Two high school nerds use a computer program to literally create the perfect woman, but she turns their lives upside down.


John Hughes


John Hughes
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Michael Hall ... Gary Wallace
Kelly LeBrock ... Lisa
Ilan Mitchell-Smith ... Wyatt Donnelly
Bill Paxton ... Chet Donnelly
Suzanne Snyder ... Deb
Judie Aronson ... Hilly
Robert Downey Jr. ... Ian (as Robert Downey)
Robert Rusler ... Max
Vernon Wells ... Lord General
Britt Leach ... Al Wallace
Barbara Lang Barbara Lang ... Lucy Wallace
Michael Berryman ... Mutant Biker
Ivor Barry ... Henry Donnelly
Ann Coyle Ann Coyle ... Carmen Donnelly (as Anne Bernadette Coyle)
Suzy J. Kellems Suzy J. Kellems ... Gymnast


Two unpopular teenagers, Gary Wallace and Wyatt Donnelly, fail at all attempts to be accepted by their peers. Their desperation to be liked leads them to "create" a woman via their computer. Their living and breathing creation is a gorgeous woman, Lisa, whose purpose is to boost their confidence level by putting them into situations which require Gary and Wyatt to act like men. On their road to becoming accepted, they encounter many hilarious obstacles, which gives the movie an overall sense of silliness. Written by Jeff Ranous <>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


They went from zeroes to heroes in one fantastic weekend. See more »


Comedy | Romance | Sci-Fi


PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


The jacket worn by Kelly Le Brock in the film was sold to Dina Collection, a pawn shop in Beverly Hills, California, for $25,000. See more »


When she is being "sucked" out of the house, the girl playing the piano is obviously being pulled by a cable. See more »


Gary Wallace: It can't be a dream! How can 2 people have the same dream. Ok lets analyse this. In the middle of the night... did I get up... and yack in your sink?
[Wyatt looks confused and, after a few seconds, shakes his head]
Gary Wallace: Didn't throw up? No? Maybe it was a dream then, you know... a very weird... bizarre... vivid... erotic... wet... detailed dream. Maybe we had malaria.
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Crazy Credits

As the end credits roll is ready to begin, Kelly LeBrock's character smiles / winks at the camera. See more »

Alternate Versions

The home video version plays Oingo Boingo's 'Weird Science' as Lisa ascends the mall escalator while all other versions (theatrical and TV) play 'Pretty Woman'. See more »


References Mary Poppins (1964) See more »


Gonna Fly Now
Music by Bill Conti
Lyrics by Carol Connors and Ayn Robbins
Courtesy of MGM/UA Home Ent. Group Inc./EMI America Records
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John Hughes and Dr. Seuss
7 August 2000 | by FalkeepSee all my reviews

During most of the 1980s, I was working in or running movie theatres. I showed this movie and previewed it before it even opened. The one thing which struck me upon first viewing it was that it is essentially a teen-age version of Dr. Seuss's "The Cat in the Hat", right down to the house being magically cleaned up and the last piece of furniture sliding into place just as the parents return home to find everything as they left it. I always wondered if Hughes borrowed the plot on purpose or if he wrote Weird Science without realizing it's commonalities with one of the best loved children's story of all times. Anyone have opinions on that?

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Release Date:

2 August 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Weird Science See more »


Box Office


$7,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,895,421, 4 August 1985

Gross USA:


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Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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