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.

Director:

Matthew Robbins

Writers:

Steven Spielberg (developer), Joshua Brand (developer) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

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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Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 1985 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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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A Magnetic Personality
20 May 2014 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

The premise is so ludicrous. Let's face it. The story is designed so an obnoxious kid gets "his." He has mistreated others, he is filled with arrogance, and has no respect for the people around him. Of course, those people dote on him as well, so they are not to be admired. The plot is formulaic and predictable, but that's the curse of shows like this. We are set up to believe something will happen. As with the previous "train" episode, for a half hour anthology series, the special effects are quite astounding and we end up satisfied. It must be that Stephen Spielberg had a lot of influence on the pocketbooks of the production staff.


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