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
Who ELSE can turn lasers into light shows, aircraft into armchairs, and high-tech into hijinks?
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Did You Know?
The math professor portrayed in the movie is played by Dr. Martin Gundersen, who is actually a physics professor at the University of Southern California. See more
When the front door of Jerry's house is burst open from the popcorn joke, popcorn is already visible on the porch next to the door. In this scene, new popcorn falls into the exact same position (indicating previous takes). See more
[Chris is holding a lab beaker with pink liquid in it
Here Mitch, taste this. Go on, you won't hurt my feelings, just try it. What do you think, too sweet?
What is it?
I don't know, I found it in one of the labs.
[Mitch starts to induce vomiting
Relax, it's just yogurt.
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