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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 ...
Jock #2
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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Trivia

This was one of the films green-lit by Disney's then-new Touchstone division when Ron Miller was still head of the company, but released after Michael Eisner had taken his place. See more »

Goofs

The amount and coverage of the cream/flour on the GTO change throughout the movie. See more »

Quotes

Vince Latello: [Digging in the trunk of the police car] I'm comin', I'm comin'. But if I'm gonna get sucked into a time/space warp like Bob-o-rino...
[whips out a shotgun and cocks it]
Vince Latello: I'm goin' in there packin'!
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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 »

Connections

References Sudden Impact (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Fish Cheer and I-Feel-Like-I'm Fixin' to Die Rag
Written by Country Joe McDonald (as Joe McDonald)
Performed by Country Joe and the Fish (as Country Joe & The Fish)
© 1965 Alkatraz Korner Music BMI
Courtesy of Vanguard Recording Soc., Inc.
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Great, strange, quirky film
13 August 2002 | by (Tucson, AZ) – See all my reviews

Sadly, My Science Project was a very big risk that seems to transcend it's teen film genre. While people will cite better time-travel themed movies like Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure and Back o the Future, this one will certainly stand on its own due to the Twilight Zone quality of it. Great visuals, great idea, and the story didn't try to insult it's audience by making the story painfully obvious.

I especially liked Mike's character, a kind of good guy that was a diamond stuck in the pond scum. Unfortunately, his entire performance was stepped on by Fisher Steven's over the top performance. Dennis Hopper made a perfect cameo performance that really fit his bi-polar acting style.

While this film won't be considered one of the elite teen films of the 1980s like The Breakfast Club, Bill and Ted, River's Edge, Say Anything, Sixteen Candles and Ferris Bueller's Day Off, but it will fit comfortably with the silver medalists of that area, much like Can't Buy Me love, The Wraith and Three O'Clock High. A great film for teen movie aficionados.


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