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Two hapless psychics unwittingly aid a criminal in his quest to obtain a mystic relic in this farcical adventure. Street smart beauty-school dropout Sylvia Pickel (Cyndi Lauper) navigates life with the counsel of a spirit named Louise, while genteel Nick Deezy (Jeff Goldblum) has the ability to "read" an object's past just by holding it. Harry Buscafusco (Peter Falk) is the treasure hunter who brings them together for a trip to Ecuador to find his missing son. Nick and Sylvia don't get on at first, their animosity only amplified by various slapstick escapades that find them posing as siblings and hobnobbing with monied jet-setters. Eventually, Buscafusco's missing-child premise turns out to be a ruse; his true intentions envelop Nick and Sylvia in serious peril just as they're beginning to let down their guard and fall for one another. The action climaxes in a special effects-laden jungle sequence. Vibes marked the screen debut of pop singer Cyndi Lauper, whose single "Hole in My Heart (All the Way to China)" graces the closing credits. Despite the poor box-office results of Vibes and the generally poor reviews for her performance, Lauper would go on to earn an Emmy award for a guest stint on TV's Mad About You and appear with Christopher Walken in the indie drama Christopher Walken. ~ Brian J. Dillard, Rovi

  • Release date:August 5, 1988

Cast

Cyndi Lauper
as Sylvia Pickel
Jeff Goldblum
as Nick Deezy
Peter Falk
as Harry Buscafusco
Julian Sands
as Dr.Harrison Steele
Googy Gress
as Ingo Swedlin
Michael Lerner
as Burt Wilder
Ramon Bieri
as Eli Diamond
Elizabeth Peña
as Consuela
Ronald G. Joseph
as Carl
Don Bexley
as Lou
Elvira Deval
as Nurse
Hercules Vilchez
as Juan
Jerry Vichi
as Baseball Man
Ray Stoddard
as Dr. Scott
Harvey J. Goldenberg
as Lyle
Tom Henschel
as Dr. Drake
Susan Bugg
as Dr. Silver
Rodney Kageyama
as Dr. Harmon
Van Dyke Parks
as Dr. Weiner
Joseph V. Perry
as Dave
Park Overall
as Jane
Max Perlich
as Busboy
John Kapelos
as Eugene
Bruce MacVittie
as Tony
Bill McCutcheon
as Mr. Van Der Meer
Steve Buscemi
as Fred
Jennifer Balgobin
as Gloria
Karen Akers
as Hillary
Fernando Verdugo
as Bellhop
Aharon Ipalé
as Alejandro De La Vivar
Robert Covarrubias
as Waiter
Darryl Henriques
as Ricardo
Elvira Deval
as Nurse
Darryl Henriques
as Ricardo
Max Perlich
as Busboy
Jerry Vichi
as Baseball Man
Karen Akers
as Hillary
John Kapelos
as Eugene
Joseph V. Perry
as Dave
Robert Covarrubias
as Waiter
Ray Stoddard
as Dr. Scott
Jennifer Balgobin
as Gloria
Park Overall
as Jane
Susan Bugg
as Dr. Silver
Aharon Ipalé
as Alejandro De La Vivar
Don Bexley
as Lou
Bill McCutcheon
as Mr. Van Der Meer
Fernando Verdugo
as Bellhop
Rodney Kageyama
as Dr. Harmon
Bruce MacVittie
as Tony
Harvey J. Goldenberg
as Lyle
Steve Buscemi
as Fred
Van Dyke Parks
as Dr. Weiner
Hercules Vilchez
as Juan
Tom Henschel
as Dr. Drake

Crew

Ken Kwapis
Director
Tony Ganz
Producer
Ron Howard
Producer
Deborah Blum
Producer
Brian Grazer
Producer
Deborah Blum
Screen Story
Deborah Blum
Screenwriter
Lowell Ganz
Screen Story
Lowell Ganz
Screenwriter
Babaloo Mandel
Screen Story
Babaloo Mandel
Screenwriter
John Bailey
Cinematographer
James Horner
Composer (Music Score)
Richard Orange
Songwriter
Osvaldo Barrios
Featured Music
Marcos Loya
Songwriter
Carol Littleton
Editor
Gregory Pickrell
Art Director
Ray Hartwick
Co-producer
Kate Long
Associate Producer
David Wolff
Associate Producer
Ron Howard
Executive Producer
David F. Klassen
Set Designer
Marisa Urruti
Costume Designer
John Boxer
Costume Designer
Ruth Myers
Costume Designer
Richard Bryce Goodman
Sound/Sound Designer
Richard Edlund
Special Effects
Jerry Leeds
First Assistant Director
Alan B. Curtiss
First Assistant Director
Sondra Lee
Consultant/advisor
Michael Raspa
Camera Operator
Charlie Brewer
Stunts
Joni Avery
Stunts
Debbie Lynn Ross
Stunts
Hank Baumert
Stunts
John Branagan
Stunts
Patrick Statham
Stunts
Rick Avery
Stunts
Andy Epper
Stunts
Miranda Garrison
Choreography
Jorge Gundin
Production Manager
Carrie Frazier
Casting
Shani Ginsberg
Casting
Raul Davalos
First Assistant Editor
Anne Rapp
Script Supervisor
Neil Krepela
Visual Effects Supervisor
Jim Henrikson
Music Editor
Amy Grgich
Casting Assistant
Cyndi Lauper
Musical Performer
Ed Stabile
First Assistant Editor
Joe Laune
Best Boy Electric
Ray Hartwick
Unit Production Manager
Lisa Dorney
Assistant Sound Editor
Bruce McBroom
Still Photographer
Tom Seidman
Second Assistant Director
Beth Bergeron
ADR Editor
Marilyn Matthews
Costume/Wardrobe
Betty DeStefano
Hair Styles
Lisa Churgin
Additional Editing
Christy Richmond
Assistant Sound Editor
Cindy Marty
Sound Editor
Regina Gruss
Publicist
Bobbe Kurtz
Supervising ADR Editor
Donah Bassett
Negative Cutter
Eric Schwab
Location Manager
Murray Miller
Location Manager
Donald Krafft
Leadman
Bruce Nalepinski
Unit Production Manager
Shelly Bartolini
Scenic Artist
Salvatore Carino
Production Assistant
Gil Valle
Best Boy Grip
Donald Thorin
First Assistant Camera
Dan Anglin
Transportation Coordinator
Michele Conliffe
Post Production Assistant
Shari Leibowitz
Production Coordinator
Doug Hemphill
Re-Recording Mixer
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