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Whoopi was edgy back in the day, like Tom Hanks. Funny thriller
Jumpin' Jack Flash is a 1986 spy comedy film starring Whoopi Goldberg, Stephen Collins, Carol Kane, John Wood, Annie Potts, and Jonathan Pryce. The film was directed by Penny Marshall in her theatrical film directorial debut.
The film was one of the first to feature online communications as a key part of the plot.
The soundtrack includes two versions of the song "Jumpin' Jack Flash"; one by The Rolling Stones, and the other by Aretha Franklin.
Teresa "Terry" Doolittle (Whoopi Goldberg) transfers funds for the First National Bank in Manhattan, New York. She does not quite fit with the bank's corporate image, despite being a good employee and popular with her coworkers. However, she is often chastised by her no-nonsense boss James Page (Peter Michael Goetz).
Set against the backdrop of the pre-Glasnost Cold War, Terry is contacted by a man calling himself "Jumpin' Jack Flash" who turns out to be a British Intelligence agent in Eastern Europe that is being pursued by the KGB. After being...