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

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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)
Greg Bradford ...
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

The movie's grand finale prom sequence took five days to shoot. 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

Paperboy: Barney bonehead.
Barney Springboro: Up yours.
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Crazy Credits

A double was used for Miss Thomas in her nude scene and in the photograph. See more »

Connections

Followed by Zapped Again! (1990) See more »

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Ready or Not
Music by Charles Fox
Lyrics by Stephen Geyer (as Steve Geyer)
Performed by Plain Jane
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Awesome 80's movie
20 July 2005 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

It really brings me back to when I was growing up. The music, the acting it was all a lot of fun! Scott Baio was and still is a great actor. Appearing in Happy Days, Zapped and many more show, not to mention Charles in charge. I remember growing up, it was a part of my day. I guess I look apon those days with a fondness a more easy time. More about fun and less about serious issues. Everything today is Blood Gore and Violence, I liked the simpler films, the feel good movies once in a while. Zapped is exactly one of those films. Felice Schachter was another of those wholesome actresses that you loved to watch. Cute, Smart and funny. That real "girl next door" vibe. Willie Aames great to watch also, kinda like your buddy who knew how to get things done. I may not be a writer, but I know what I like. This is a very UNDERRATED film and deserves A lot more credit! Zapped RULES!


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