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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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Cast

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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Language:

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 »

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Heat Vision: My friend Jack says the universe is infinite. He says you can travel forever and never reach the edge. I say the edge is where you find it.
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Spoofs Knight Rider (1982) See more »

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Come with Me
(uncredited)
Written by Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Bonham, Sean 'Diddy' Combs and Mark Curry
Performed by Sean 'Diddy' Combs with Jimmy Page
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Spotted another spoof in there too!
25 December 2005 | by darrell-19See all my reviews

Hey, I noticed everyone spotted the spoof of Knight Rider, but did anyone pick up on this - the plot line about getting super powers from the sun after coming close to it in space is lifted straight from another doomed pilot show 'Northstar' - in which a NASA astronaut got hit in the face by a solar flare and then got super powers every time he looked at the sun! The original show I'm talking about was pretty bad... I remember the guy being shown a model of himself to explain what would happen if he stared at the sun for too long... and the model's brain caught fire... Oh, it was quite shocking. Check it out, trivia fans.


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