Real Genius Poster

Release Date: June 15th, 2003

DVD Release Date: June 11th, 2002

PG|1 hr 46 min

Plot Summary
When science whiz Mitch Taylor (Gabe Jarret) arrives at Pacific Tech as a freshman, he's paired up with genius senior Chris Knight (Val Kilmer) to work on a laser project. Mitch initially doesn't care for Knight's slacker attitude, but is eventually won over, and their friendship allows them to make new progress on the laser project. It's only when the boys learn that the government intends to use the laser as a weapon that they start to question what they've actually been working for.

Cast: Val Kilmer, Gabriel Jarret, William Atherton, Michelle Meyrink, Jon Gries, Patti D'Arbanville

Director: Martha Coolidge

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Delphi III Productions

Keywords: House, Underdog, Creative, Competition, Offbeat, Friendship, Amusing, 1980s, Growing up, Rise