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Zapped! (1982)

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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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Taglines:

The comedy that won't let you down! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The movie's grand finale prom sequence took five days to shoot. See more »

Goofs

The gum on Principal Johnson's globe changes position. See more »

Quotes

Paperboy: Barney bonehead.
Barney Springboro: Up yours.
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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 T.J. Hooker: The Empty Gun (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Shoot the Moon
Music by Charles Fox
Lyrics by Stephen Geyer (as Steve Geyer)
Performed by Plain Jane
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Telekinetic Wackyness!
24 May 2000 | by flight0001See all my reviews

Scott Baio and Willie Aames (before Charles in Charge)! This coming of age comedy has some great moments, from saucy skin glimpses to flying mattresses. This classic 80's film is a must see! The "Barney Bone-head" scene is a cinematic gem and worth the dollar rental alone. Don't forget to look for the flying Millennium Falcon/USS Enterprise mock-up for several key sequences!

Baio went on to be Charles in "Charles in Charge" while Aames is now the educational leader "Bible Man!"


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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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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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