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Weird Science (1985)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi | 2 August 1985 (USA)
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Two high school nerds attempt to create the perfect woman, but she turns out to be more than that.

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John Hughes

Writer:

John Hughes
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Cast

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 Ivor Barry ... Henry Donnelly
Ann Coyle Ann Coyle ... Carmen Donnelly (as Anne Bernadette Coyle)
Suzy J. Kellems Suzy J. Kellems ... Gymnast
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Storyline

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 <uslwsjgr@ibmmail.com>

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It's purely sexual (UK) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 August 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Weird Science See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$23,834,048

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$38,934,048
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Universal Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Kelly LeBrock initially turned down the role of Lisa, as she was vacationing in France at the time, and was "having too much fun riding horses on the beach". See more »

Goofs

Gary and Wyatt are watching Frankenstein when they decide to create Lisa. However, the clip of Dr. Frankenstein (Colin Clive) saying, "She's alive!" comes from its sequel Bride of Frankenstein. See more »

Quotes

[Chet finds out that the house is a mess and his room is snowing. He blasts the door to his sister's room where Wyatt are Hilly were sleeping]
Wyatt: Hi Chet.
Chet: [Grabs Wyatt] What the hell is going on around here?
Wyatt: It was an accident Chet.
Chet: An accident? An accident? Do you realize it's snowing in my room goddammit!
Wyatt: It's weird Chet. It's really weird Chet.
Chet: It doesn't take a genius to figure that out monkey dick. Start talking little man.
Wyatt: It's a really long story Chet. Gary and I were messing around with the ...
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Dreamaniac (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Weird Science
Performed by Oingo Boingo
Produced by Danny Elfman and Steve Bartek
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Total fun!
1 January 2001 | by Stealth-5See all my reviews

WEIRD SCIENCE was a great movie made in the mid 80s.The cast is pretty cool,it is fairly well acted,and its total fun! The film develops nicely from beginning nearly till the end,the last 15 minutes of the film are rather unnecessary.Although not the best 80s film out,it is a great imaginary film,with pretty cool SFX. Bill Paxton did an exceptionally well performance,i had total fun watching this movie,you will too!

7.5 out of 10


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