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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
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Crystal
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Vincent Barbour ...
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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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The funniest sci-fi movie of the summer. 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

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

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 »

Connections

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

The Warrior
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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My Science Project not a bad SciFi teen movie
22 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've seen this movie several times and actually enjoyed the movie. John Stockwell plays the lead roll of a 80's car crazy High Schooler who is fighting the clock to come up with a project for his science class or he will fail. So he breaks into in Air Force Bone yard base full of old aircraft and accidentally stumbles into a underground bunker where he finds some sort of alien drive device and here the fun begins. His side kick Vince played by Fisher Stevens (who is hilarious) girl friend Ellie played by Daniellie Von Zemeck and Librarian geek Sherman (Mr. Peabody's gofer?) played by Raphael Sbarge are all Drawn into a none stop adventure of time travel, police investigation and teenage problems. This is definitely a 80's special affects movie for sure but still brings the plot across enough to get by. Dennis Hopper as the 60's radical turned laughing gas sucking science teacher was enjoyable to watch if your a hopper fan. On a scale of 1-10 I give movie this an 8.


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