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Weird Science (1985)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi | 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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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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The large Chet puppet was designed to be solely operated by Bill Paxton, but he became too claustrophobic in the suit, so dwarfs Kevin Thompson and Joe Gieb were crammed inside and puppeteered the creature in unison. See more »

Goofs

The POV shot where Gary points the revolver at the mutant's face, the gun is seen to be cocked.. the very next scene the gun is uncocked and Gary cocks it. See more »

Quotes

Henry: I'm not going to stand here and listen to this baloney.
Carmen: He won't, you know. He doesn't stand for baloney.
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Referenced in Happy Accidents (2000) See more »

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METHOD TO MY MADNESS
Performed by The Lords of the New Church (as Lords of the New Church)
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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