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Two high school nerds attempt to create the perfect woman, but she turns out to be more than that.

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Two unpopular teenagers, Gary Wallace and Wyatt Donnelly, fail at all attempts to be accepted by their peers. Their desperation to be liked leads them to "create" a woman via their computer. Their living and breathing creation is a gorgeous woman, Lisa, whose purpose is to boost their confidence level by putting them into situations which require Gary and Wyatt to act like men. On their road to becoming accepted, they encounter many hilarious obstacles, which gives the movie an overall sense of silliness. Written by Jeff Ranous <uslwsjgr@ibmmail.com>

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It's all in the name of science. Weird Science. See more »


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2 August 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ciencia loca  »

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$16,300,000 (USA)
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In the opening scene in Wyatt's bedroom, there is a poster on the wall of Y&T's In Rock We Trust release from 1984. John Hughes was a Y&T fan. See more »

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When Wyatt and Gary are inputting information on the computer to create Lisa, Wyatt's shirt goes from buttoned to unbuttoned (or open) in the following shots. See more »

Quotes

Lisa: So, what would you little maniacs like to do first?
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DON'T WORRY BABY
Performed by Los Lobos
Courtesy of Slash Records / Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Longevity - still funny today. John Hughes is masterful.
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For anyone who spent their pre/early teens in the late '80s, this film made a huge impact. Its fantastical theme was still somewhat believable at that age, while the sexual energy was beginning to steam ahead full throttle. Another triumph for the great John Hughes, and a high point for Anthony Michael Hall.


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