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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Bernadette
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Dexter Jones
Roger Bowen ...
Mr. Springboro
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Mrs. Springboro (as Marya Small)
Greg Bradford ...
Robert Wolcott
Hilary Beane ...
Corrine Updike
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Rose Burnhart
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Hardy Keith ...
Roscoe Brown
Curt Ayers ...
Art
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Gary Cooter
Jennifer Chaplin ...
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 comedy that won't let you down! See more »

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Comedy | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

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3 September 1982 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The only original cast member from this movie to return in this film's sequel Zapped Again! (1990) made and released about eight years later was actress Sue Ane Langdon. See more »

Goofs

The blond-haired member of the Penguin baseball team was seen in the Prom sequence wearing a suit and tie ensemble. Later when Barney used his telekinetic powers to rip his pants off, revealing his Rolling Stones red bikini briefs, he is now wearing a tuxedo. See more »

Quotes

Robert Wolcott: Ready buddy?
Peyton Nichols: Ready Freddie!
Robert Wolcott: Don't you ever call me that. Call me that again, and I'll kill you!
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Crazy Credits

A double was used for Miss Thomas in her nude scene and in the photograph. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Frank McKlusky, C.I. (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Ready or Not
Music by Charles Fox
Lyrics by Stephen Geyer (as Steve Geyer)
Performed by Plain Jane
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Best Baio Film Ever
8 December 2004 | by (Columbus, Ohio) – See all my reviews

I believe I'm one of the few people who are huge fans of this movie. It's not a great movie but it excels in it's 1980's cheesy-ness. Forget John Hughes and St. Elmo's Fire, if you are looking for the quintessential teen movie, it's Zapped. Scott Baio gets hit on the head and gets telekenisis powers, Willie Ames is with him as always, Scatman Crothers gets high and rides a bike through a field, girls shirts rip off. I have devoted my life to make sure as many people see this movie as possible. And the song they play at the prom, "Got To Believe In Magic" by David Pomeranz. It's beautiful, I've used it in video projects and a play I directed. It's a horrible movie but it's not in the so bad it's good category. It's a movie I can watch repeatedly and enjoy even though it is pretty bad. Stay away from the sequel you will only get scorned.


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