Charlie Boyle finds that even his high IQ can't solve all of his problems when he takes on a double life in order to make friends his own age.

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Charlie Boyle aka Chaz Anthony
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Claire Addison
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Dr. Krickstein
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Mike MacGregor
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Dean Wallace
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Hugo Peplo
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Charlie, science wiz, hockey lover, and all around genius, is tired of being friendless. It's bad enough that he's in college before he's 14 helping a scientist who's in the midst of trying to defy gravity. So, in order to make his life exactly how he wants it, Charlie reinvents himself by taking on the image of a slacker/bad boy and enrolls in the local Jr. high. But juggling two lives is tough, even for a genius. Written by Max Vaughn

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During the big game when the Rumbsin player went in the penalty box Charlie still had the microchip activated on his skate, going across the room even lifting his skate up on the desk, yet the Rumbsin players skate did nothing while in the box. See more »

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Odie: I've gotta go pay the water bill.
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good actors, decent plot
22 August 1999 | by (Atlanta, Georgia) – See all my reviews

This movie is what you would typically expect from Disney. The nerdy kid uses science to help his team win ala Flubber. The strange kid-goes-to-high-school-and-college-at-the-same-time plot was a little hard to buy, but asides from that acceptable. My biggest qualm is that the referee didn't consider anything strange about people flying for long periods of time. Asides from that, it was good. The actors, especially Emmy Rossum (Claire), saved this movie from a worse rating. They took what could have been a bad script and made it seem realistic. The writer owes them a debt of gratitude.


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