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 ...
Jock #3
Robert Beer ...
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Storyline

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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We must not destroy the world. See more »


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9 August 1985 (USA)  »

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Mi proyecto científico  »

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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

When Micheal and Ellie are talking in the GTO, the passenger side window is up except for camera shots from that side of the car. When Ellie opens the door to leave, the window is down. In the next cut, as she walks away from the car, the window is up. See more »

Quotes

Harlan: Caps to the dynamite, dynamite to the legs, got it?
Ellie Sawyer: Caps to the dynamite, dynamite to the legs, got it.
Harlan: Latello?
Latello: Caps to the legs, legs to the dynamite.
Harlan: Come on!
Latello: Hey, good thing I watch TV, huh?
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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 The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Hit and Run
Words and Music by Jeff Gordon / Bob Held / Bill Heller
Performed by David Johansen
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Good mid 80's flick.
27 August 2000 | by (Syracuse, NY USA) – See all my reviews

This was an OK movie. John Stockwell and Fisher Stevens were a good team. Latello's (Stevens) wise-cracks are what made this movie enjoyable for me! The story is slow at times, but the action picks up and so does the movie. I recommend this for a Saturday afternoon when you have nothing to watch.

All in all, a enjoyable film.


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