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Zapped! (1982)

 -  Comedy | Sci-Fi  -  23 July 1982 (USA)
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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
Felice Schachter ...
Bernadette
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Dexter Jones
Roger Bowen ...
Mr. Springboro
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Mrs. Springboro (as Marya Small)
Greg Bradford ...
Robert Wolcott
Hilary Beane ...
Corinne Updike
Sue Ane Langdon ...
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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According to the press kit, on the first take of the sweater popping scene, Heather Thomas was pulled to the ground. See more »

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Barney uses cheese as food for the mice, however it's a fact that constant amounts of cheese is actually bad for mice. See more »

Quotes

Robert Wolcott: Ready buddy?
Peyton Nichols: Ready Freddie!
Robert Wolcott: Don't you ever call me that. Call me that again, and I'll kill you!
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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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Spoofs Carrie (1976) See more »

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Shoot the Moon
Music by Charles Fox
Lyrics by Stephen Geyer (as Steve Geyer)
Performed by Plain Jane
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Scott Baio rules!
1 July 2003 | by (Little Rock, AR) – See all my reviews

And I ain't joshin'.

Why Scott Baio gets the proverbial shaft when great actors are discussed is beyond me. Here's a cat who has dated all the hottest tail and was the driving force behind what is arguably the edgiest, most acerbic teen flick ever in "Zapped!" ... yet he is often mentioned in the same breath with the two-headed Corey Monster (Haim and Feldman) and his frequent, far less dramatically astute compatriot, Mr. Willie Aames. Such degradation is tantamount to a travesty.

This movie is a cutting comedic triumph. Baio's character makes incisive observations about the empty rhetoric of adolescence, and challenges authority not only with his telekinetic powers, but alcohol, tobacco and sex. And let's examine the telekinesis closer -- is it just another one of those blessing-and-a-curse afflictions that finds the right guy or girl? Absolutely not. We're talking about a uniquely Zen ideal, a manifestation of a young man's private internal nirvana in the laboratory of the local high school. Beakers move, brooms sweep up debris, roulette wheels spin out of control, dad tosses liquid laxative all over himself uncontrollably ... this is a celluloid incarnation of unrivaled genius.

Alas, who am I kidding? This movie is stupid bad. And yet I still love it, dammit. So sue me.


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