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Weird Science -- The Frankenstein legend takes an uproarious twist in this outrageous special effects-laden comedy from the writer-director of Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club. Critically acclaimed filmmaker John Hughes is at it again, giving nerdy computer whiz Ilan Mitchell-Smith and his best friend, Anthony Michael Hall, power to create the "perfect woman" (Kelly LeBrock). Like a computer-generated fairy godmother, the duo's out-of-this-world creation guides the pair through the pleasures and pitfalls of adolescence. With a rock beat supplied by many music superstars including Oingo Boingo, this far-out, sci-fi fable brings everyone's favorite teen fantasies to life through the miracle of Weird Science.
Weird Science -- Two nerdish boys attempt to create the perfect woman, but she turns out to be more than that.


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2 August 1985 (USA) See more »
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Two high school nerds attempt to create the perfect woman, but she turns out to be more than that. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Anthony Michael Hall ... Gary Wallace

Kelly LeBrock ... Lisa

Ilan Mitchell-Smith ... Wyatt Donnelly

Bill Paxton ... Chet Donnelly

Suzanne Snyder ... Deb

Judie Aronson ... Hilly

Robert Downey Jr. ... Ian (as Robert Downey)

Robert Rusler ... Max

Vernon Wells ... Lord General
Britt Leach ... Al Wallace
Barbara Lang ... Lucy Wallace

Michael Berryman ... Mutant Biker
Ivor Barry ... Henry Donnelly
Ann Coyle ... Carmen Donnelly (as Anne Bernadette Coyle)
Suzy J. Kellems ... Gymnast

John Kapelos ... Dino
Fred D. Scott ... Bar Patron
Vince Townsend Jr. ... Bar Patron (as Vince Monroe Townsend)
Chino 'Fats' Williams ... Bar Patron (as Chino Williams)
Jill Whitlow ... Perfume Salesgirl
Theodocia Goodrich ... Lingerie Saleswoman

Wallace Langham ... Art (as Wally Ward)
Johnny Timko ... The Weenies

Mikul Robins ... The Weenies
Darren Harris ... The Weenies

Renee Props ... The Weenies (as Babette Props)
Michael Cramer ... The Weenies
Todd Hoffman ... The Weenies

D'Mitch Davis ... Bartender

Mary Steelsmith ... Girl in Bathroom
Robin Frohman ... Girl in Bathroom
Alison Carole Lowe ... Girl in Upside Down Bathroom
Kym Malin ... Girl Playing Piano
Jennifer Balgobin ... Biker Girl
Jeff Jensen ... Metal Face
Prince Hughes ... Party Guest (as Prince A. Hughes)

Rick Le Fevour ... Policeman (as Rick LeFevor)
Rock A. Walker ... Policeman (as Rock Walker)

Joe Gieb ... Blob Operator

Kevin Thompson ... Blob Operator
Doug MacHugh ... Wyatt's Father

Pamela Gordon ... Wyatt's Mother
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Phillip Borsos ... Candy Bar Owner (uncredited)

Steve James ... Guy at Table (uncredited)
Joyce Mandel ... Woman in Bar (uncredited)
Robert Minkoff ... Bit (uncredited)

John Simone ... Pothead (uncredited)

Directed by
John Hughes 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
John Hughes  written by

