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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:
Scott Baio ... Barney Springboro
Willie Aames ... Peyton Nichols
Robert Mandan ... Walter J. Coolidge
Felice Schachter ... Bernadette
Scatman Crothers ... Dexter Jones
Roger Bowen ... Mr. Springboro
Mews Small ... Mrs. Springboro (as Marya Small)
Greg Bradford ... Robert Wolcott
Hilary Beane ... Corrine Updike
Sue Ane Langdon ... Rose Burnhart
Heather Thomas ... Jane Mitchell
Hardy Keith Hardy Keith ... Roscoe Brown
Curt Ayers Curt Ayers ... Art
Merritt Butrick ... Gary Cooter
Jennifer Chaplin 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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

An A+ comedy that makes the grade! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 September 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Wiz Kid See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$823,548, 25 July 1982

Gross USA:

$16,897,768

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,897,768
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The scene in Mrs Burnhart's classroom where Barney makes the maps fall down, has two up-and-coming actresses sitting in the front row: the characters of Debby and Cindy. 'Boof' from Teen Wolf - 1985 (Susan Ursitti) and 'Laura' from Police Academy 4 - 1987 (Corrine Bohrer). See more »

Goofs

In the close-up of Jane's sweater just before it pops open, you can see that it is buttoned with the left side over the right. When it pops open the buttons stay on the material on the left side of the sweater and there are button holes on the right. The shirt wasn't actually buttoned. See more »

Quotes

Walter J. Coolidge: Dexter, do you have your pass key on you?
Dexter Jones: Sure do, Mr. C. What do you need?
Walter J. Coolidge: My key doesn't seem to work in this lock.
Dexter Jones: We all seem to have that same problem sometimes, now don't we?
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Crazy Credits

Reportedly, Avco Embassy president Blossom Kahn was named an executive producer on the picture, but instead received an Executive in Charge of Production credit for the Embassy production house. See more »

Alternate Versions

The movie was re-shot to add nudity to achieve an R rating, mostly the sex scene with Barney and Bernadette. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Carrie (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Tryin to Kill a Saturday Night
Music by Tom Keane (uncredited)
Lyrics by Mike Himelstein (uncredited)
Performed by The Keane Brothers
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Silly but Entertains
3 April 2019 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The nerd Barney Springboro (Scott Baio) researches in the high-school laboratory means to increase the orchids of the principal and the behaviors of drunken mice under water. When the baseball coach accidentally drops one substance in another, Barney accidentally develops telekinesis power. His best friend Peyton Nichols (Willie Aames) and his school mate Bernadette (Felice Schachter) discover his secret. Peyton uses Barney´s ability to bet closer to the hot Jane Mitchell (Heather Thomas), who dates the college student Robert Wolcott (Greg Bradford). Bernadette tries to find application for Barney´s power and they fall in love with each other. Meanwhile Barney gets into trouble when Peyton decides to use his friend´s ability to make easy money.

"Zapped!" is a silly comedy that entertains. There are a couple of funny scenes and many hot girls, highlighting the sexy Heather Thomas. The viewer can see this film in a rainy day with few alternatives of entertainment. My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): "Uma Mistura Especial" ("A Special Mixture")


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