Second Sight (1989)

4.31 h 24 min1989X-RayPG
Four-time Emmy Award-winner John Larroquette and Bronson Pinchot star as a private investigator and a super-psychic who operate a paranormal detective agency in this wild comedy.
Joel Zwick
John LarroquetteBronson PinchotBess Armstrong
English [CC]
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Stuart PankinJohn SchuckJames TolkanWilliam PrinceMichael LombardChristine EstabrookDominic Chianese
Mark Tarlov
PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
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4.5 out of 5 stars

1147 global ratings

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  2. 13% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 7% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 2% of reviews have 2 stars
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AshleyReviewed in the United States on June 29, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Not even worth watching on PLUTO or if it's on cable for free
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Ok so both leading actors are legends in their own way.

Dude from PERFECT STRANGERS And the older dude from NIGHT COURT...

Ok, nice corny late 80s early 90s comedy

Whewwwwww... From the horrible DO YOU BELIEVE IN MAGIC cover that plays the full done for the whole beginning credits.

It's like Ghostbusters, attempting to be smart.

What a waste of my freebie $2 credit
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Satisfied AL W.Reviewed in the United States on January 18, 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
A Fantastic Comedy
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A genuine comedy with a funny crowd. This is a comedic spin on the Private I (Eye). Even better is the way that the movie weaves this run-of-the-mill plot with a modern and silly Psychic-Medium towards solving crimes; a crime. Worth the time and money to watch it if you like a movie that is considered "old-school." Not like the present day mulit-million dollar budget ones on the fringe of art using the formula of sex, violence and sensational action stunts. This is not that kind. It's rather a real comedic version of private investigation. It is done with style. At a time when ART is sacrificed using bucks to draw in sensational-seeking audiences that drone through the pantheon of less-artistic (present-day) movies often centering on violence. Haven't we gone too far in that direction - well this movie takes one back to a happier period in our history. Artfully done. Touchee.
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KyLadybugReviewed in the United States on December 25, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Awesome childhood memories! Hilarious!!
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A scene from the movie using Bobby’s legs arms to change the channels on Tv .
When we were kids antennas were used to watch tv . We would each take turns to go up to the tv an hold the Antenna so we could watch a program. Being the youngest I always seemed to get stuck at tv in the craziest positions … lol
Great memories
This movie became mine and my two sisters favorite movie to watch. So glad we found it on Amazon!
ChipReviewed in the United States on September 14, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Paranormal Slapstick
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This is like the third time I've watched it, it's still funny. A psychic detective agency with Wills (John Larroduette) in charge, Bobby (Bronson Pinchot) as the powerful psychic and Preston Pickett Ph.D (Stuart Pankin) as the 'handler' if that's what you call it. My favorite phrase from the movie? "It's not harmful, but it's very rare"
RobReviewed in the United States on February 18, 2013
3.0 out of 5 stars
Guilty Pleasure
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This comedy isn't the best... but for some reason I still love it.
I can quite place my finger on it. Bronson Pinchot is a big part of it (in a character reminiscent of his role as Balki Bartokomous on "Perfect Strangers"), but there is more to it than that.
It really is a pleasant film, but it is also really silly.

I think I would have given it 4 stars if it was more kid friendly.
The humor lines up well for a family comedy, but there are too many sexual innuendos to really be comfortable watching it with small kids (it's kind of like Ghost Busters in that respect. You remember it as something you want to watch with your kids, but then it turns out it's got too many older themes to be a good kid movie).
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Jane EyreReviewed in the United States on September 13, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
Second Sight 1989
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Amusing, but not great. John Larroquette can be funny but I've never found the other guy, Bronson Pinchot, funny. But it's an entertaining film. Premise is a detective and a psychic work cases together. So not unfamiliar plot.
Brooke aka tink *Reviewed in the United States on May 23, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Totally hilarious took me back in time
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I have always loved this movie I think it's absolutely hilarious. I love the psychic dude with the long hair I wonder if he ever went on to do anything else. The whole movies really well done and funny. Great ending too. I'm not telling LOL
Peter_the_Gr8Reviewed in the United States on May 11, 2018
1.0 out of 5 stars
This film is garbage
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This movie is GARBAGE and I only bought it for How Did This Get Made research.
It is inappropriate and not funny but, if you want a snapshot of 80's Boston, it is shot on location and many of the sites in the film don't exist anymore. However, the South Street Diner near South Station is still there.
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