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Weird Science (1985)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Fantasy, Romance  |  2 August 1985 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ian (as Robert Downey)
Britt Leach ...
Barbara Lang ...
Ivor Barry ...
Ann Coyle ...
Carmen Donnelly (as Anne Bernadette Coyle)
Suzy J. Kellems ...


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 <>

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Release Date:

2 August 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ciencia loca  »

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$16,300,000 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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In the scene where Bill Paxton is speaking to Kelly LeBrock while interrogating everyone over what had happened the previous night, in the background both Deb Synder and Anthony Michael Hall are both struggling to stay in character, but it is clear they are both laughing. John Hughes chose to use this take in the completed film. See more »


When the cherry ICEE is poured over Wyatt's and Gary's heads, there is way more ICEE than could be held in that cup. Indeed, after the cup is thrown down afterward it appears to still have quite a bit in it. See more »


Wyatt: [referring to Lisa] Do you think she'll understand?
[Gary puts his arm around Wyatt's shoulders]
Garry: I'm sure she will. I mean, I sure as hell wouldn't wanna date you.
[Wyatt grins]
Garry: You're not my type, you know.
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Performed by Wall of Voodoo
Produced by Richard Mazda
Courtesy of I.R.S. Records
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17 April 2002 | by (Winnipeg) – See all my reviews

God bless the 80's, and may they live on way after their time! This film captures the 80's geeks, preps, and class rivalry. It was a hard time to fit in, but a fun time, like most teenagers, I had these fantasies that this movie reflects on. I can not believe they got Wes from the Road Warrior to do a part. The scene where the computer animated women talks to Michael Halls parent is hilarious, but sick. The stuff going out of the chimney, the MX missile, and the kitchen turning blue is funny. Bill Paxion or chet is a classic wait and see what happens to him. Anyways rent it live it and be it! 8/10

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