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Film / The Invisible Woman (1983)

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This unsold Pilot Movie, broadcast over NBC in 1983, has the same basic premise as its 1940 namesake. It stars Bob Denver as a chemist whose lab chimp has created an invisibility formula, and Alexa Hamilton as the chemist's niece, Sandy Martinson, a struggling newspaper reporter who becomes an Invisible Streaker after she wipes up the spilled formula in his lab.

Sandy uses her invisibility to investigate a series of museum robberies, while her uncle seeks an antidote.

The supporting cast included Jonathan Banks, Harvey Korman and Art LaFleur. The movie was written by Sherwood Schwartz and directed by Alan J Levi.

Tropes in this film:

  • Body Paint: Invisible!Sandy applies it to her face and hands to give herself a visible form.
  • Brainy Brunette: Sandy isn't a scientific genius like her uncle, but she is still highly intelligent.
  • Car Chase Shoot Out: Between the museum robbers and the police, when the robbers force Sandy to drive their escape car.
  • Covered in Mud: This happens to Sandy late in the film, when she falls into a mud puddle. A Special Effect Failure preserves her modesty.
  • Ditzy Genius: Sandy's uncle, being a Gilligan expy and all.
  • Da Editor: Sandy's boss at the newspaper office.
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  • Invisible Streaker: As already mentioned, Sandy becomes this after she wipes up the spilled formula.
  • Phone Booth Changing Room: Sandy enters a phone booth in order to become invisible and sneak into the art museum. Her uncle has to stall for time with a Cassandra Truth.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Sandy is at least as tall as her uncle.
  • Sunglasses at Night: Sandy wears dark glasses until she finds a pair of brown contact lenses.