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My Science Project (1985)

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.

Director:

Jonathan R. Betuel

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Cast

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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Storyline

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 »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 August 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mi proyecto científico See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$4,122,748, 23 August 1985
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (video)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

According to CINEFANTASTIQUE Magazine, alien puppets were made for the opening sequence, but were scrapped. See more »

Goofs

1:02:50 An ASIAN Nazi in a Wehrmacht uniform with an SS Death's Head on the cap. Talk about a space-wardrobe warp. Very unlikely from the "Superior Race with a meticulous attention to uniform detail. See more »

Quotes

Bob Roberts: [after testing the gizmo with a metal detector, which goes haywire and shorts out] Now this has gotta be broken.
Ellie Sawyer: Wait Bob, why would that be broken?
Bob Roberts: Because if it isn't broken Michael, this is older than earth! All 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 »

Connections

References The People's Court (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

My Science Project
Words and Music by Bob Held / Michael Colina / Bill Heller
Performed by The Tubes
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Classic 80's Sci-Fi
25 September 2003 | by chvylvr80See all my reviews

Man I've been watching My Science Project since way back when I was a kid. It was better then but the only thing that has really dated it is the special effects. The story is still good, Fisher Stevens is still funny, and Dennis Hopper is still far out man! I'm not saying that this movie is better than Star Wars or anything but it's a pretty good example of cheesy 80's Sci-Fi. The trick to watching My Science Project or indeed, any movie from the 80's, is to not take it seriously. Turn off the white hot critic's eye and just enjoy this movie for what it is. It's a great movie. Bottom Line: I can't think of many 80's movies in this genre that are this film's equal, except for maybe The Last Starfighter. If you can let me know.


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