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
Who ELSE can turn lasers into light shows, aircraft into armchairs, and high-tech into hijinks?
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Some movie posters for the film featured long text preambles that read: "MEET CHRIS KNIGHT, THE EINSTEIN OF THE '80's. When his professor steals his prize invention, he turns revenge into high comedy. When he gets mad, he doesn't get even . . . he gets creative. REAL GENIUS" and "MEET CHRIS KNIGHT, THE EINSTEIN OF THE '80's. He can turn lasers into light shows, armchairs into aircraft, and high tech into high jinks. But when his professor steals his prize invention, he turns revenge into high comedy. REAL GENIUS. When he gets mad, he doesn't get even . . . he gets creative". See more
In the end credits, the name of the Hewlett-Packard company is misspelled as "Hewlitt-Packard". See more
Our studies indicate the weapon is totally useless in warfare.
It's not intended for use in your kind of warfare, Roy. It's the perfect peacetime weapon. That's why it's secret.
So it's both immoral *and* unethical?
[they all laugh
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