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Weird Science
- Anthony Michae Hall

Overview - Teenage geeks Gary (Anthony Michael Hall) and Wyatt (Ilan Mitchell-Smith) are sick of being ignored by girls, abused by cool guys, and forced to spend their weekend nights watching nerdy old sci-fi movies. Left alone for the weekend, they use Wyatt's computer to create Lisa (Kelly LeBrock), a stunningly beautiful woman with a body that stops traffic, a heart of gold, and a genius IQ.  Read more...

 
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Overview

Teenage geeks Gary (Anthony Michael Hall) and Wyatt (Ilan Mitchell-Smith) are sick of being ignored by girls, abused by cool guys, and forced to spend their weekend nights watching nerdy old sci-fi movies. Left alone for the weekend, they use Wyatt's computer to create Lisa (Kelly LeBrock), a stunningly beautiful woman with a body that stops traffic, a heart of gold, and a genius IQ. The boys embark on an adventure with their creation, going to bars, driving Ferraris, throwing a killer party, and keeping Wyatt's psychotic older brother, Chet (Bill Paxton), in check. But in the end, they learn that wearing cool clothes, hanging out with cool kids, and being popular might not solve all their problems. Written and directed by the king of teen flicks, John Hughes, this film was released after SIXTEEN CANDLES and in the same year as THE BREAKFAST CLUB. Like many of his films, Hughes's WEIRD SCIENCE is set in fictional Shermer, Illinois. A young Robert Downey (sans the "Jr.") appears as Ian, a cool kid who takes pleasure in tormenting Gary and Wyatt.

Cast List

John Hughes - American Director/Writer/Producer
Edmond Dantes - American Director/Writer/Producer
Anthony Michael Hall - American Actor
Suzanne Snyder - Actress/"Weird Science"
Robert Downey Jr. - American actor, CHAPLIN (1992), IRON MAN (2008)
Ilan Mitchell-Smith - Actor/"Weird Science"
Kelly Le Brock
Bill Paxton - American Actor

 
Details
    Blu-Ray Disc Format
  • Format: Blu-Ray
  • Run Time: 94
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 025195054331
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Rating: PG-13 (MPAA)
  • Release Date: February 2014

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Movies > Comedies

Related Keywords:
Buddies
Coming Of Age
Romance
Science-Fiction
Teenage
Theatrical Release
1980s

 
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Synopsis:
When two horny high school computer nerds start practicing pseudo-science in cyberspace, they succeed in creating a beautiful young woman. She's the answer to all their wet dreams. But now that they've got her, they barely know what to do with her.

Notes:
Theatrical release: December 1985. Filmed in Northbrook and Highland Park, IL. Like most of John Hughes's films, the story is set in Shermer, Illinois, a fictional suburb of Chicago. Anthony Michael Hall's character refers to having a girlfriend in Canada. His character in THE BREAKFAST CLUB makes a similar reference.

Reviews:
"...Hughes has become more sophisticated visually....[The] special effects are plentiful....Hughes' true gift is at capturing the naturalistic rhythms and interaction between the boys with a great ear for dialog..." - 08/07/1985 Variety


"...The film's greatest asset is Kelly LeBrock, who is triumphant....[She acts] with great warmth and a sharp sense of herself..." - 08/02/1985 Los Angeles Times, p.C

 
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