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.
Who ELSE can turn lasers into light shows, aircraft into armchairs, and high-tech into hijinks?
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Did You Know?
According to the article "Fun With the Whiz Kids" by Paul Attanasio published in the 7th August 1985 edition of The Washington Post, according to website Wikipedia, "The screenplay was extensively rewritten, first by Lowell Ganz
and Babaloo Mandel
, [and] later by Coolidge and Pj Torokvei
". See more
When Kent tattles to Dr. Hathaway about Chris and Mitch being at a party with girls, Kent stands in front of a teleprompter on a television studio set, while Dr. Hathaway is taping an episode of "Everything". Assuming these are through-the-lens teleprompters for television cameras (so that the on-air performer, in this case Dr. Hathaway, can both read the text and look directly into the camera lens and talk to the TV audience), the shot of the monitor showing Hathaway looking around for his script and yelling, "Kent" would not be possible. Kent would be blocking the camera as well, and so all you'd see on that monitor would be black (i.e., Kent's body blocking the camera). Unless, of course, the monitor was showing the output of another camera, but in all likelihood, the in-studio monitor as depicted would be the program monitor, showing the "hot" camera, and Hathaway was trying to look into that very camera and read his teleprompter script. Further, in reality someone not involved in the production would generally not have been allowed on a (presumably) closed set to block a camera/teleprompter in the first place, though as a member of Hathaway's research group, Kent may have had privileged access. See more
[as he helps a hallway sledder up from a crash
Are you okay?
[Removing helmet and talking rapidly
No, not emotionally, no I'm not. I'm disappointed, not terribly, but still. It should have gone much further much faster. It's okay, though, I know what the problem is. It's obviously the drag coefficient. I'll just have to redesign the blades. I can do that no problem. I can do that here. But after they're designed I got to cut them and that takes tools and time. Do you know how long this stuff is...
The UK theatrical and video versions were censored for a 15 certificate:
- The line, "Can you hammer a six-inch nail through a board with your penis?" was removed.
The 2002 DVD is uncut. See more
One Night Love Affair
Written by Bryan Adams
and Jim Vallance
Performed by Bryan Adams
Courtesy of A&M Records See more