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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 ...
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Jaime Alba ...
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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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Release Date:

9 August 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Les aventuriers de la 4e dimension  »

Box Office

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$4,122,748 (USA) (23 August 1985)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When the guys see the gladiator, he ells them "Morituri te salutamus" which is a Latin phrase meaning "Those who are about to die salute thee." 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

Bob Roberts: [after testing the gizmo with a metal detector, which goes haywire and shorts out] It's not real. I mean... it's some sort of, it's some sort of power plant. My machine's gotta be broken.
Ellie Sawyer: Bob, why would your machine be broken?
Bob Roberts: Because if it isn't broken Michael, this thing you found is older than earth!
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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 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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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.


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