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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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2 August 1985 (USA)  »

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Ciencia loca  »

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$16,300,000 (USA)
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John Hughes wrote this film in two days. See more »

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In Wyatt's bedroom, his Talking Heads poster is torn in the scene where Lisa is created. Later in the movie, the poster is intact, but then later it is torn again. See more »

Quotes

Garry: How's your stomach?
Wyatt: It's a little better.
Garry: [starts pacing] If you're going to float an air biscuit, let me know, okay?
Wyatt: [confused] Float a what?
Garry: [slightly annoyed] If you're gonna fart, if you're gonna squeeze cheese, let me know, okay? I'll hit the fan!
Wyatt: I'm sorry, Gary, it's just I suffer from pain and discomfort due to occasional stomach upset.
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TENDERNESS
By Roger Charlery, David Wakeling & Michael Billingham
Performed by General Public
Courtesy of I.R.S. Records / Virgin Records, Ltd.
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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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