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
The false IDs used by Chris and Mitch to enter March AFB are shown as DD Form 2A - which is an identification card for military personnel (one of them is shown to have a pay grade of "O-1" - for the Air Force, that's a Second Lieutenant.
Chris tells the gate guard that "Someday you might be in the private sector, too" - but if they're covered as military officers, they're not "private sector" personnel
With a DD2A, they'd also have had an easier time getting through the gate in uniform, rather than in civvies. See more
The Crossbow Project. There's No Defense Like a Good Offense.
Referenced in The Holiday
You Took Advantage of Me
Performed by Carmen McRae
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