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The Invisible Kid (1988)

PG | | Comedy, Sci-Fi | 30 March 1988 (USA)
A nerdy teenage scientist discovers a formula for invisibility, and uses it to take revenge on all those who have wronged him--and also to spy on the girls' shower room.

Director:

Avery Crounse

Writer:

Avery Crounse
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jay Underwood ... Grover Dunn
Wallace Langham ... Milton McClane (as Wally Ward)
Chynna Phillips ... Cindy Moore
Mike Genovese ... Officer Chuck Malone
Nicolas De Toth Nicolas De Toth ... Donny
Thomas Cross Thomas Cross ... Officer Turrell
John Towey ... Principal Baxter (as John Madden Towey)
John Miranda ... Carl the Janitor
Theodore Gottlieb ... Dr. Theodore
Karen Black ... Mom / Deborah
Everett Lamar Everett Lamar ... Avery
David Katims ... Mr. Christeau (Thug #1)
Michael Goyak Michael Goyak ... Max (Thug #2)
Jan King Jan King ... Puss 'n' Boots
Karin Utter Karin Utter ... Puss 'n' Boots
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A nerdy teenage scientist discovers a formula for invisibility, and uses it to take revenge on all those who have wronged him--and also to spy on the girls' shower room.

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Comedy | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

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Trivia

Filmed on location at St. John Bosco High School in Bellflower, California. See more »

Crazy Credits

After the credits, there is a scene where the mom (Karen Black) bursts into the bedroom and exclaims, "Get that film crew out of your room". See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: The Fantastic Four (2015) See more »

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Now you see him, now you don't.
31 January 2004 | by vertigo_14See all my reviews

This movie seems to contain a lot of crude humor. I thought The Invisible Kid was supposed to be a family adventure about science experiments gone wrong and class bullies and that cliched mess. I'm glad it wasn't because it avoids a lot of the corniness. This is your typical 80s teen film about class nerds, bulley jocks, pretty girls, and of course, ample shots of boobies.

The main character is trying to piece together the missing parts of his father's experiment. While his psychotic mother tries to tell him that it was a recipe for super toilet bowl cleaner, the boy's additions to the formula create an invisibility powder. He and his friend take advantage of the situation at first, taking revenge of the bulley during his date and the basketball game, as well as peeking in the girls lockerroom.

The conflict arises between the principal, who steals the formula, and the group of friends who have to get together to get it back.

Sure, it's a really cheap movie. Obviously, it wasn't meant to be a blockbuster picture, but more like something made for fun. There are some funny moments like when the main character hides out under the principal's desk while the principal is there, and he lets out a huge fart and the kid nearly passes out.

And though most of the comedy is dull, at least it lacks a lot of the corniness. Their is no gushy emotions between mom and her son. The bulley jock is not quite the dickhead he would otherwise be made out as. The friend is a jerk most of the time, but lightens afterwards and eventually helps to save the day. It's a really wacky movie.

I think if you like this, you might want to try Nice Girls Don't Explode.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 March 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El invisible kid See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$1,800,000 (estimated)
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Elysian Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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