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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

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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The funniest sci-fi movie of the summer. See more »


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Trivia

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

Goofs

The wiping of the cream/flour from the windshield is inconsistent with the wiper blades (overlap error). See more »

Quotes

Bob Roberts: This thing is generating power and light without heat, Michael!
Michael Harlan: How is that possible?
Bob Roberts: It's not possible! I mean not on this World, anyway.
Vince Latello: Whoa, what other World are we talking about?
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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 Guns of Navarone (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

My Mind's Made Up
Words and Music by Bob Held / Bill Heller
Performed by Steve Johnstad
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Has a charm to it
28 August 2017 | by farcryfolkSee all my reviews

I noticed a few bad reviews. One person said it was the Citizen Kane of bad movies. Seriously? This is hardly the worst movie, but I guess that might all depend on how life was affecting that person at that time. I mean their girlfriend or boyfriend might have left them and this movie might have been playing on the television as all that went down. SO I can understand that it may have been guilt by association. If this is a bad movie then I know what a guilty pleasure is now. I thought it had a nice charm to it overall. It was a decent plot. The leads all had personality. I thought the cute romance had some chemistry. Matter of fact, although its not the Breakfast Club of teen interpretation, I knew all these kids in high school. There was a Fisher Stevens character and I knew a Harlan type as well. It has a humor that is winning to it, especially the Fisher Stevens character. Of course it always comes down to a matter of taste. But when I saw this movie went down as one of the worst movies I had to champion it. To me whoever made it seemed to have a bit of love in their heart for it. Its a personal favorite for that reason. I must have seen this movie three times in the theatre. Granted its not the Godfather, or Close Encounters, or 2001 caliber. But the movie is well made with great special effects for the time. Its on youtube free. GIve it a chance if you don't have high expectations, or even if you do. With so much respect, the person who said this was the Citizen Kane of bad movies needs to see more movies. Gotta say, loved it. This movie has a small following. I hate to see myself as a follower, but just watched it recently and it holds up great. I hated the 80s. It may be nostalgia, but this is a fond memory from that time. Sure its mindless. But it sure is fun.


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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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