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My Science Project (1985)

A high school student and his friend find a strange, orb-like piece of equipment to use as a science project, but must stop it when it begins to threaten mankind.

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Cast

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Michael Harlan
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Ellie Sawyer
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Vince Latello
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Sherman
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Detective Isadore Nulty
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Lew Harlan
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Dolores
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Bob Roberts
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Irene
Beau Dremann ...
Matusky
Pat Simmons ...
Crystal
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Jock #1
Vincent Barbour ...
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Jaime Alba ...
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Robert Beer ...
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Michael and Ellie break into a military junkyard to find a science project for Michael's class, and discover a strange glowing orb which absorbs electricity. When the orb begins to blend past, present, and future, its up to Michael and Ellie to stop the orb and save mankind. Written by Michael Silva <silvamd@cleo.bc.edu>

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The funniest sci-fi movie of the summer. See more »


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9 August 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Les aventuriers de la 4e dimension  »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When science teacher Bob Roberts (Dennis Hopper) returns from the 1960s, he's wearing the same costume that Hopper wore when he played Billy in Easy Rider (1969). See more »

Goofs

The wiping of the cream/flour from the windshield is inconsistent with the wiper blades (overlap error). See more »

Quotes

Vince Latello: [smiling and waving to the camera with shades on while taking his mugshot] Hi, mom!
Policewoman: You dirty little cockroach...
Vince Latello: Why what's the matter, I got boogers?
[finger up his nose]
Policewoman: [in his face] Kid, why do you wear your sunglasses at night?
Vince Latello: Because when you're COOL... the sun shines on you twenty-four hours a DAY!
Policewoman: [rips off his shades] Oh, yeah?
[stiff-arms him against the wall and walks away]
Vince Latello: Chill out, Butch... and get a shave.
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits are shown over still-photos from the film. A couple of the photos are from scenes not included in the film, or alternate takes of scenes used in the film. Also, three brief scenes filmed for the movie but not included in the final cut are shown. The credits end with Vince Latello's smiling mugshot from the film. See more »

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References Star Trek (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

The Warrior
Written by Holly Knight (as H. Knight) and Nick Gilder (as N. Gilder)
© 1984 Makiki Publishing Co., Ltd. ASCAP and Red Admiral Music, Inc.
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Classic 80's Sci-Fi
25 September 2003 | by (Northridge, California) – See all my reviews

Man I've been watching My Science Project since way back when I was a kid. It was better then but the only thing that has really dated it is the special effects. The story is still good, Fisher Stevens is still funny, and Dennis Hopper is still far out man! I'm not saying that this movie is better than Star Wars or anything but it's a pretty good example of cheesy 80's Sci-Fi. The trick to watching My Science Project or indeed, any movie from the 80's, is to not take it seriously. Turn off the white hot critic's eye and just enjoy this movie for what it is. It's a great movie. Bottom Line: I can't think of many 80's movies in this genre that are this film's equal, except for maybe The Last Starfighter. If you can let me know.


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