A high school science nerd gains telekinetic powers after a laboratory accident and uses them for revenge upon bullies.
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Cast

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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)
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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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Storyline

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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The Wiz Kid  »

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Following the box office success of Porky's (1981), parts of the film were refilmed to increase the amount of nudity and to intentionally earn an R-rating. 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

Rose Burnhart: But there was marijuana there! I saw it!
Walter J. Coolidge: I think you smoked it, Miss Bernhardt.
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A double was used for Miss Thomas in her nude scene and in the photograph. See more »

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References The Seven Year Itch (1955) See more »

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Updike's Theme
Written by Robert Incorvaia (uncredited) and Joe Esposito (uncredited)
Performed by Robert Incorvaia and Joe Esposito
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Funny, in a weird kinda way
21 November 2000 | by (Iowa City, IA) – See all my reviews

It's your basic 80's teen comedy. How can you identify this unique sub-genre? Look for a movie with a good brunette and an evil/bad girl blonde.

Scatman Crothers was probably embarrassed to list this on his resume, but Christopher Aames is actually kinda funny in a few spots: he does a decent Groucho impersonation near the end.

Baio and Schacter have some decent chemistry, and for some odd reason I really like the music. Other then that, it's pretty much a guilty pleasure.


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