Jumpin' Jack Flash is a 1986 American comedy film starring Whoopi Goldberg. The film was directed by Penny Marshall in her theatrical film directorial debut; the soundtrack includes two versions of the song "Jumpin' Jack Flash": the original by the Rolling Stones, a remake by Aretha Franklin heard over the end credits. Franklin's version was released as a single. Terry Doolittle is a computer operator at a Manhattan bank. Though a good employee, well-liked by her co-workers, she is chastised by her no-nonsense, imperious boss, James Page, who has little patience for Terry's unorthodox work ethics. One evening as the rest of he co-workers are saying goodbye to their friend, going on maternity leave, Terry receives the message "Knock, Knock" on her screen and is contacted by a man calling himself Jumping Jack Flash, a British Intelligence agent in Eastern Europe, being pursued by the KGB. Terry solves his riddles and determines his password is B-flat, the key in which "Jumpin' Jack Flash" is written.
Jack sends her to the British Consulate to deliver a coded message to its Department C. Terry delivers the message to a man named Jeremy Talbot, who seems puzzled by her message and claims there is no Department C; the next night, Terry tells Jack of her encounter with Talbot and he is understandably concerned about the outcome. He asks her to go to his New York apartment to retrieve a frying pan, containing his CIA contacts, who will supply an exit strategy. Meanwhile, Marty Phillips joins the staff at the bank as Jackie's replacement. A computer technician comes to repair her terminal, but when Terry questions his identity, he vanishes. After arriving at Jack's apartment and retrieving the frying pan, she notices that someone had entered and taken her picture, which it pinned to the front door. Shaken, she runs back outside to her taxi, she flees. Terry is unable to reach the first of four contacts on the frying pan, Peter Caen, but does reach Mark Van Meter, who meets her by the East River.
He is stunned to learn of that Terry is a civilian. As they continue to talk, Van Meter notices someone coming up behind them, he pushes Terry into the river, just before he is shot dead. Terry attends Van Meter's funeral, where she meets Jack's second contact Archer Lincoln, as well as Liz Carlson, wife of third contact Harry Carlson. Lincoln dismisses Terry. After talking with Jack that evening, Jack deduces Harry is dead asks Terry to break into the Consulate's computer. Terry gets the idea to use the Queen's Anniversary Ball being held there as a cover and goes there disguised as a singer. Conning her way in, she runs into Liz, who runs interference for her when Talbot intercepts her and manages to reach the computer room and secure a contact for Jack, but the next night, while Terry is sending it, Talbot deactivates the computer link before Jack receives his contact's name. Terry goes to Liz's home to talk to her, only to discover she and her children are gone and the house is empty and deserted.
She hurries out, but is cornered by a strange man and ushered to a nearby limousine where Archer Lincoln is waiting for her. Inside the car, Lincoln confirms Harry Carlson's death and tells Terry that Liz and her children have been moved from their homes and given new identities for their own safety, he warns her to break off contact with Jack to save her life. The following morning, Terry decides to try and contact Lady Sarah Billings, an old flame of Jack's and obtain a contact from Jack from her. While calling around for information from a nearby phone booth, Terry is abducted and dragged through the streets of Manhattan by a tow truck while still inside, she manages to escape only to be confronted by the technician from the previous nights and injected with truth serum. He manages to get a partial confession from her, but she traps him by pinning his arm inside of his car window and sending it into traffic. In a haze, she makes an impassioned plea for her help. Sarah tells Terry. A disgusted Terry leaves.
Sarah visits Terry at home, having had a change of heart, gives her a contact, retrieved from her husband – the Consul General. After transmitting the exit plan to Jack, Terry is captured by the KGB and learns that Talbot is a mole, who deceptively provided the contact for Jack, in reality a deadly trap. Terry flees to the bank to contact Jack. Talbot and his KGB henchmen are there, masquerading as British bankers. Talbot orders her to tell Jack that nothing is wrong, but she tricks Talbot into sitting in an unstable chair fights him to reach her computer. Though one of Talbot's henchmen opens fire on the office, Terry continues typing a warning to Jack; when Carl, Talbot's other henchman, moves to kill her, he is shot by Marty. Terry bites Talbot's groin to free herself sends the warning to Jack. Marty reveals that he is Peter Caen, the CIA contact on the frying pan sends Jack a safe exit strategy. Terry waits at the restaurant where she and Jack plan to meet, but is despondent by the time Peter arrives, at closing, to say Jack was called away.
The next morning, Terry's co-workers are excited that Mr. Page is being promoted and Terry will be taking over his position. Terry receives a message on her terminal from Jack. Terry berates him, but when she slams her glasses down, Jack advises against it, Terry realizes he can see her, she sees Jack for the first time. He embraces her asks her to dinner, her co-workers
Branch End is part of the village of Stocksfield in Northumberland, England. It is situated at the junction of the A695 Main Road with New Ridley Road, it lies 1 mile east of Stocksfield Station, between Newcastle upon Tyne. Local services include a doctors' surgery, petrol station with associated shop and post office, two garages, a hairdresser, children's play area and Quaker meeting house. There is a half hourly bus service to Hexham and Newcastle with Go North East "Tyne Valley 10". Branch End is in the parish of Stocksfield and the parliamentary constituency of Hexham