Weird Science (1985)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Buddy Film, Sci-Fi Comedy, Teen Movie  |   Release Date - Aug 2, 1985 (USA)  |   Run Time - 94 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG13
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John Hughes's third directorial effort, Weird Science, follows in the tradition of his previous teen-centered films, Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club. Anthony Michael Hall and Ilan Mitchell-Smith play the wannabe hipster Gary and his nebbish weak-willed best friend, Wyatt, a pair of high-school geeks who are hapless with members of the opposite sex. Using Wyatt's computer, they create what they believe is the ideal woman. A lightning storm brings that woman to life, and she takes the form of Kelly Le Brock. Lisa sets about building their self-confidence, but trouble begins brewing when Wyatt's cruel, military-minded older brother, Chet (Bill Paxton), begins to realize that something is not as it should be. Hughes would finish his cycle of high-school themed films with his next movie, Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

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nerd, technology, wish, computers, fantasy, friendship, genie, rampage, teenagers

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