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Second Sight

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Second Sight

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG
performer:
Bronson Pinchot, John Larroquette, Bess Armstrong, John Schuck, Stuart Pankin
director:
Joel Zwick
distributor:
Warner Bros.
author:
74655, 79658
genre:
Comedy

We gave it a C-

Was somebody hoping that comedies about psychics would be the next big thing? That’s the conclusion one draws after five minutes of this attempted Abbott and Costello pastiche. Here TV stars John Larroquette (Night Court) and Bronson Pinchot (Perfect Strangers), in the Bud and Lou roles, are principals in a psychic detective agency investigating the kidnapping of a Boston bishop.

As you may already have guessed, Second Sight‘s wit is not exactly on a par with dinner conversation by Noel Coward. Still, the actors do what they can with the threadbare material (with the notable exception of Stuart Pankin, who, as usual, performs with all the surefooted comic timing of a minor celebrity guest on Love Boat) and manage to squeeze out a few laughs. The tape has been docked a grade for the awful version of the Lovin’ Spoonful’s ”Do You Believe in Magic” that plays under the main titles. C-

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