MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,684 this week

My Science Project (1985)

5.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 3,274 users  
Reviews: 21 user | 14 critic

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 ... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

Venice Film Festival

See the latest from the 2014 Venice Film Festival


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 44 titles
created 15 Jun 2011
 
a list of 21 titles
created 08 Apr 2012
 
a list of 23 titles
created 21 Feb 2013
 
a list of 37 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 27 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: My Science Project (1985)

My Science Project (1985) on IMDb 5.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of My Science Project.

User Polls

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Sci-Fi | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

In the far future water is the most valuable substance. Two space pirates are captured, sold to a princess, and recruited to help her find her father who disappeared when he found ... See full summary »

Director: Stewart Raffill
Stars: Robert Urich, Mary Crosby, Michael D. Roberts
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

After an atomic war Phillip Hammer and Marlowe Chandler have spent 15 years on their own in an bunker, stuffed with junk from the 40s and old detective novels. Now, 19 years old, they leave... See full summary »

Director: Albert Pyun
Stars: John Stockwell, Michael Dudikoff, Michele Little
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A sarcastic humanoid duck is pulled from his homeworld to Earth where he must stop an alien invader.

Director: Willard Huyck
Stars: Lea Thompson, Jeffrey Jones, Tim Robbins
So Fine (1981)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

While trying to get his father out of a financial jam, a man comes up with an idea that turns into an unexpected overnight financial fashion success - the bottomless pants.

Director: Andrew Bergman
Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Jack Warden, Mariangela Melato
Freddy's Nightmares (1988–1990)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Freddy, the dream serial-killer, hosts this anthology of stories set in Springwood.

Stars: Robert Englund, Todd Allen, Sandahl Bergman
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Rebel without a cause or a clue at an elite but uptight High School discovers some of his classmates have formed an even more elite clique more or less hell-bent on ridding the school, and ... See full summary »

Director: Albert Pyun
Stars: John Stockwell, J. Eddie Peck, Carey Lowell
Innerspace (1987)
Adventure | Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A hapless store clerk must foil criminals to save the life of the man who, miniaturized in a secret experiment, was accidentally injected into him.

Director: Joe Dante
Stars: Dennis Quaid, Martin Short, Meg Ryan
Stark (TV Movie 1985)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Wichita policeman, Evan Stark, goes to Las Vegas in search of his missing sister, Laura. Her roommate, Ashley Winters, a casino dealer, helps him unravel the mystery of her disappearance.

Director: Rod Holcomb
Stars: Marilu Henner, Nicolas Surovy, Pat Corley
Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A group of Vietnam vets disturbs television programs from a B-29 airplane. They want to sabotage Mrs Westinghouse's political campaign who is running for the Senate in support of US ... See full summary »

Director: Maurice Phillips
Stars: Dennis Hopper, Michael J. Pollard, Eugene Lipinski
Comedy | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

When Bobby dies in a car accident he is not allowed to enter heaven but has to stay in one of the lower levels until he has worked enough as an guardian angel in order to deserve paradise. ... See full summary »

Director: Cary Medoway
Stars: Lewis Smith, Jason Gedrick, Jane Kaczmarek
Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A teen and his girlfriend make an atomic bomb with plutonium stolen from a scientist dating his mother.

Director: Marshall Brickman
Stars: John Lithgow, Christopher Collet, Richard Council
CBS Summer Playhouse (1987–1989)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Anthology television series that aired unsold television pilots during the summer.

Stars: Daphne Reid, Tim Reid, James Eckhouse
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Michael Harlan
...
Ellie Sawyer
...
Vince Latello
...
Sherman
...
Detective Isadore Nulty
...
Lew Harlan
...
Dolores
...
Bob Roberts
...
Irene
Beau Dremann ...
Matusky
Pat Simmons ...
Crystal
...
Jock #1
Vincent Barbour ...
Jock #2
Jaime Alba ...
Jock #3
Robert Beer ...
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

science | time travel | mutant | school | plato | See more »

Taglines:

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


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

9 August 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mi proyecto científico  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (video)

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In a scene where John Stockwell's character is under his car fixing it, Fisher Stevens says to him: "Ya know, I seen this movie where this haunted car flames guys out.", referring to John Carpenter's Christine (1983) in which Stockwell had a major role. See more »

Goofs

Richard Masur plays Police Detective Jack Nulty in the film, although he's listed as Detective Isadore Nulty in the closing credits. See more »

Quotes

Latello: My old man says, "Treat broads like dirt and they love ya."
Harlan: Oh, yeah? So where's your old lady?
Latello: My parents are divorced.
See more »

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 Kojak (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Hard to Believe
Words and Music by Bob Held / Bill Heller / Matthew Hill
Performed by The Tubes
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


19 of 21 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
What's with the oxygen? ashes-14
My story Deus_ex-Machina
A great 80's movie. mitchmitchell
airplane junkyard bbanzai88
Worth it iamdollheart
Movie playing on the tv when Michael comes home. kevinfromtx
Discuss My Science Project (1985) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?