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My Science Project (1985)

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A high school student and his friend find a strange, orb-like piece of equipment to use as a science project, but must stop it when it begins to threaten mankind.

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Jonathan R. Betuel

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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Stockwell ... Michael Harlan
Danielle von Zerneck ... Ellie Sawyer
Fisher Stevens ... Vince Latello
Raphael Sbarge ... Sherman
Richard Masur ... Detective Isadore Nulty
Barry Corbin ... Lew Harlan
Ann Wedgeworth ... Dolores
Dennis Hopper ... Bob Roberts
Candace Silvers ... Irene
Beau Dremann ... Matusky
Pat Simmons Pat Simmons ... Crystal
John Vidor ... Jock #1
Vincent Barbour Vincent Barbour ... Jock #2
Jaime Alba Jaime Alba ... Jock #3
Robert Beer Robert Beer ... President Eisenhower
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Michael and Ellie break into a military junkyard to find a science project for Michael's class, and discover a strange glowing orb which absorbs electricity. When the orb begins to blend past, present, and future, its up to Michael and Ellie to stop the orb and save mankind. Written by Michael Silva <silvamd@cleo.bc.edu>

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We must not destroy the world. See more »


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Trivia

This was one of the films green-lit by Disney's then-new Touchstone division when Ron Miller was still head of the company, but released after Michael Eisner had taken his place. See more »

Goofs

1:07:30 Micheal, Vince and Sherman attack Vietcong and all three wind up with M-16's. The standard issue for the North Vietnamese forces was the Chinese-made AK-47 originally designed by Russia. See more »

Quotes

Vince Latello: I don't see that either, right?
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits are shown over still-photos from the film. A couple of the photos are from scenes not included in the film, or alternate takes of scenes used in the film. Also, three brief scenes filmed for the movie but not included in the final cut are shown. The credits end with Vince Latello's smiling mugshot from the film. See more »


Soundtracks

Fish Cheer and I-Feel-Like-I'm Fixin' to Die Rag
Written by Country Joe McDonald (as Joe McDonald)
Performed by Country Joe and the Fish (as Country Joe & The Fish)
© 1965 Alkatraz Korner Music BMI
Courtesy of Vanguard Recording Soc., Inc.
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Great 80's Movie!
27 October 2006 | by grettagreenSee all my reviews

If you've never seen this movie before, give it a try...It's a great 80's high school flick. Add it to your collection with Sixteen Candles, Weird Science, The Breakfast Club, Ferris Buehler and Pretty in Pink. Plus, John Stockwell looks yummy driving his massively sweet red GTO. He was a pretty good actor before he became a pretty good director, too. Vinnie (the guy who played Ben in the Short Circuit movies) has some awesome one liners and Dennis Hopper plays a hysterical former hippie science teacher. Plus, you can laugh at the 80's special effects and realize how good we have it now. Give it a try, it's a good time. If you like this one, also try The Philadelphia Experiment. Another 80's sci-fi flick that has pretty similar special effects.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Latin

Release Date:

9 August 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,504,118, 11 August 1985

Gross USA:

$4,122,748

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,122,748
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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