Starring Dennis Quaid
as Lt. Tuck Pendleton,
Martin Short as Jack Putter, and Meg Ryan as Lydia
Maxwell, InnerSpace was released in
1987. The movie was inspired by a 1967 flick
called Fantastic Voyage. The movie was part
science fiction, part comedy, and part romance.
It received good reviews, did well at the theatre, and
even scored a couple of Academy Awards and an Oscar.
In the movie, Tuck volunteers for a
top-secret miniaturization experiment. The plan is
to shrink Tuck, along with a spaceship, and inject him
into a rabbit. After the shrinking, the lab is
attacked by a rival scientist, whose intention is to
steal the technology. In the fracas that ensued,
Tuck is injected into the body of Jack Putter, a grocery
store clerk who happened to be in the wrong place at the
wrong time. Tuck quickly realizes he is not in a
rabbit, but instead in a human. He makes contact
with Jack and explains that he must get back to the lab
in a timely manner due to the oxygen levels on his ship.
During the raid on the lab, a critical
piece of technology, required to de-miniaturize Tuck,
was stolen. Tuck and Jack enlist the help of
Tuck's girlfriend, Lydia, to hatch a plan to get the
needed technology back from the criminals. The
plan is foiled, and Jack, Tuck, and Lydia are captured.
During their imprisonment, Jack and Lydia share a kiss,
and Tuck is transferred into Lydia's body. The
group is able to get the equipment, partially
miniaturize the bad guys, and eventually get Tuck back
to normal size, just before time ran out. The
movie ends with Tuck and Lydia getting married, and Jack
running after them after he finds out the
half-miniaturized baddies are stowaways.