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.
You need brains to act this crazy!
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Did You Know?
When Laslo Hollyfeld (Jon Gries
) sends in a large number of entries to the Frito-Lay contest, he is mirroring the actions of Caltech students Steve Klein, Dave Novikoff and Barry Megdal, who, in 1974, used a similar strategy to win a McDonald's sweepstakes. Their entries came to roughly 1/5th of the total entries and won them a station wagon, $3,000 cash and $1,500 in food gift certificates. See more
When Mitch finds Lazlo's hidden lab, we see Dunkin Donuts boxes and bags strewn about. The film setting is the fictitious "Pacific Tech" university, which is portrayed as a Southern California school similar to CalTech. Dunkin' Donuts locations did not open in California until 2014. See more
What are you doing?
Self-realization. I was thinking of the immortal words of Socrates, who said, "... I drank what?"
References The Great Race
Performed by The Comsat Angels
Credited as The C.S. Angels
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