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.
When he gets mad, he doesn't get even... he gets creative.
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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
The last scene shows the popcorn filling Hathaway's house and more. Popcorn expands up to 30 times in volume when popped. the amount of popcorn used is nowhere near enough to fill his house. See more
Okay Mitch, I'm gonna make it up to you. Let's just pause, put that down. Let's just take a step back. No, I was wrong, I'm sorry, take a step forward. Now, take a step back. Step forward. Back. And then we're cha-cha-ing!
Will you stop it? I'm serious!
Okay, I'm serious too!
Written by Chaz Jankel
, Ian Dury
and Norman Watt-Roy
Performed by Chaz Jankel
Courtesy of A&M Records See more