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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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)  »

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Trivia

One of a number of films which were part of a cycle of pictures involving ESP / telekinesis made during the late 1970s and early 1980s. The films include Carrie (1976), Patrick (1978), Zapped! (1982), Scanners (1981), Firestarter (1984), Modern Problems (1981) The Fury (1978), and The Medusa Touch (1978). See more »

Goofs

When Barney first discovers his ability in the lab, he lifts up a broken piece of glass by looking at it. The black wires used to lift it can be seen clearly when the close-up is occurring. Same thing goes for the dust pan except the wire is clear and it is seen when the wide shot is occurring. 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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Crazy Credits

Actor Robert Mandan's character is called "Walter Coolidge" during the movie but in the closing credits the character is named "Walter Johnson". See more »

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This Power of Ours
Written by Devin Payne (uncredited) and Tom Shapiro (uncredited)
Performed by Devinstated
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I Know It's A Bad Movie, But I Love To Watch It!
4 January 2001 | by (Illinois) – See all my reviews

I just bought a copy of Zapped for $5 and watched it for the first time in several years the other day. All the reviews you will read for the movie here sum it up. It's a bad story, with bad actors, with bad acting, with bad special effects and I enjoy it every time I watch it. I don't know why because I've never liked Scott Baio or Willie Aames in anything else they did, but they click here. I also think Felice Schacter was a cutie in the picture. I always make the comparison to WKRP in Cincinnati when I watch this picture. Felice is Bailey Quarters and Heather Thomas is Loni Anderson's Jennifer (and I preferred Bailey by far). I always got a kick out of Scatman Crothers and he has some great lines in this movie as does LaWanda Page (from Sanford and Son fame). And don't forget the movie industry's biggest geek, Eddie Deezen, who makes an appearance.

As another reviewer put it, watching Zapped is a guilty pleasure. if that's the case, I probably belong on Death Row! If you want to clear your mind of all thoughts and don't want to do it with chemicals, pop in Zapped and enjoy!


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