PG | | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A hapless store clerk must foil criminals to save the life of the man who, miniaturized in a secret experiment, was accidentally injected into him.
The license plate on Mr. Igoe's car is "SNAPON" this is a reference to Snap-on tools; an automotive mechanic tool that features a snap mechanism for different attachments, similar to his hand.
You've got a great future in front of you in Retail Food marketing, and I just hate to see you throw it all away by going psycho on us.
The movie depicts miniaturization as, effectively, blowing up a full-sized submersible pod and then reassembling it at a smaller scale. There are several problems with this idea: 1) the pod would weigh just as much as before, and would therefore punch a hole right through the subject it is injected into because all that weight would be concentrated in a spot the size of a blood cell, 2) the Heisenburg Uncertainty Principle basically states that an object taken apart at the subatomic level would be impossible to reassemble, 3) Tuck would have died from being "molecularly isolated and displaced", 4) fluids would be impossible for a submersible to maneuver through because, at that scale, ordinary water would be like a gel to a thruster (not to mention bodily fluids which are thicker), and 5) whiskey would be impossible to drink.
The Special Effects credit at the end of the movie states "Mr Short's Interiors by Industrial Light and Magic".
$4,739,000 (USA) (5 July 1987)