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 "liquid nitrogen" coins have baffled viewers for many years, and are considered by many to be a goof. However the very first draft of the script shows that it wasn't an error. The thermos contains liquid nitrogen, which in turn contains a column of super-cooled CO2 (dry ice), which is what Chris uses in the vending machine. See more
Following the laser shot the side of Jerry's house should at the very least be scorched if not actively in flames, yet other than the broken window there is no visible damage. See more
Kent puts his name on his license plate.
My mom does the same thing to my underwear.
Your mom puts license plates in your underwear? How do you sit?
All She Wants to Do Is Dance
Written by Danny Kortchmar
Performed by Don Henley
Courtesy of Geffen Records
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