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Jumpin’ Jack Flash

Director: Penny Marshall Run Time: 105 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 1986

Starring: Whoopi Goldberg, Stephen Collins, John Wood, Carol Kane, Annie Potts, Jonathan Pryce

B-Sides, Whoopi Goldberg: One year after she blew everyone away in The Color Purple, Whoopi Goldberg went in a totally different direction, embracing her comedic roots in a film that shows off her natural charm.

Terry Doolittle (Whoopi Goldberg) works with computers in a bank office. She routinely talks with others via her computer, but one day she connects with a mysterious user by the name of Jumpin’ Jack Flash (Jonathan Pryce). It takes her a while to decode his message, but Terry figures out that Jack is a British secret agent trapped behind enemy lines. Terry agrees to help him, but her activities attract the attention of the KGB, who want to know Jack’s real identity — and will kill to get it.