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  • The stomach scene. Combined with Awesome Music when Tuck drops the minisub into the stadium-sized (for him) lake of acid. (But see also Fridge Horror.)
    Tuck: Congratulations, Jack. You just digested the bad guy.
    (Jack burps.)
    • Tuck even gets a Bond One-Liner in before he does it.
      "Okay, pal. Here's how I spell relief!"
    • Can we also acknowledge how awesome Tuck's pod is? It was programmed to navigate inside of a bunny rabbit, but it's systems adjusted itself to navigate the inside of a human body. And in this scene in particular, it's even more awesome because it manages to survive a full on nose-dive into a massive lake of acid and comes out with minimal acid damage.
  • Tuck psyching up Jack to escape from the refridgerated lorry
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    • "nam myoho renge kyo, nam myoho renge kyo, nam myoho renge kyo!"
    • Also Jack's escape from the truck, though funny, can be considered awesome in it's own right. He hangs on for dear life while facing several close calls from oncoming traffic before finally falling into Tuck's Mustang.
  • Tuck manipulates Jack's adrenal gland to psych him up to fight the Cowboy. High on adrenaline and Tuck's Rousing Speech, Jack kicks the door to the Cowboy's hotel room open and knocks him out with one punch!
  • Jack's transformation from spineless hydrochondriac to hero. In the end, he rejects his so-called girlfriend, and quits his retail job.
    Jack: Doc! I'm cured! Wendy, not a chance! And Mr. Wormwood, thank you — and I quit! (sprints over to Tuck's red convertible, hops in) JACK PUTTER TO THE RESCUE! (guns the motor, tosses away his bowtie and cackles)
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  • Ozzie Wexler manages to escape Vectorscope Labs with the syringe containing Tuck after Scrimshaw’s men storm in, outpace Mr. Igoe on a freaking kid’s bike, and inject Tuck into Jack before dying of a gunshot wound to the back. Badass Normal at it’s finest.
  • Meta: This film won the Academy Award for Special Effects in 1988-and it's the only film by Joe Dante to win an Oscar.

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