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My Science Project (1985)

PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  9 August 1985 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »


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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 <>

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We must not destroy the world. See more »


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Release Date:

9 August 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mi proyecto científico  »

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According to CINEFANTASTIQUE Magazine, alien puppets were made for the opening sequence, but were scrapped. See more »


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


Sentry: Morituri te salutamos.
Latello: Yo, Sherman, what's he sayin'?
Sherman: He's going to kick our ass.
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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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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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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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