Produced by
Joel Silver .... producer
Jane Vickerilla .... associate producer
Original Music by
Ira Newborn 
Cinematography by
Matthew F. Leonetti 
Film Editing by
Chris Lebenzon 
Scott K. Wallace  (as Scott Wallace)
Mark Warner 
Casting by
Jackie Burch 
Production Design by
John W. Corso 
Art Direction by
James Allen 
Set Decoration by
Jennifer Polito 
Costume Design by
Marilyn Vance 
Makeup Department
Sherry Caudle .... body makeup
Michael Germain .... makeup artist
Dagmar Loesch .... hair stylist
Craig Reardon .... special makeup creator
Production Management
Don Zepfel .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rob Corn .... second assistant director
Bennie E. Dobbins .... second unit director (as Bennie Dobbins)
Wendy Ikeguchi .... dga trainee
Deborah Love .... first assistant director
Deborah Rosen .... second assistant director: Chicago
Willie E. Simmons Jr. .... second second assistant director (as Willie Simmons)
Marvin Towns Jr. .... second assistant director: Chicago (as Marvin Towns)
Art Department
Jaymes Hinkle .... production scenic artist (as Jimmy J. Hinkle)
Jack M. Marino .... property master (as Jack Marino)
Nick Navarro .... set designer
Jeff Passanante .... construction coordinator
John Rozman .... lead man
Edmund Villa .... assistant property master (as Ed Villa)
Tom Jung .... poster designer (uncredited)
Peg McClellan .... illustrator (uncredited)
Sound Department
Greg Agalsoff .... boom operator
Randle Akerson .... sound editor
James R. Alexander .... production sound mixer (as James Alexander)
John H. Arrufat .... sound editor (as John Arrufat)
Joseph D. Blair .... sound re-recordist
James Bolt .... adr recordist (as Jim Bolt)
Destiny Borden .... assistant sound editor
Susan Dudeck .... sound editor
John P. Fasal .... synthesizer sound effects
Donald Flick .... sound editor
Stephen Hunter Flick .... supervising sound editor
Maggie Greenwald .... assistant sound editor
Ron Harris .... adr mixer (as Ronald R. Harris)
Roger Heman Jr. .... re-recording mixer (as Roger Heman)
Doug Hemphill .... special sound effects (as D.M. Hemphill)
Ellen Heuer .... foley artist
Hilda Hodges .... foley artist
Robert L. Hoyt .... re-recording mixer
Gary Ladinsky .... re-recording mixer
Vince Melandri .... adr editor
Paul E. Miller .... utility sound
Bob Newlan .... sound editor
Dan O'Connell .... foley artist (as Don O'Connell)
John Pospisil .... synthesizer sound effects
Steve Richardson .... foley editor
Gary D. Rogers .... foley recordist (as Gary Rogers)
Mark Server .... sound recordist
Charles Ewing Smith .... sound editor (as Chuck Smith)
John J. Stephens .... re-recording mixer
David E. Stone .... sound editor
Burton Weinstein .... sound editor
Gary Wright .... foley editor
Jeffrey Kaplan .... dubbing loader (uncredited)
Jeffrey Kaplan .... machine room operator (uncredited)
Special Effects by
David Blitstein .... special effects (as David M. Blitstein)
Doug Hubbard .... special effects
David P. Kelsey .... mechanical animation (as David Kelsey)
Jim Leonard .... creature crew
Roger Lifsey .... special effects
James D. McGeachy .... creature crew (as James McGeachy)
Henry Millar .... special effects
Mike Millar .... special effects
Nancy Nee .... creature crew
Rick Thompson .... special effects (as Richard Thompson)
Visual Effects by
Randall Balsmeyer .... cloud tank photography: R/Greenberg (as Randy Balsmeyer)
Rich Champa .... optical camera: R/Greenberg (as Richard Champa)
Joel Hynek .... visual effects supervisor: R/Greenberg
Robert Mrozowski .... special animation effects: R/Greenberg
Stuart Robertson .... optical layout: R/Greenberg
Steve Cremin .... stunts (as Stephen T. Cremin)
Phil Culotta .... stunts
Bennie E. Dobbins .... stunt coordinator (as Bernie Dobbins)
Greg Wayne Elam .... stunts (as Greg Elam)
Kimberly Epper .... stunts
Steve Kelso .... stunt double
Steve Kelso .... stunt driver
Steve Kelso .... stunts
Paul M. Lane .... stunts (as Paul Michael Lane)
Shawn Patrick Lane .... stunts (as Shawn P. Lane)
Sharon Schaffer .... stunts
John-Clay Scott .... stunts
Kay Whipple .... stunts (as Kay H. Whipple)
Bob Herron .... stunts (uncredited)
Daniel Maldonado .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Mark Averill .... dolly grip
Lloyd Barcroft .... second grip
Douglas E. Beal .... second assistant camera (as Doug Beal)
Pat Blymyer .... chief lighting technician (as Patrick Blymyer)
Joseph W. Calloway .... director of photography: Chicago (as Joseph Calloway)
Bennie Dorsey .... grip
Bertis Fancher .... grip
Bob Fillis .... assistant chief lighting technician (as Robert Fillis)
Bob Fiore .... lamp operator
James Glennon .... additional photographer (as James M. Glennon)
