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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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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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If you can't get a date, make one! See more »


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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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According to a recent interview on Howard Stern, Robert Downey Jr. cleared up the rumors that he deficated in Kelly LeBrocks trailer. He stated that he and his costar who played Max joked about deficating in people's trailers throughout the shoot. They eventually did it in one the female castmembers trailers however it was not LeBrocks. The director questioned everyone in the cast as to who did it and when he got to Downey he replied "no, but I sure wish it was me who did it". He also stated there was never any tension between him and John Hughes and he highly respected his friendship. See more »

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OH, PRETTY WOMAN
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Really Good
23 December 2003 | by See all my reviews

One of the best fantasy/sci-fi movies ever. Also a good 80's flick. A lot of very funny jokes and laughs. Anthony Michael Hall and Ilan Mitchell-Smith do a good job playing nerds and are hilarious. Kelly LeBrock as the cyber girl Lisa, is hot. A feel good 80's movies written by the master John Hughes. A must see. They wouldn't be able to make a movies like this these days. I love the 80's.


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