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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.

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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 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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The funniest sci-fi movie of the summer. 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:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

When the guys see the gladiator, he tells them "Morituri te salutamus" which is a Latin phrase meaning "Those who are about to die salute thee." See more »

Goofs

Richard Masur plays Police Detective Jack Nulty in the film, although he's listed as Detective Isadore Nulty in the closing credits. See more »

Quotes

Ellie Sawyer: Michael, is Bob dead?
Michael Harlan: I don't know.
Vince Latello: Great. There goes my D.
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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

My Science Project
Words and Music by Bob Held / Michael Colina / Bill Heller
Performed by The Tubes
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My Science Project not a bad SciFi teen movie
22 September 2008 | by mikebro_1See all my reviews

I've seen this movie several times and actually enjoyed the movie. John Stockwell plays the lead roll of a 80's car crazy High Schooler who is fighting the clock to come up with a project for his science class or he will fail. So he breaks into in Air Force Bone yard base full of old aircraft and accidentally stumbles into a underground bunker where he finds some sort of alien drive device and here the fun begins. His side kick Vince played by Fisher Stevens (who is hilarious) girl friend Ellie played by Daniellie Von Zemeck and Librarian geek Sherman (Mr. Peabody's gofer?) played by Raphael Sbarge are all Drawn into a none stop adventure of time travel, police investigation and teenage problems. This is definitely a 80's special affects movie for sure but still brings the plot across enough to get by. Dennis Hopper as the 60's radical turned laughing gas sucking science teacher was enjoyable to watch if your a hopper fan. On a scale of 1-10 I give movie this an 8.


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