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Heat Vision and Jack (1999)

Astronaut on the run with special powers and his talking motorcycle must deal with a malevolent artificial life form that's possessing people and turning them into dust, as well as NASA's hitman and real life actor Ron Silver.

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Ben Stiller
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Cast overview:
Jack Black ... Jack
Owen Wilson ... Heat Vision / Doug (voice)
Ron Silver ... Ron Silver
Christine Taylor ... The Sheriff
Vincent Schiavelli ... Frank / Paragon
O-Lan Jones ... Patrice
Sy Richardson ... Doctor
Félix Castro Félix Castro ... Pool Player #1
Clint Lilley ... Pool Player #2
Stephanie Chao ... Stripper (Jasmine)
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As the result of a NASA miscalculation, Astronaut Jack Austin flies too close to the sun, the rays expanding his mind and making him the smartest man on the planet. Now he and his talking motorcycle Heat Vision (which contains the mind of his former roommate) are on the run from NASA and their assassin, actor Ron Silver who want to take his brain. They travel from place to place solving paranormal mysteries with the help of Jack's newfound ability to become a super genius when his brain absorbs sunlight. Written by Captain_Freed

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USA

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English

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Ron Silver almost turned the project down because he was busy with Veronica's Closet (1997). But he liked the script so much he made time in his schedule. See more »

Quotes

Jack Austin: I'm not a criminal.
The Sheriff: Tell me your name.
Jack Austin: I can't do that.
The Sheriff: Spoken like a criminal.
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Spoofs MacGyver (1985) See more »

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If I Only Knew
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Written by Joseph Mendelson, Benjamin Nitze and Mac Quayle
Performed by Tom Jones
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One of those things where hearing about it doesn't tell you anything
13 August 2005 | by ian-462See all my reviews

I thought it sounded interesting when I first read about it. Then I saw it. It's like Lovecraft funny. Like "human language is inadequate to describe the horror blah blah" funny.

It's like every action/adventure show EVER packed into a half hour, but the most obvious comparisons would have to be "X-files" and "Knight Rider." (Heat Vision is KITT) The only thing I didn't like was Owen Wilson's flat reading of Heat Vision's lines. And even that wasn't bad the whole time.

So why didn't it make it on TV? It's a half-hour live-action comedy without a laugh track. How many of those have EVER made it? (Apparantly people need to be told when it's funny.)


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