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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>

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An A+ comedy you have to get your hands on! 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

Gross USA:

$16,897,768
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Actress Heather Thomas had serious reservations about filming her nude scenes for what was going to be the actress' motion picture debut. In post-production, the production used a body double without Thomas' knowledge for Thomas' topless scene at the prom, and pasted her head onto a topless body double in a photograph in the movie. These changes prompted Thomas to file a complaint with the Screen Actors Guild. This broke SAG rules as an actor or actress has right of approval over any body double that may represent them. As such, a disclaimer at the end of the film was added which read: ""A double was used for Miss Thomas in her nude scene and in the photograph." See more »

Goofs

Barney uses cheese as food for the mice, however it's a fact that constant amounts of cheese is actually bad for mice. See more »

Quotes

Peyton Nichols: Well, well, you two like some refreshments? Plenty of punch left in those watermelons over there.
Jane Mitchell: Looks like you had your share.
Peyton Nichols: Oh, I had a little. Sure love some more.
Robert Wolcott: I've had just about enough of you, buddy.
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Crazy Credits

Actor Robert Mandan's character is called "Walter Coolidge" during the movie but in the closing credits the character is named "Walter Johnson". 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

Referenced in The Goldbergs: Baio and Switch (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Just for Fun
Music by Charles Fox
Lyrics by Stephen Geyer (as Steve Geyer)
Performed by Rick Derringer
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Telekinesis is Way Sexy!
29 March 2001 | by kdiva1313See 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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