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Pretty Cool (2006)

A high school senior, whom everyone sees as a loser, gains the ability to read people's minds and control their thoughts. Things quickly get out of hand, especially when a mind swapping device comes into play.

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Rolfe Kanefsky

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Rolfe Kanefsky
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Will Burke ... Howard Duckell
Alexis Thorpe ... Tiffany Granger
Gerard Karsenty Gerard Karsenty ... Chuck Simpson
Amy Brassette ... Paula Duckell
Cecilia Bergqvist Cecilia Bergqvist ... Mrs. Parker
Summer Altice ... Stacy
Cindy Campbell Cindy Campbell ... Bambi
Holly Sampson ... Ms. Perkins
Jake Waldinger Jake Waldinger ... Mitch (as Jake D. Waldinger)
Robert Donavan ... Wilford
Shauna O'Brien ... Dr. Maggie Henson
Lyle Skosey ... Phillip Henson
William Frederick Knight ... MacArthur (as William Knight)
Brandy Miller Brandy Miller ... Becky
Sandy Wasko Sandy Wasko ... Debbie
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A high school senior, whom everyone sees as a loser, gains the ability to read people's minds and control their thoughts. Things quickly get out of hand, especially when a mind swapping device comes into play.

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When A Geek Gets The Ultimate Power... ANYTHING can happen!

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Rated R for sexual content, nudity and language

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Howard Duckell: [Howard walks outside to the topless Stacy and Bambi. They gasp, and cover their boobs with their arms] Don't mind me.
[the girls relax and uncover their boobs]
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References Risky Business (1983) See more »

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The Truth is Out
Music by Derek Anderson
Performed by The Andersons
Courtesy Mwah Music, BMI
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Charming throwback to eighties teen comedies...
24 June 2005 | by Randle FlaggSee all my reviews

Pretty Cool is basically a homage to films like Weird Science and Zapped!, wrapped up in a parody of early Tom Cruise films, like Risky Business and Color of Money. It follows the adventures of a lovable loser who meets the girl of his dreams and then discovers he has to go to summer school and won't have time to try to get to know her. Deciding to break into the school's computer to change his grades (shades of WarGames there, another eighties classic), he inadvertently receives a transmission from a secret lab in Europe, giving him awesome mental powers.

Discovering he can read minds as well as control them, our hero has some juvenile fun at first, giving us some nice T&A. But his escapades threaten his relationship with his dream girl, and he's determined to win her without using his powers on her. Then there's the mysterious woman from the lab out to track down whoever has the power, her thought transference necklace, and a host of other complications. There's a lot going on in this movie, and while it doesn't all make sense necessarily, the movie isn't meant to be taken very seriously anyway.

Since the main character is basically a decent guy, most of the film's mischief comes from his unscrupulous best friend, who cackles maniacally at the prospect of all the fun to be had with the powers. He ends up in over his head a lot of the time, but it leads to some very funny situations. The film is basically a boy meets girl affair with some nice T&A and a good deal of slapstick humor. It's not the greatest story ever told by any stretch, but it's definitely better than average for the straight to video market. Worth a rental at the least.


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Official Sites:

Hope Street Entertainment

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 November 2006 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Laza csávók See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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