• Weird Science (2002)

Weird Science

Release Date: April 26th, 2002

DVD Release Date: April 1st, 1998

PG-13 |1 hr 34 min

Plot Summary

Teen misfits Gary (Anthony Michael Hall) and Wyatt (Ilan Mitchell-Smith) design their ideal woman on a computer, and a freak electrical accident brings her to life in the form of the lovely, superhuman Lisa (Kelly LeBrock). She outfits Gary and Wyatt in cool clothes, surprises them with a Porsche and helps them stand up to jerks Ian (Robert Downey Jr.) and Max (Robert Rusler). But, all the while, the boys must hide Lisa's existence from Chet (Bill Paxton), Wyatt's nightmare of a big brother.

Cast: Kelly LeBrock, Anthony Michael Hall, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Bill Paxton, Suzanne Snyder, Judie Aronson, Robert Downey Jr., Robert Rusler

Director: John Hughes

Genres: Fantasy , Comedy

Production Co: Universal Pictures

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: 1980s, Madcap, Best friend, Transformation, Hilarious, Growing up, Endearing

Ratings & Reviews

  • 38
    Gene SiskelChicago Tribune

    What a disappointment Weird Science is! A wonderful writer-director has taken a cute idea about two teenage Dr. Frankensteins creating a perfect woman by computer and turned it into a vulgar, mindless, special-effects-cluttered wasteland. show more

  • 63
    Bill CosfordMiami Herald

    Weird Science is a nerd-reform film, down to its dewy finale in which all concerned have learned a Lesson About Life. But it's almost always fun. At its best, it's more proof that Hughes is one of American movies' unusual talents. He's an original. [2 Aug 1985, p.C1]

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    The center of the film is the simple, almost elementary insight that fantasies can be hazardous: You've got to be careful what you ask for, because you might get it. show more

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