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My Science Project (1985)

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A high school student and his friend find a strange, orb-like piece of equipment to use as a science project, but must stop it when it begins to threaten mankind.

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Jonathan R. Betuel

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Stockwell ... Michael Harlan
Danielle von Zerneck ... Ellie Sawyer
Fisher Stevens ... Vince Latello
Raphael Sbarge ... Sherman
Richard Masur ... Detective Isadore Nulty
Barry Corbin ... Lew Harlan
Ann Wedgeworth ... Dolores
Dennis Hopper ... Bob Roberts
Candace Silvers ... Irene
Beau Dremann ... Matusky
Pat Simmons Pat Simmons ... Crystal
John Vidor ... Jock #1
Vincent Barbour Vincent Barbour ... Jock #2
Jaime Alba Jaime Alba ... Jock #3
Robert Beer Robert Beer ... President Eisenhower
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Storyline

Michael and Ellie break into a military junkyard to find a science project for Michael's class, and discover a strange glowing orb which absorbs electricity. When the orb begins to blend past, present, and future, its up to Michael and Ellie to stop the orb and save mankind. Written by Michael Silva <silvamd@cleo.bc.edu>

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We must not destroy the world. See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Latin

Release Date:

9 August 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

My Science Project See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,504,118, 11 August 1985

Gross USA:

$4,122,748

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,122,748
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

According to CINEFANTASTIQUE Magazine, alien puppets were made for the opening sequence, but were scrapped. See more »

Goofs

1:07:30 Micheal, Vince and Sherman attack Vietcong and all three wind up with M-16's. The standard issue for the North Vietnamese forces was the Chinese-made AK-47 originally designed by Russia. See more »

Quotes

Detective Nulty: What's your name, cowboy?
Bob Roberts: Robert Roberts, Esquire to you, honky!
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits are shown over still-photos from the film. A couple of the photos are from scenes not included in the film, or alternate takes of scenes used in the film. Also, three brief scenes filmed for the movie but not included in the final cut are shown. The credits end with Vince Latello's smiling mugshot from the film. See more »

Connections

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Fish Cheer and I-Feel-Like-I'm Fixin' to Die Rag
Written by Country Joe McDonald (as Joe McDonald)
Performed by Country Joe and the Fish (as Country Joe & The Fish)
© 1965 Alkatraz Korner Music BMI
Courtesy of Vanguard Recording Soc., Inc.
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Part of the science comedy movie craze.
17 February 2004 | by Aaron1375See all my reviews

Movies come in phases now and then where a bunch of movies with similar themes come out at about the same time. There was the underwater craze of 89 ("The Abyss", "Leviathan", and "Deepstar Six") and there was the body switch craze ("Big", "Vice Versa", and one with Dudley Moore). This movie came out during the comedy with a science twist. The other two movies that came out during this phase are "Real Genius" and "Weird Science". I liked this phase as I enjoyed all three movies quite a bit. This one was no exception as it combined humor and science fiction very well. This one has a couple of kids finding this strange device that I think ended up being some type of engine. Anyway when this thing gets hooked up with power and turns on all sorts of strange stuff starts happening. The thing seems to be able to move time or open portals. The end is great as the thing really goes berserk and it turns the school (I think it was the school) into a battle zone complete with different times. There is a dinosaur and mutants. All in all I am probably in the minority in liking this one, but I thought it was really good.


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