The tremendously entertaining and inventive Innerspace sees a cocky Navy pilot (Dennis Quaid) injected under the skin of a hypochondriac (Martin Short) after a top secret miniaturization project goes haywire.
While the plot might owe a debt to the 1966 sci-fi classic Fantastic Voyage, Joe Dante brings the proceedings a madcap energy that turns the film into a thrilling and comedic romp. In the midst of what feels like a live-action Looney Tunes cartoon, many of the cast members give the best performances of their careers. With Meg Ryan, Kevin McCarthy, Fiona Lewis, and a scene-stealing performance by Dante favorite Robert Picardo as "The Cowboy". (120 mins., 35mm)