Jumpin' Jack Flash on Hindsight is Horrifying

The 80s were great! Except for this movie. It’s Jumpin’ Jack Flash!

When you’re an undercover operative in a tough spot, who do you reach out to for help? James Bond? Ethan Hunt? Elon Musk? NOPE. In Penny Marshall’s directorial debut, it’s Whoopi Goldberg to the rescue for a British spy who just wants to get home.

Meet Terry Doolittle (Goldberg), professional smartass and computer genius, also known as a bank chat specialist. Terry stumbles into the world of espionage when English spy, code name Jumpin’ Jack Flash, reaches out to her with cryptic communications over her faulty bank computer. Jack puts Terry’s feeble feminine brain to the test with coded messages alluding to the Rolling Stones; Terry does some dancing, cracks the code, acquires a frying pan, and illicit undercover activities commence.

Jumpin’ Jack Flash is a Whoopi Goldberg vehicle that goes off road with ridiculous disguises, villainous treachery, & plenty of wise cracks. The British are coming, and Jim Belushi is armed with a tow truck and truth serum. But will Whoopi win the day and the middle-aged man? Smack your malfunctioning monitor and find out in this slapstick 80s romp.

Darth Jader
Darth Jader is a Pirate Queen. She is the co-hostess of the “Hindsight is Horrifying” podcast. She is also “funny, insightful, and sarcastic,” according to her boyfriend, who is currently under duress. You can take the Oxford Comma from her when you pry it from her cold, dead, and lifeless hands. She also speaks Spanish, unlike Ron Burgundy.