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My Science Project (1985)

PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  9 August 1985 (USA)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Harlan
Ellie Sawyer
Vince Latello
Detective Isadore Nulty
Lew Harlan
Bob Roberts
Beau Dremann ...
Pat Simmons ...
Jock #1
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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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Release Date:

9 August 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mi proyecto científico  »

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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 »


Vinnie is able to easily lift and carry a battery-block that appears to be the equivalent of 3 car batteries (obvious prop). See more »


Cop: Hey kid. Why do you wear sunglasses at night?
Vince Latello: Because when you're cool, the sun shine on you 24 hours a day.
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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 »


References The Twilight Zone (1959) See more »


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Words and Music by Bob Held / Bill Heller / Matthew Hill
Performed by The Tubes
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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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