Mitch Taylor is one of the youngest students ever accepted to a university known for its programs for geniuses. He partners up with his roommate, science club legend Chris Knight, on a project to develop a high-powered laser. Together with their hyperkinetic friends, they employ their intellects in the pursuit of bigger blasts, practical jokes, and a deeper understanding of what real genius means. When they find out that their professor intends to turn their work over to the military for use as a weapon, they decide to get even.
MEET CHRIS KNIGHT, THE EINSTEIN OF THE '80'S. He can turn the simple into the simply amazing, and now he turns revenge into high comedy.
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Did You Know?
In 2010, actor William Atherton told "The A.V. Club" that the popcorn used in the final scenes was treated with a flame-retardant chemical and so the crew went to great lengths to guard it against being eaten by birds, which would have died from the contaminant. Atherton also said that even with a machine in the studio dedicated to doing nothing but popping the popcorn, it took three months to pop it all. See more
Before the shot is fired on Dr. Hathaway's house, the aircraft used to deploy the laser is shown as three different planes. On the base, it is a black SR71 Blackbird, on the approach it is the spaceship from the opening of the movie, and on the closeup shots it is a camouflage fighter jet. See more
A bit of advice...
Oh, uh, thank you...
Always... no, no... never... forget to check your references.
Uh... ok... thank you. I'd better be going.
[to his wife
I think the young people enjoy it when I "get down" verbally, don't you?
One Night Love Affair
Written by Bryan Adams
and Jim Vallance
Performed by Bryan Adams
Courtesy of A&M Records See more