Mitch is one of the youngest students ever accepted to a university known for its programs for geniuses. He's partnered up with his roommate, science club legend Chris Knight, on a project to develop a high-powered laser. Together with their hyper-kinetic friends, they employ their intellects in the pursuit of bigger blasts, practical jokes, and a deeper understanding of what real genius is. When their final, functional laser is stolen by their teacher for a military weapon, they decide to get even. Written by
When he gets mad, he doesn't get even... he gets creative.
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The film was inspired and based loosely on actual events at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California. See more
They speak of increasing laser output by "an order of magnitude" to 6 megawatts. While they are currently at 5 MW, the increase referred to an earlier model which was presumably operating at around .6 MW. See more
Well, I guess it goes from God, to Jerry, to you... to the cleaners. Right, Kent?
Referenced in The Fisher King
You're the Only Love
Performed by Paul Hyde
and the Payolas
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