A high school science nerd gains telekinetic powers after a laboratory accident and uses them for revenge upon bullies.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Barney Springboro
Peyton Nichols
Robert Mandan ...
Walter J. Coolidge
Dexter Jones
Roger Bowen ...
Mr. Springboro
Mrs. Springboro (as Marya Small)
Robert Wolcott
Hilary Beane ...
Corrine Updike
Sue Ane Langdon ...
Rose Burnhart
Hardy Keith ...
Roscoe Brown
Curt Ayers ...
Gary Cooter
Jennifer Chaplin ...
Melissa Granger


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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3 September 1982 (USA)  »

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The Wiz Kid  »

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The only original cast member from this movie to return in this film's sequel Zapped Again! (1990) made and released about eight years later was actress Sue Ane Langdon. See more »


In the close-up of Jane's sweater just before it pops open, you can see that it is buttoned with the left side over the right. When it pops open the buttons stay on the material on the left side of the sweater and there are button holes on the right. The shirt wasn't actually buttoned. See more »


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 »


King and Queen of Hearts
Music by Charles Fox
Lyrics by Stephen Geyer (as Steve Geyer)
Performed by David Pomeranz
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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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