Jan Kiesser .... additional photographer
Robert LaBonge .... first assistant camera
Henry M. Lebo .... camera operator (as Henry Lebo)
John R. Leonetti .... first assistant camera
John J. Linder .... key grip (as John Linder)
Terry Marshall .... lamp operator
Montey Menapace .... assistant chief lighting technician
Phelt M. Saucier .... lamp operator (as Phelt Saucier)
Michael St. Hilaire .... camera operator
Randy Tepper .... still photographer
Ian Wayne .... video engineer (as Ian L. Wayne)
Ryne Niner .... camera technician (uncredited)
Jason Rez .... grip (uncredited)
Michael J. Schwartz .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Mark Simon .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Animation Department
Rhonda C. Gunner .... computer animation and displays: Video Image (as Rhonda Gunner)
Richard E. Hollander .... computer animation and displays: Video Image (as Richard Hollander)
Gregory L. McMurry .... computer animation and displays: Video Image
John C. Wash .... computer animation and displays: Video Image (as John Wash)
Casting Department
David Gonzales .... casting associate
Jim Green .... extras casting: Central Casting
Carl Joy .... extras casting: Central Casting
Nancy Nayor .... casting coordinator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Phyllis Corcoran-Woods .... costumer: women
Greg Hall .... costumer: men
Silvio Scarano .... costume supervisor: men
Barbara Siebert .... costume supervisor: women (as Barbara Siebert-Bolticoff)
Editorial Department
Donah Bassett .... negative cutter (as Donah J. Bassett)
Jerrie Fowler .... assistant editor: Chicago
Jack Garsha .... color timer
J.W. Kompare .... assistant film editor
Steven Ramirez .... first assistant film editor
Craig Ridenour .... assistant film editor
Lauren A. Schaffer .... apprentice film editor
Location Management
Billy Higgins .... location manager: Chicago
Music Department
Jeff Carson .... music editor
Alf Clausen .... composer: additional music
Alf Clausen .... orchestrator
Raechel Donahue .... vocal effects advisor
Jim Harrison .... assistant music editor (as James Harrison)
Jimmy Iovine .... composer: special musical material
Jimmy Iovine .... song producer
Gary Ladinsky .... score mixer
Kathy Nelson .... music supervisor
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited)
Greg Fulginiti .... music engineer (uncredited)
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Russ Dwyer .... transportation captain
John Hardy .... transportation coordinator: Chicago
Doug Wilson .... transportation coordinator (as Robert Wilson)
Chris Haynes .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Rafe Blasi .... publicity coordinator
Jerry Evans .... choreographer
Ron Filbert .... cost estimator
Luca Kouimelis .... script supervisor
Willie Kupahu .... location auditor: Chicago (as Willy Kupahu)
Ron Payne .... production assistant
Willie Radcliff .... craft service
Ron Rotholz .... assistant: Joel Silver
Kathleen Sacchi .... secretary: John Hughes
Millie Sacks .... studio teacher
Kimberly Sizemore .... production assistant
Mary Thomas .... secretary: Joel Silver (as Mary C. Thomas)
Elaine K. Thompson .... production associate
Susan Vanderbeek .... production coordinator: Chicago (as Sue Vanderbeek)
Lisa J. Watters .... production coordinator
Jim Michaels .... 24 frame computer playback operator (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

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94 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

A sample of the dialogue is in the song "Good Grief" by Bastille.See more »
Factual errors: Gary and Wyatt are watching Frankenstein (1931) when they decide to create Lisa. However, the clip of Dr. Frankenstein (Colin Clive) saying, "She's alive!" comes from its sequel Bride of Frankenstein (1935).See more »
Gary Wallace:Maybe it was a dream, you know, a very weird, bizarre, vivid, erotic, wet, detailed dream. Maybe we have malaria.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Hughes the Force (2011)See more »


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21 out of 36 people found the following review useful.
Total fun!, 1 January 2001
Author: Stealth-5 from Australia

WEIRD SCIENCE was a great movie made in the mid 80s.The cast is pretty cool,it is fairly well acted,and its total fun! The film develops nicely from beginning nearly till the end,the last 15 minutes of the film are rather unnecessary.Although not the best 80s film out,it is a great imaginary film,with pretty cool SFX. Bill Paxton did an exceptionally well performance,i had total fun watching this movie,you will too!

7.5 out of 10

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