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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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Carmen Donnelly (as Anne Bernadette Coyle)
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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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Release Date:

2 August 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ciencia loca  »

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$16,300,000 (USA)

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Did You Know?


Anthony Michael Hall makes a reference to a girlfriend from Canada. His character "Brian" from The Breakfast Club (1985) also makes a reference to an imaginary girlfriend from Canada. See more »


Gary and Wyatt are watching Frankenstein when they decide to create Lisa. However, the clip of Dr. Frankenstein (Colin Clive) saying, "She's alive!" comes from its sequel Bride of Frankenstein. See more »


[Gary and Wyatt are in the bathroom while Hilly and Deb are outside]
Hilly: What are you guys doing here?
Wyatt: [from inside the bathroom] Gary was just takin' a shit!
[Gary closes the door and slaps the grinning Wyatt hard across the face]
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Spoofed in Extreme Movie (2008) See more »


Performed by Los Lobos
Courtesy of Slash Records / Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Total fun!
1 January 2001 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

WEIRD SCIENCE was a great movie made in the mid 80s.The cast is pretty cool,it is fairly well acted,and its total fun! The film develops nicely from beginning nearly till the end,the last 15 minutes of the film are rather unnecessary.Although not the best 80s film out,it is a great imaginary film,with pretty cool SFX. Bill Paxton did an exceptionally well performance,i had total fun watching this movie,you will too!

7.5 out of 10

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