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Zapped Again! (1990)

A new kid moves into school, making enemies with the affluent societies and joining the beleaguered Science Club. But when an old potion is discovered to confer telekinetic power he gets ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Todd Eric Andrews Todd Eric Andrews ... Kevin Matthews
Kelli Williams ... Lucy Kaminsky
Reed Rudy ... Wayne
Maria Maestas McCann ... Amanda (as Maria McCann)
David Donah David Donah ... Cecil
Ira Heiden ... Elliott
Rossie Harris ... Chris (as Ross Harris)
Linda Larkin ... Joanne
Michael Harris ... Mike (as M.K. Harris)
Michael Colyar ... Sheldon
Brent Hinkley ... Larry
Sue Ane Langdon ... Miss Rose Burnhart
Linda Blair ... Miss Mitchell
Karen Black ... Substitute Teacher
Lyle Alzado ... Coach Kirby


A new kid moves into school, making enemies with the affluent societies and joining the beleaguered Science Club. But when an old potion is discovered to confer telekinetic power he gets the chance to get his own back, as well as having a bit of fun on the side. Written by David Carroll <davidc@atom.ansto.gov.au>

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Emerson High has raised more than its academic standards.


Comedy | Sci-Fi


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Release Date:

14 April 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Typ mit dem irren Blick II See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


At the very end of the trailer for Zapped Again! (Video 1990), a soundbite with the line "Game over, man!" from the movie Aliens (1986) can clearly be heard. See more »


Skier in Cast: [to Kevin ] Hey whats happening?
Kevin: Hey dude you're not happening. What happened to your legs man?
Skier in Cast: China bowl
Kevin: I didn't know they bowled in China
KevinSkier in Cast: AHHH! HA HA!
[both high five ]
Kevin: Right on dude. Now how did ya really break'em?
Skier in Cast: At Vail man, we're going there next season
Kevin: Dude I'm there, righteous man party till you drop
Skier in Cast: Cool dude
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Crazy Credits

During the credits, a music video plays featuring cast members. At the end of the credits, the cast is seen playing around in the lab. Kelli Williams tells the viewers, "Kids, Don't you try this at home. We're trained professionals". See more »


Spoofs Casablanca (1942) See more »


(Theme from "ZAPPED AGAIN")
Composed by Scott Dugdale, Daniel Cruces, Will Littlejohn, and Randy Wheeler
Performed by Leo Swift
Produced by Duane Hitchings, Jake Hooker and Leo Swift
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Sure it's bad . . . if you're expecting Citizen Kane.
5 June 2005 | by VisionInBlackSee all my reviews

This is one of those movies that suffers from painfully poor reviews here at the IMDb, from people who are the most pretentious film snobs you will ever not meet. If you are going to judge this film against something with legitimate cinematic merit, like Citizen Kane, or Seven Samurai, or whatever stock staple film you choose, of course you will be disappointed.

However, if you just want a ridiculous early 90's teen film for a little escapist fun whilst flipping through the channels at 4am on a Saturday night, then you could do a lot worse than this movie. If you are a big fan of teen movies in particular, you may find this pretty enjoyable. It's no Breakfast Club, don't get me wrong. It's complete crap. But it's fun crap.

So, if you are the kind of person who generally enjoys teen movies and has a high tolerance for zany antics, over the top performances, and silly plots, then you should watch this movie in the event that you happen across it.

If you are the kind of person who refuses to acknowledge anything as cinema except for films produced during the French New Wave, then not only should you avoid this movie, but also, maybe not waste so much time and energy criticizing it so harshly, you Godard-watching hippie.

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