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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ian (as Robert Downey)
Barbara Lang ...
Ivor Barry ...
Ann Coyle ...
Carmen Donnelly (as Anne Bernadette Coyle)
Suzy J. Kellems ...


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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Comedy | Romance | Sci-Fi


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Release Date:

2 August 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ciencia loca  »


Box Office


$7,500,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Wyatt has a poster on the wall of his bedroom with the slogan, "The Wave of the Future", from a promotional campaign for a company called VM Software. The picture is based on "The Great Wave off Kanagawa", a wood-block print by the Japanese artist Hokusai (1760-1849). See more »


Ilan Mitchell-Smith (Wyatt) clearly looks like he's about to start laughing almost every time Bill Paxton (Chet) looks directly at him. See more »


Gary Wallace: That's not a bad idea.
Wyatt: What?
Gary Wallace: Making a girl. Actually making a girl. Like Frankenstein... except cuter.
Wyatt: [stands up] You're serious?
[Gary grabs Wyatt by the collar and pulls him towards him]
Gary Wallace: Look me in the eye. Do I look serious?
Wyatt: Gary Wallace, that's-that's gross! That's sick! I am not digging up dead girls!
[Gary puts his hand over Wyatt's mouth and sits him down on the bed]
Gary Wallace: No, I'm not talking about digging up dead girls, Wyatt. I'm talking about your system, idiot, your computer!
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17 April 2002 | by 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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