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The Kid with the 200 I.Q. (1983)

A very intelligent teenager is sent to college where he meets his roommate, a popular jock. Therefore, he must learn to adapt to adult life, wild parties, and romance.

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Oliver Hawthorne (screenplay), Oliver Hawthorne (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gary Coleman ... Nick Newell
Robert Guillaume ... Professor Mills
Kari Michaelsen ... Julie Gordon
Mel Stewart ... Debs
Darian Mathias ... Dinah
Charles Bloom Charles Bloom ... Travis Ault
Clayton Rohner ... Jeff Langford
Harriet Nelson ... Professor Conklin
Dean Butler ... Steve Bensfield
Harrison Page ... Walter Newell
Starletta DuPois ... Minna Newell
Christina Murrill Christina Murrill ... Denise Mills
Jason Max Adams Jason Max Adams
Karen Anders Karen Anders
Jimmy Baron Jimmy Baron
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A very intelligent teenager is sent to college where he meets his roommate, a popular jock. Therefore, he must learn to adapt to adult life, wild parties, and romance. Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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Comedy | Family

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 February 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Das kleine Superhirn See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Coleman's fun, but how smart can a dilapidated TV movie get?
15 April 1999 | by emmSee all my reviews

It would be awfully hard not to like this one with Gary Coleman as the witty, yet inadaptable under-age college student. He has all the "diff'rent strokes" to give a lasting impression to this, just as long as he's learning how to accept rough challenges that teach a crucial lesson in the world. I can't help not to be impressed by how the movie got started, though. There isn't a single clue as to why he's so smart in the first place, and the rest suddenly turns into inferiority. This piece of evidence results into glitches in the writing, and you may find out that it's all just a predictable coincidence in the making. Those who can remember "Arnold" will have something to look forward to once again. Great fun, but horribly wasted.


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