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Zapped (2014)

When Zoey's mom remarries, Zoey finds it hard adjusting to her new life - no longer the only kid in the family.

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Peter DeLuise

Writers:

Leslie Margolis (based on the novel "Boys Are Dogs" by), Billy Eddy (teleplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zendaya ... Zoey Stevens
Chanelle Peloso ... Rachel Todds
Spencer Boldman ... Jackson Kale
Emilia McCarthy ... Taylor Dean
Adam DiMarco ... Adam Thompson
William Ainscough ... Ben
Aleks Paunovic ... Ted
Lucia Walters ... Jeannie Stevens
Jedidiah Goodacre ... Tripp
Louriza Tronco ... Yuki
Conner Cowie Conner Cowie ... Zach
Samuel Patrick Chu ... Charlie
Zachary Gibson ... Short Dork Dancer
Nicholas Lydiate Nicholas Lydiate ... Tall Dork Dancer
Christine Willes ... Principal Mumford
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Storyline

Sixteen-year-old Zoey Stevens, a skilled dancer and straight-A student, is having a hard time adjusting to a new high school, a new and klutzy dance squad, a new step-dad, three new rowdy step-brothers and an unruly dog, but things change when a dog training app on her smart phone begins to somehow control all the boys around her. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

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TV-G | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 June 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Zoey's Brother in the film is named Adam, which is also the name of Spencer Boldman's (Jackson in Zapped! (1982)) Character on the Live Action Disney XD Series Lab Rats (2012). See more »

Goofs

During Zoey's first "date" with Jackson, she is wearing pale pink lipstick. When he's walking her home, the lipstick is much darker. See more »

Quotes

Jackson Kale: The club meets here instead of on campus. Less likelihood of meathead jocks sticking pawns up their noses.
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There is an extra scene, after the credits roll. See more »

Connections

References Scarface (1983) See more »

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Too Much
Written by Alex Cantrell, Jeff Hoeppner, Dwight Watson
Performed by Zendaya
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Disappointing and Demeaning to Boys
28 June 2014 | by Todda7512See all my reviews

I have always liked Disney movies primarily because I can watch them with my kids without worry of them hearing or seeing something I would prefer they didn't, until I saw Zapped. Even my kids made comments about how it was "about controlling boys" and was "kind of insulting to boys". Those we're they're words, not mine. The movie is about a girl who downloads an app to her phone. The app is for training "dogs". The app turns out to have magical powers. The magical powers are that it allows the owner to control boys (implied dogs) with verbal commands. Anything the owner says into the phone, boys have to do. It's a dog training app, that controls boys. Does anyone see the (probably unintentional, but still there) unspoken message there? But that isn't all. Boys are presented as immature, "untrained", disgusting, farting, and ridiculous fools. And that is before the controlling app is even introduced. It was one of those movies that I kept growing more uncomfortable with the more it went on. I kept thinking, "OK, the whole demeaning-to-boys thing will end soon and it will get better". But it never did. If the gender of the characters were reversed in this movie and it portrayed girls like this, it never would have been released. Remember, the target audience of this movie is kids. What message is this movie relaying to kids? To boys, it says, "You should be embarrassed of yourself". Disappointing.


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