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Weird Science (1985)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi | 2 August 1985 (USA)
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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2 August 1985 (USA)  »

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$7,500,000 (estimated)

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$16,300,000 (USA)
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Shermer, the fictional town in which many of John Hughes' movies are set, is actually the name of a street that runs through several of the communities that Hughes used as backdrops in his films. See more »

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Although the movie takes place in the fictional town of Shermer, Illinois, the police car that chases Gary and Deb is clearly an LAPD interceptor. However, the rear facing yellow lights should flash on a LAPD car. The ones shown burn solid. See more »

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[Gary and Wyatt are about to go out with Lisa and they both are wearing dorky suits and hairstyles]
Wyatt: What are we going to do with her?
Gary Wallace: Look, we'll just go with the situation okay? And I'm sure by Sunday you'll think of something. You're a very bright guy. I have a lot of faith in you okay?
Wyatt: I'm just being practical.
Gary Wallace: I know you are and I apperciate it.
Wyatt: But what are we going to do about this mess?
Gary Wallace: Wyatt you have plenty of time to clean up tommorrow okay?
Wyatt: Ok but don't get any B.O. on Chet's suit, or ...
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Do Not Disturb (Knock Knock)
Performed by The Broken Homes
Produced by Michael Frondelli with The Broken Homes
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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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