4.4/10
1,193
20 user 11 critic

Second Sight (1989)

John Larroquette is the head of a detective agency that is hired to find a missing person, probably kidnapped. They employ the help of a mystic/psychic to help find the missing girl.

Director:

Joel Zwick
Reviews
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Larroquette ... Wills
Bronson Pinchot ... Bobby
Bess Armstrong ... Sister Elizabeth
Stuart Pankin ... Preston Pickett Ph.D.
John Schuck ... Manoogian
James Tolkan ... Coolidge
William Prince ... Cardinal O'Hara
Michael Lombard ... Bishop O'Linn
Christine Estabrook ... Priscilla Pickett
Marisol Massey Marisol Massey ... Maria
Adam LeFevre ... Mike
Andrew Mutnick Andrew Mutnick ... Elmore
Ron Taylor ... Carl
Mike Crossen Mike Crossen ... Cop Bloom Gallery
Suzanne Shepherd ... Marilyn Bloom (as Suzanne Shephard)
Learn more

More Like This 

Second Sight (TV Movie 1999)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A hard-working detective tries to disguise the fact that he's going blind, while working on a challenging murder case.

Director: Charles Beeson
Stars: Clive Owen, Claire Skinner, Stuart Wilson
Second Sight: Hide and Seek (TV Movie 2000)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

While hiding his own deteriorating eyesight, a detective investigates the case of a bludgeoned violinist where the key witness is her traumatized young son.

Director: Edward Bennett
Stars: Clive Owen, Rupert Holliday-Evans, Claire Skinner
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

During his honeymoon, the irrepressible Larry Burton is dragged off into the jungle by a large-sized male baboon and is presumed dead - eaten by apes. However, defying all odds, Larry ... See full summary »

Stars: Bronson Pinchot, Courteney Cox, Alex McKenna
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A racist cop receives a heart transplant from a black lawyer he hates, who returns as a ghost to ask the cop to help take down the men who murdered him.

Director: James D. Parriott
Stars: Bob Hoskins, Denzel Washington, Chloe Webb
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Those bumbling cadets take to the streets when three inept goons successfully orchestrate a metropolitan crime wave.

Director: Peter Bonerz
Stars: Bubba Smith, David Graf, Michael Winslow
Comedy | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Two reporters for a tabloid newspaper are sent to Transylvania to find the Frankenstein monster, or get fired. They are laughed at there, but something suspicious is going on. Could there be monsters, vampires, mummies and werewolves?

Director: Rudy De Luca
Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Joseph Bologna, Ed Begley Jr.
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A talented young man can't get an executive position without rising through the ranks, so he comes up with a shortcut, which also benefits his love life.

Director: Herbert Ross
Stars: Michael J. Fox, Helen Slater, Richard Jordan
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

While hiding his own rapidly deteriorating eyesight, a detective investigates the murder of black youth leader.

Director: Jonas Grimås
Stars: Clive Owen, Rupert Holliday-Evans, Selina Boyack
Freeway (1996)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A twisted take on "Little Red Riding Hood", with a teenage juvenile delinquent on the run from a social worker travelling to her grandmother's house and being hounded by a charming, but sadistic, serial killer and pedophile.

Director: Matthew Bright
Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Kiefer Sutherland, Bokeem Woodbine
Jury Duty; The Comedy (TV Movie 1990)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Courtroom antics surround the jury involved in hearing an embezzlement case. A shy accountant (Pinchot) in one of his four roles in the movie is charged with the crime, but during testimony... See full summary »

Director: Michael Schultz
Stars: Mädchen Amick, Stephen Baldwin, Mark Blankfield
Anatomy of Hope (TV Movie 2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  

Medical drama based on the lives of cancer patients. Based on Jerome Groopman's "The Anatomy of Hope: How People Prevail in the Face of Illness."

Director: J.J. Abrams
Stars: Joey King, Lauren Lee Smith, Kerry Condon
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A fragile Kansas girl's love for a handsome young man from the town's most powerful family drives her to heartbreak and madness.

Director: Elia Kazan
Stars: Natalie Wood, Warren Beatty, Pat Hingle

Photos

Edit

Storyline

John Larroquette is the head of a detective agency that is hired to find a missing person, probably kidnapped. They employ the help of a mystic/psychic to help find the missing girl. Written by Jason Ihle <jrihl@conncoll.edu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

He's in the detective biz with a psychic wiz!

Genres:

Comedy | Mystery | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Sister Mary Elizabeth throws a Tae Kwon Do side kick to the chest of one of the armed kidnappers when they were in the Naked I (Boston's last strip joint in 1988). This enabled her and her friends to escape. See more »

Goofs

In the opening sequence after Bobby levetates the manhole cover off, Wills and Preston appear. While they are talking you can see a shadow from the boom mic move accross the manhole cover. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Wills: [answering machine message] Hello, you've reached the Second Sight *psychic* detective agency. We know who you are and what you want, so, at the sound of the beep, hang up.
See more »

Connections

Features Perfect Strangers (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Takin' a Stand
Written by Peter Beckett
Courtesy of Warner-Chappell Music
See more »

User Reviews

 
I foresaw a decent comedy...but it sure wasn't this one! (spoilers)
24 April 2005 | by vertigo_14See all my reviews

This had the potential to be a great, dumb 80s comedy perfect for your lazy afternoon viewing. You had the cast for it--John Laroquette and Bronson Pinchot--and a stupid plot: a detective agency that uses an eccentric psychic to solve crimes. But either there was just not enough stupid humor, or there was too much technical detail about the crimes they were solving, that detracted from this potential and the result is anything but funny.

The story involves the psychic, a scientist, a detective, a fender bender and a missing Cardinal. I have to give credit to Bronson Pinchot, though, who actually did make me laugh a few times with his strange psychic practices and acid tongue alter-ego Marty. John Laroquette, on the other hand, seems to be reluctant to break out of his monotoned cynicism, making this more like John Laroquette as John Laroquette.

Even myself, a fan of dumb 80s comedies would say, you're not missing much if you pass on this one.


3 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 20 user reviews »

Videos

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A.A.A. Detective chiaroveggente offresi See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,156,742, 5 November 1989

Gross USA:

$5,368,865

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,368,865
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed