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
When he gets mad, he doesn't get even... he gets creative.
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Did You Know?
Director Martha Coolidge
said of this movie: "The audience has a kind of sixth sense, they know when they're being lied to. I was taken by the story from the start; I'm fascinated by science. But I knew that to make the comedy work - and the characters worth caring about - we had to do our homework". See more
Kent smudges the optic lens to sabotage it, but the smudge is different later in the movie. See more
A bit of advice...
Oh, uh, thank you...
Always... no, no... never... forget to check your references.
Uh... ok... thank you. I'd better be going.
[to his wife
I think the young people enjoy it when I "get down" verbally, don't you?
Standing in Line
Performed by The Textones
Courtesy of Gold Mountain / A&M Records See more