Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
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The Main Attraction 

Athletic teenage hunk Brad Bender thinks he is too cool for nerdy classmate Shirley, who is crazy over him, until, to his horror, a meteor shower's power suddenly turns him into a human magnet.

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Matthew Robbins

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Steven Spielberg (developer), Joshua Brand (developer) | 4 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
John Scott Clough John Scott Clough ... Brad Bender
Lisa Jane Persky ... Shirley Crater
Richard Bull ... Mr. Hiller
Barbara Sharma Barbara Sharma ... Mrs. Bender
Thomas Napier Thomas Napier ... Wylie (as Tom Napier)
Bill Allen ... Cliff Ratte
Nicholas Mele Nicholas Mele ... Scientist #1
Joan Foley Joan Foley ... Scientist #3
Brad Bird ... Scientist #2
Dominick Brascia ... Billy Johnson
Isabelle Walker Isabelle Walker ... Francine
Eric Bruskotter ... Stan
Michael Cramer Michael Cramer ... Kid (as Michael Joshua Cramer)
Megan Wyss Megan Wyss ... Girl #1 / Blonde
Piper Cochrane Piper Cochrane ... Darcy Cook / Girl #2
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Athletic teenage hunk Brad Bender thinks he is too cool for nerdy classmate Shirley, who is crazy over him, until, to his horror, a meteor shower's power suddenly turns him into a human magnet.

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English

Release Date:

6 October 1985 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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The bullies refer to their prank in the boys' room as "the Temple of Doom." Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) was directed by Steven Spielberg, the executive producer of Amazing Stories (1985). See more »

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References Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) See more »

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Pretty dumb
17 January 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

I remembered "Amazing Stories" rather fondly when I decided to try re-watching the series recently. Imagine my surprise, however, when I saw "The Main Attraction", as it turned out to be a terribly written and amazingly stupid program! I know this sounds very harsh, but after seeing this one, I think it deserves it. The bottom line is that the the characters were more caricatures--very, very broad stereotypes that seemed completely unreal and even annoying. The main character is a stuck-up jock but he's not just A stuck-up jock--he's 1000 times more obnoxious and the fellow students even bigger suck-ups than you'd find one a bad 80s sit-com! It was all so bad that my daughter kept begging me to turn of the TV!

The story ends up being all about meteorites and magnetism--which is odd as many fundamental precepts about these were pretty much ignored by the writers. After all, if the jock is attracting metals very, very strongly as is the super-nerdy girl, shouldn't they then repel each other?! Plus, a HUGE rock comes hurtling out of space and lands in a guy's bedroom and he's physically unharmed!! The bottom line is that at least this episode is god-awful and dumb pretty much from start to finish. Tedious, hard to watch and a bit embarrassing. If you like the idea of "The Twilight Zone" written for 4 year-olds, then you pretty much get what this program is.


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