Second Sight (1989)

Second Sight (1989)

Taglines: He’s in the detective biz with a psychic wiz!

The story, which connects these wacky detectives with the College of Cardinals, is least appetizing when it introduces Bess Armstrong as a perky, lovestruck nun. There seems to be a car chase every 15 minutes. One of the film’s few interesting peculiarities is its pacing, since it demonstrates the same degree of artificial liveliness from beginning to end. Aside from the cheap blue-light special effects that are supposed to simulate an airplane’s passing through the Callahan Tunnel in Boston, there’s nothing in the last reel to distinguish it from the first.

Second Sight is a 1989 comedy film from Warner Bros., starring John Larroquette, Bronson Pinchot, Stuart Pankin and Bess Armstrong. In the film, a paranormal detective (Larroquette), a psychic (Pinchot) and a nun (Armstrong) search the streets of Boston, Massachusetts for a missing person who has allegedly been kidnapped.

Although scripted by Patricia Resnick (who previously co-wrote 9 to 5) and Oscar-winner Tom Schulman (for Dead Poets Society), the film was a critical and commercial failure; it garnered mostly-negative reviews, and earned only $5.3 million at the United States box office.

Second Sight Movie Poster (1989)

Second Sight (1989)

Directed by: Joel Zwick
Starring: John Larroquette, Bronson Pinchot, Bess Armstrong, Stuart Pankin, John Schuck, James Tolkan, Christine Estabrook, Suzanne Shepherd
Screenplay by: Tom Schulman, Patricia Resnick
Production Design by: James L. Schoppe
Cinematography by: Dana Christiaansen
Film Editing by: David Ray
Costume Design by: Cynthia Bales
Set Decoration by: Bryan Thetford
Art Direction by: Paul W. Gorfine
Music by: John Morris
Distributed by: Warner Bros. Pictures
Release Date: November 3, 1989