The Man Who Wasn't There is a 1983 American 3-D comedy film directed by Bruce Malmuth, and starring Steve Guttenberg.
Sam Cooper (Guttenberg) is a government employee who, while en route to his wedding, accidentally takes possession of a top-secret invisibility potion, and finds himself engulfed in a mad chase as Russians and other bad guys try to get the substance.
This film features examples of:
- Bandaged Face: Part of Sam's attire after he becomes invisible.
- Blowing Smoke Rings: The invisible man does this.
- Dirty Communists: Russian agents are after the invisibility potion.
- Goofy Print Underwear: Sam has the standard "red hearts" underpants.
- Invisible Stomach, Visible Food: Averted. Sam at one point goes for a drink, but the liquid isn't seen.note
- Invisible Streaker: Cindy and Amanda Worth, as well as Sam himself.
- Little Black Dress: Amanda
- MacGuffin: The secret formula for invisibility is the motivating element in the story that is used to drive the plot.
- Ms. Fanservice: Cindy, played by the beautiful Lisa Langlois, has a couple of nude scenes.
- The Noun Who Verbed: The title..