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Zapped! (1982)

 -  Comedy | Sci-Fi  -  23 July 1982 (USA)
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A high school science nerd gains telekinetic powers after a laboratory accident and uses them for revenge upon bullies.

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Barney Springboro
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Peyton Nichols
Robert Mandan ...
Walter J. Coolidge
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Rose Burnhart
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Roscoe Brown
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Gary Cooter
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Melissa Granger
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Barney Springboro and Peyton Nichols are fun-loving high school students working on a science project with white mice. When one of the mice begins to move food toward itself with out touching it, Barney finds he has accidentally discovered a formula for telekinetic powers. Now, how much trouble can a high school kid who can move things with just his mind get into? Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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The movie ad received complaints from Los Angeles Times readers, not because of what the readers could see but because the illustrated boy characters could see up the skirt of the illustrated girl character. A modified movie ad was run in the Los Angeles Times with the illustrated girl's character's modesty protected by a lower skirt from the illustrated boy characters. See more »

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Paperboy: Barney bonehead.
Barney Springboro: Up yours.
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Got to Believe in Magic
Music by Charles Fox
Lyrics by Stephen Geyer (as Steve Geyer)
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exceptional film
3 October 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This highly under-rated film of the early 80's is not only a masterpiece but a film of immense cultural significance. One that really should be studied in any film course that is on offer at tertiary institutions around the world. It not only shows good versus evil it has such grand themes as science versus nature and a meditation on the religious right that is often over looked by the more carefree viewer.

These grand precepts joined with a killer soundtrack just reinforce this film as a piece of cinematic wizardry.

Furthermore the cast and the special effects contribute to these points and it is imperative that when one views this motion picture these underlying themes and points are taken on board to ensure a true appreciation of possibly the greatest film ever produced.

A must see!


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