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Zapped! (1982)

A high school science nerd gains telekinetic powers after a laboratory accident and uses them for revenge upon bullies.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Barney Springboro
... Peyton Nichols
... Walter J. Coolidge
... Bernadette
... Dexter Jones
Roger Bowen ... Mr. Springboro
... Mrs. Springboro (as Marya Small)
... Robert Wolcott
... Corrine Updike
... Rose Burnhart
... Jane Mitchell
Hardy Keith ... Roscoe Brown
Curt Ayers ... Art
... Gary Cooter
Jennifer Chaplin ... Melissa Granger
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Storyline

Barney Springboro and Peyton Nichols are fun-loving high school students working on a science project with white mice. When one of the mice begins to move food toward itself with out touching it, Barney finds he has accidentally discovered a formula for telekinetic powers. Now, how much trouble can a high school kid who can move things with just his mind get into? Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Comedy | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

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R | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

3 September 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Whiz Kid  »

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Gross USA:

$16,897,768
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to the press kit, on the first take of the sweater popping scene, Heather Thomas was pulled to the ground. See more »

Goofs

Sheldon's voice does not match his lips during the first wide shot at the fraternity gambling party. See more »

Quotes

Peyton Nichols: Barn, sometimes life is like an onion. When you peel it, it makes you cry.
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Crazy Credits

A double was used for Miss Thomas in her nude scene and in the photograph. The closing credits declare that "a [body] double was used for Miss Thomas [Heather Thomas] in her nude scene and in the photograph" but the person who body doubled is not credited in the movie billings. See more »

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Referenced in Pretty Cool (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Got to Believe in Magic
Music by Charles Fox
Lyrics by Stephen Geyer (as Steve Geyer)
Performed by David Pomeranz
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Telekinesis is Way Sexy!
29 March 2001 | by See all my reviews

i have not seen an unedited version, but i have to say, this movie ROKS!!!!!!!!!

after i saw the Scott Baio celebrity profile, i fell in love. i looked up Scotty's movie history, and saw this one.

coincidentally it was on Comedy Central about 2 weeks later. even though they always play it at 7 o'clock in the morning. and it is rated TV PG. which means everything good was cut out, ZAPPED is one of my favorites.

i like the line where Barney (Baio) goes: "Are you talkin' to me? are you talkin' to me? well i dont see anyone else here, so you must be talkin' to me" and then Peyton (Aames) says: "then where am i Barn?" i mean sure it is campy, but it got me laughing.

Barney Springboro is really hott and even if Bernadette does fall in love with him, i still watch it every time. i think that ZAPPED is not highly appreciated, because what good teen movies are?? this movie was before the BRAT PACK.

i say that if you hate it, fine. if you have never seen it, watch it! you will be surprised!


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