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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 ([[Performer~P98866~Cyndi Lauper~cyndilauper]]) navigates life with the counsel of a spirit named Louise, while genteel Nick Deezy ([[Performer~P27435~Jeff Goldblum~jeffgoldblum]]) has the ability to "read" an object's past just by holding it. Harry Buscafusco ([[Performer~P22575~Peter Falk~peterfalk]]) 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 [[Performer~P98866~Cyndi Lauper~cyndilauper]], 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, [[Performer~P98866~Lauper~cyndilauper]] would go on to earn an Emmy award for a guest stint on TV's Mad About You and appear with [[Performer~P74206~Christopher Walken~christopherwalken]] in the indie drama [[Feature~V188917~The Opportunists~theopportunists]]. ~ Brian J. Dillard, Rovi

  • Release date:August 5, 1988


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


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