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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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An A+ comedy that makes the grade! See more »

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Comedy | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

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3 September 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Whiz Kid  »

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$16,897,768 (USA)
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Trivia

Bernadette (Felice Schachter) sports a Brown University sweatshirt because in real life actress Schachter was about to attend the college. See more »

Goofs

Robert Mandan's character is called "Walter Coolidge" in the film, but during the credits his character is called "Walter Johnson." See more »

Quotes

Peyton Nichols: So how does the world look through cracked glasses?
Bernadette: Cracked.
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Crazy Credits

A double was used for Miss Thomas in her nude scene and in the photograph. The closing credits declare that "a [body] double was used for Miss Thomas [Heather Thomas] in her nude scene and in the photograph" but the person who body doubled is not credited in the movie billings. See more »

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References The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) See more »

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Just for Fun
Music by Charles Fox
Lyrics by Stephen Geyer (as Steve Geyer)
Performed by Rick Derringer
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Awesome 80's Movie that leaves you feeling good!
25 March 1999 | by (Florida, USA) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie when it first came out, and just recently purchased it. It is a movie from the 80's that is just about fun and you don't have to worry about confronting any issues or tackling any controversial subjects. It is just a fun romp into a fantasy that we all probably had when we were in high school, to have some sort of "special power" that made us different from everyone else. I say if you just want to forget today's world just pop in this movie and relax for 1hr 38min!


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