Comedy about hotshot airforce pilot Tuck Pendelton (Dennis Quaid) who is miniaturised and mistakenly injected into the body of hapless hypochondriac supermarket clerk Jack Putter (Martin Short).
This attempt to update Fantastic Voyage (1966) doesn’t measure up to director Joe Dante’s best work, but it’s still a notch above the usual Hollywood fodder.
The effects are excellent and Dante’s sly humour shines through occasionally, but it lacks the anarchy the director is noted for and Short’s hysterics eventually begin to grate.
Meg Ryan pops up as the love interest and there are good supporting turns from Kevin McCarthy and Henry Gibson. Dante regular Dick Miller, once a fixture in Roger Corman’s movies, has a cameo as a cab driver.
Lieutenant Tuck Pendelton
Dr Margaret Canker
Mark L. Taylor