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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
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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 ...
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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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 | Sci-Fi

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The Wiz Kid  »

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The movie was nominated for a Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actor for Willie Aames for his role in both this film and the same 1982 year's Paradise (1982) but he lost the Razzie to Sir Laurence Olivier for Inchon (1981). See more »

Goofs

When Barney is lifted by a bully in the park, in the side shot, he is leaning against a post, when it cuts to a front shot of hum, the post behind him is nowhere to be seen. See more »

Quotes

Jane Mitchell: Look, whatever happened last night, I faked every bit of it.
[Jane starts to walk off]
Peyton Nichols: Jane!
[She stops and looks back]
Peyton Nichols: That's why it was so good.
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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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Just for Fun
Music by Charles Fox
Lyrics by Stephen Geyer (as Steve Geyer)
Performed by Rick Derringer
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Funny, in a weird kinda way
21 November 2000 | by (Iowa City, IA) – See all my reviews

It's your basic 80's teen comedy. How can you identify this unique sub-genre? Look for a movie with a good brunette and an evil/bad girl blonde.

Scatman Crothers was probably embarrassed to list this on his resume, but Christopher Aames is actually kinda funny in a few spots: he does a decent Groucho impersonation near the end.

Baio and Schacter have some decent chemistry, and for some odd reason I really like the music. Other then that, it's pretty much a guilty pleasure.


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