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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Michael Harlan
... Ellie Sawyer
... Vince Latello
... Sherman
... Detective Isadore Nulty
... Lew Harlan
... Dolores
... Bob Roberts
... Irene
Beau Dremann ... Matusky
Pat Simmons ... Crystal
... Jock #1
Vincent Barbour ... Jock #2
Jaime Alba ... Jock #3
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 »


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9 August 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mi proyecto científico  »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$4,122,748, 23 August 1985
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The video tape and DVD box art, which is based on the poster, had Fisher Steven's holding an assault rifle with sticks of dynamite strapped to his body and smoking a cigar. The Rifle, dynamite, and cigar have all been removed from the blu-ray case of the film. See more »

Goofs

The amount and coverage of the cream/flour on the GTO change throughout the movie. See more »

Quotes

Latello: My old man says, "Treat broads like dirt and they love ya."
Harlan: Oh, yeah? So where's your old lady?
Latello: My parents are divorced.
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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 Christine (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

My Science Project
Words and Music by Bob Held / Michael Colina / Bill Heller
Performed by The Tubes
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Part of the science comedy movie craze.
17 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

Movies come in phases now and then where a bunch of movies with similar themes come out at about the same time. There was the underwater craze of 89 ("The Abyss", "Leviathan", and "Deepstar Six") and there was the body switch craze ("Big", "Vice Versa", and one with Dudley Moore). This movie came out during the comedy with a science twist. The other two movies that came out during this phase are "Real Genius" and "Weird Science". I liked this phase as I enjoyed all three movies quite a bit. This one was no exception as it combined humor and science fiction very well. This one has a couple of kids finding this strange device that I think ended up being some type of engine. Anyway when this thing gets hooked up with power and turns on all sorts of strange stuff starts happening. The thing seems to be able to move time or open portals. The end is great as the thing really goes berserk and it turns the school (I think it was the school) into a battle zone complete with different times. There is a dinosaur and mutants. All in all I am probably in the minority in liking this one, but I thought it was really good.


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