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How to Build a Better Boy (2014)

Teenage tech whizzes unwittingly use military software to program a robotic boyfriend.

Director:

Paul Hoen

Writer:

Jason Mayland
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
China Anne McClain ... Gabby Harrison
Kelli Berglund ... Mae Hartley
Marshall Williams ... Albert Banks
Matt Shively ... Bart Hartley
Ashley Argota ... Nevaeh Barnes
Noah Centineo ... Jaden Stark
Roger Bart ... Dr. James Hartley
Ron Lea ... General McFee
Ieva Lucs Ieva Lucs ... Major Jenks
Paulino Nunes ... Zephyr
Matthew G. Taylor ... Weevil (as Matt Taylor)
Alex Karzis ... Pox
Christina Fox Christina Fox ... Ella
Sasha Clements ... Marnie
Jesse Camacho ... Tony
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Storyline

Follows high school sophomores Mae Hartley and Gabby Harrison, two tech-savvy best friends who devise a plan to create the perfect boyfriend with just a few strokes of the keyboard and a wireless connection. What Gabby and Mae don't realize is that the computer they use is set up to generate a robotic super soldier, which they have inadvertently activated in the form of Albert, a macho yet sensitive super cute boy. Written by Disney Channel

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Taglines:

Never underestimate two girls with a plan.

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

15 August 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Albert aus Versehen See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Schorr Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

Production began in Toronto, Canada, at a high school called North Toronto Collegiate Institute. It is directed by Paul Hoen, executive produced by Robin Schorr and Adam Kossack, executive co-produced by Dan Seligmann and written by Jason Mayland. See more »

Goofs

Events are supposed to be taking place in the United States, yet they are playing football on a Canadian-styled field. See more »

Quotes

Gabby Harrison: I don't believe in school-sponsored romantic events. It's a front for the corsage industry. I read about it online.
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Connections

References Inspector Gadget (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Your Ways
Written by Carlos R. Perez
Performed by Chuckie Perez
Courtesy of Heavy Hitters Music Group, LLC.
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Weird science if Disney was involved.
26 September 2018 | by bloomchanningSee all my reviews

This movie just had me in shock and awe. Disney says this is original but I literally stood there in shock realizing that this movie is weird science in every possible way just with different characters genders. Weird science is actually funny with a good message. How to build a better boy is not funny and somewhat of an OK message. I honestly do not recommend this movie because the comedy does not stick. I didn't give a single crap about the characters the boy actually gave me a couple laughs but just to that only a couple of laughs. If you're a Disney fan boy then see It but for anyone who is not, don't watch this movie. Watch weird science, that movie is actually very funny.


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