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
MEET CHRIS KNIGHT, THE EINSTEIN OF THE '80'S. He can turn the simple into the simply amazing, and now he turns revenge into high comedy.
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Did You Know?
In 2010, actor William Atherton
told "The A.V. Club" that the popcorn used in the final scenes was treated with a flame-retardant chemical and so the crew went to great lengths to guard it against being eaten by birds, which would have died from the contaminant. Atherton also said that even with a machine in the studio dedicated to doing nothing but popping the popcorn, it took three months to pop it all. See more
When Chris is excited about possibly figuring out the solution to the laser's power problem in the break room, he leans into the snack machine and jumps up and kicks the freezer door, knocking off the shelf bar. in the next shot the shelf bar is back in place. See more
Well, I guess it goes from God, to Jerry, to you... to the cleaners. Right, Kent?
Referenced in The Fisher King
The Walls Come Down
Written by Michael Been
Performed by The Call
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