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Rated
PG
Runtime 108 min
Ratings
73% critics Rotten Tomatoes
83% audience Rotten Tomatoes
Age 13+ Common Sense Media
Genre Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Release 08/07/85
Actors Val Kilmer, Gabriel Jarret, Michelle Meyrink, William Atherton
Directors Martha Coolidge
Mitch Taylor is one of the youngest students ever accepted to a university known for its programs for geniuses. He partners up with his roommate, science club legend Chris Knight, on a project to develop a high-powered laser. Together with their hyperkinetic friends, they employ their intellects in the pursuit of bigger blasts, practical jokes, and a deeper understanding of what real genius means. When they find out that their professor intends to turn their work over to the military for use as a weapon, they decide to get even.
Genre Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Release 08/07/85
Actors Val Kilmer, Gabriel Jarret, Michelle Meyrink, William Atherton
Directors Martha Coolidge
Mitch Taylor is one of the youngest students ever accepted to a university known for its programs for geniuses. He partners up with his roommate, science club legend Chris Knight, on a project to develop a high-powered laser. Together with their hyperkinetic friends, they employ their intellects in the pursuit of bigger blasts, practical jokes, and a deeper understanding of what real genius means. When they find out that their professor intends to turn their work over to the military for use as a weapon, they decide to get even.