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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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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 | Latin

Release Date:

9 August 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

My Science Project See more »

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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

Runtime:

| (video)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

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

1:02:50 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

Sherman: This plant has been extinct for sixty million years!
Vince Latello: Yeah? Well I ain't ever seen one before!
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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 Speed Racer (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Hit and Run
Words and Music by Jeff Gordon / Bob Held / Bill Heller
Performed by David Johansen
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User Reviews

Good mid 80's flick.
27 August 2000 | by Dark StarSee all my reviews

This was an OK movie. John Stockwell and Fisher Stevens were a good team. Latello's (Stevens) wise-cracks are what made this movie enjoyable for me! The story is slow at times, but the action picks up and so does the movie. I recommend this for a Saturday afternoon when you have nothing to watch.

All in all, a enjoyable film.


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