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

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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First Part Very Funny, Then It Got Too Silly
30 August 2007 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

There were a lot of laughs in the first part of this episode, because of the exaggerated characters. Here, the egotistical high school hotshot jock is exaggerated. The guy looks like a young Ted Danson and acts like him: totally in love with himself with very funny scenes at home and at school. Lisa Jane Persky is very funny as the school nerd. This stud is bent on becoming the next Homecoming King, figuring he's a "lock" until the principal changes it from a personality contest to a selling-tickets contest.

The big change, though, comes after our Romeo brags that only and "act of God" could prevent him from winning and he didn't believe in God, anyway. Well, a meteorite proves otherwise!

The second half of this got carried away with the slapstick and a predictable ending, which was a shame because this was on its way to becoming a very funny episode.


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