauper ... Sylvia Pickel
Van Dyke Parks ... Dr. Weiner
Steven Scott Steven Scott ... Dr. Thompson
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Storyline

Cyndi Lauper and Jeff Goldblum play two psychics hired by Peter Falk to find his long lost son in a foreign country. When they get there they discover he's really hired them to help find a hidden temple in the mountains where all the psychic energy in the world comes from. Written by Jaymes Warnock <armyofme@erols.com>

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The psychic comedy that's out of its mind. See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 August 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Vibes - Die Jagd nach der glühenden Pyramide See more »

Filming Locations:

Cuenca, Ecuador See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$916,482, 7 August 1988

Gross USA:

$1,883,811

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,883,811
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Dan Aykroyd was originally cast as Nick Deezy. He dropped out after Columbia Pictures head David Puttnam insisted on casting Cyndi Lauper as the co-star. See more »

Goofs

In the last scene, Nick (Goldblum) enters Sylvia's (Lauper's) hotel room and calls to Sylvia by her real name, Cyndi. See more »

Quotes

Sylvia Pickel: What's your problem, aside from your face?
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Referenced in Community: Modern Warfare (2010) See more »

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Pickin up good and goofy vibrations!
7 August 2006 | by inkblot11See all my reviews

Sylvia (Cyndi Lauper) and Nick (Jeff Goldblum) meet at an institute studying those individuals who have psychic abilities. Sylvia channels a lady named Louise, who can predict the future, and Nick can touch objects and then give detailed accounts of the objects' history. Whew! This twosome do not exactly hit it off, at first. Then, Sylvia learns that her boyfriend only wants her around so he can win at the racetrack and Nick discovers his long-standing partner has been cheating, too. Suddenly, Harry (Peter Falk) appears and asks for the duo's help in locating his missing son in Ecuador. He'll pay bigtime, of course. It's off to South America, to battle forces of evil in a quest for truth and, possibly, a treasure. Can Sylvia and Nick begin to like each other among the Inca ruins?

This is, truly, a funny movie. Lauper does a great job as the much put-upon Brooklyn dame and Goldblum is quite nice as her more learned and unexpected suitor. Falk is just down right hilarious as the scheming Harry. The script has some great one-liners and surprises while who can resist an exotic setting south of the border? If you should stumble across this film on television or at the video store, give it a whirl. It will bring a dose of sunshine into your life.


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