THE ULTIMATE CRIME FIGHTING TOOL.
When security guard John Brown (Matthew Broderick) is seriously injured, the authorities see their chance to turn him into a hi-tech crime fighter… This movie version of the entertaining TV cartoon (1983-1985) is noisy and unfunny; left with writing this boring, the filmmakers have unfortunately felt the need to pace their work in a hysterical way. Broderick plays the clumsy “cop” but the part calls for a comedian; Jim Carrey would have been ideal.
1999-U.S. 80 min. Color. Directed by David Kellogg. Cast: Matthew Broderick (John Brown/Gadget), Rupert Everett (Sanford Scolex/Claw), Joely Fisher (Brenda Bradford), Michelle Trachtenberg, Andy Dick, Cheri Oteri… Dabney Coleman. Voice of D.L. Hughley.
Trivia: Don Adams, who voiced Gadget on the TV show, provides the voice of Brain the dog in this movie. Followed by a made-for-DVD sequel, Inspector Gadget 2 (2003).