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
It's yet another in a long series of diversions in an attempt to avoid responsibility.
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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
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Our studies indicate the weapon is totally useless in warfare.
It's not intended for use in your kind of warfare, Roy. It's the perfect peacetime weapon. That's why it's secret.
So it's both immoral *and* unethical?
[they all laugh
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