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Weird Science (1985)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Fantasy, Romance  |  2 August 1985 (USA)
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Reviews: 127 user | 52 critic | 8 from Metacritic.com

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)
Britt Leach ...
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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It's all in the name of science. Weird Science. See more »


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Release Date:

2 August 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ciencia loca  »

Box Office


$7,500,000 (estimated)


$16,300,000 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Vernon Wells, who plays the Lord General (lead biker) reprises nearly the same character he played in 1981's Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981). He essentially wears the same makeup, mohawk, mesh tank top, and lots of studded leather. See more »


When Lisa first steps through the bedroom door after the boys create her, she's making a sultry pout. In the next shot she's smiling broadly. See more »


Garry: That's not a bad idea.
Wyatt: What?
Garry: 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]
Garry: 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]
Garry: No, I'm not talking about digging up dead girls, Wyatt. I'm talking about your system, idiot, your computer!
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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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