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)
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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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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 Whiz Kid  »

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Trivia

Actresses Demi Moore and Helen Slater auditioned for the role of Bernadette which was in the end cast with actress Felice Schachter. See more »

Goofs

Sheldon's voice does not match his lips during the first wide shot at the fraternity gambling party. See more »

Quotes

Dexter Jones: [stoned and dreaming] Mr. Einstein! I'm feeling strange. Someone's putting some shit on my mind.
Albert Einstein: Sounds like too many chili dogs, Dex. Have to learn to relax!
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Crazy Credits

Reportedly, Avco Embassy president Blossom Kahn was named an executive producer on the picture, but instead received an Executive in Charge of Production credit for the Embassy production house. See more »

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References Times Square (1980) See more »

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Got to Believe in Magic
Music by Charles Fox
Lyrics by Stephen Geyer (as Steve Geyer)
Performed by David Pomeranz
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Great teensploitation ... this is a classic :)

If you're an 80's teen movie fan, this parody of Carrie is definitely worth a look. So what if Scott Baio can't act? It's a one gag picture, but it has its moments.


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