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Zapped! (1982)

A high school science nerd gains telekinetic powers after a laboratory accident and uses them for revenge upon bullies.
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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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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

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

Barney Springboro: You talkin' to me?
Bully #2: Yeah pal, he's talkin' to you.
Barney Springboro: Are you talkin' to me?
Jane Mitchell: He already said he was, Barney.
Barney Springboro: Well, you must be talkin' to me. I'm the only one here.
Peyton Nichols: Where am I, Barn?
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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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Soundtracks

Updike's Theme
Written by Robert Incorvaia (uncredited) and Joe Esposito (uncredited)
Performed by Robert Incorvaia and Joe Esposito
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exceptional film
3 October 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This highly under-rated film of the early 80's is not only a masterpiece but a film of immense cultural significance. One that really should be studied in any film course that is on offer at tertiary institutions around the world. It not only shows good versus evil it has such grand themes as science versus nature and a meditation on the religious right that is often over looked by the more carefree viewer.

These grand precepts joined with a killer soundtrack just reinforce this film as a piece of cinematic wizardry.

Furthermore the cast and the special effects contribute to these points and it is imperative that when one views this motion picture these underlying themes and points are taken on board to ensure a true appreciation of possibly the greatest film ever produced.

A must see!


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