Mitch Taylor is one of the youngest students ever accepted to a university known for its programs for geniuses. He partners up with his roommate, science club legend Chris Knight, on a project to develop a high-powered laser. Together with their hyperkinetic friends, they employ their intellects in the pursuit of bigger blasts, practical jokes, and a deeper understanding of what real genius means. When they find out that their professor intends to turn their work over to the military for use as a 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?
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 laser that Knight finally gets to work supposedly works at
600 nanometers. Unfortunately, that would make it an orange laser, not a violet one as shown in the film (which would have a wavelength closer to 400 nanometers). See more
What's that smell?
[sniffs under armpit
Must be the dog, sir.
Yes sir, I know...
Well, get it away from me! I hate popcorn! I can't stand popcorn!
[Chris drops the bag of popcorn on the steps
Good. Now I know what to get you for your birthday.
Written by Chaz Jankel
, Ian Dury
and Norman Watt-Roy
Performed by Chaz Jankel
Courtesy of A&M Records See more