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    "Weird Science" Turns 25 Years Old

    John Hughes twisted "Frankenstein" into a movie about teenage boys in this 1985 comedy. Nerd BFFs Wyatt (Ilan Mitchell-Smith) and Gary (Anthony Michael Hall) create their dream girl with the help of a computer (this seemed plausible in the 80s), and all heck breaks loose.



    “So what would you little maniacs like to do first?” Kelly LeBrock's "Lisa" introduced her socially-challenged creators to the wonders of underage drinking, bikers, and babes.


    After directing teen classics like "Sixteen Candles" and "The Breakfast Club," the late John Hughes brought us the hit flick "Weird Science."
    Wyatt and Wally prepare to create their dream girl.


    Nerdy roles in John Hughes movies “Sixteen Candles”and “The Breakfast Club” made Hall an 80s star, and a member of Hollywood’s Brat Pack. He played to type in “Weird Science,” starring as 15 year-old nerd Gary Wallace, who creates a woman with his BFF Wyatt (Ilan Mitchell-Smith).


    After her debut in 1984's "The Woman in Red," 80s hottie LeBrock was cast as computer-generated Lisa, who possesses the looks of a model, the intelligence of Albert Einstein, the fashion sense of David Lee Roth, plus super powers like teleportation and time manipulation.


    In one of his earliest roles, Robert Downey Jr. (far left) played popular high school bully Ian.


    Teen actor Ilan Mitchell-Smith landed the role of Wyatt Donnelly, the wealthier half of the movie’s geeky teen duo.


    Bill Paxton played Chet, Wyatt's jerk of an older brother.
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    Kelly LeBrock now...
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    I grew up watching Weird Science all the time. I loved that movie.

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    I like "Real Genius" better! Wasn't there a third "science" movie at the time - or am I thinking of the originator - "Back To The Future"?

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    Wierd Science is one of Hughes' best and an absolute favourite of mine!
    Stay out of it, dude.


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    Quote Originally Posted by billy007 View Post
    I like "Real Genius" better! Wasn't there a third "science" movie at the time - or am I thinking of the originator - "Back To The Future"?
    There was a smaller one called "My Science Project" that wasn't horrible but couldn't hold a candle to "Real Genius" or "Weird Science". Helluva year for movies like that. "Real Genius", "Weird Science", "My Science Project" and "Better off Dead" all came out in '85.

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    I preferred Real Genius as well but Weird Science was still a decent movie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ziggysmalls View Post
    I preferred Real Genius as well but Weird Science was still a decent movie.
    Real Genius was damn good.
    Stay out of it, dude.


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    whats remarkable is that some hollywood fucktard hasnt remade it yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey Metalhead View Post
    whats remarkable is that some hollywood fucktard hasnt remade it yet.
    MM; don't think that some Hollywood chowderhead hasn't thought of doing exactly that already. Come to think of it, have any of John Hughes' films suffered the indignity of being remade yet? Can't remember...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey Metalhead View Post
    whats remarkable is that some hollywood fucktard hasnt remade it yet.
    STFU, dude! Someone out there might here you! LOL!
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    The 80's had some great teenage movies.
    These films were great but that was long ago.
    If it was remade today it would probably be made by Disney and would star Hanna Montana and none of us would want to go see that.
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    good god.....a remake of this flick would be a crime against comedy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ziggysmalls View Post
    I preferred Real Genius as well but Weird Science was still a decent movie.

    Both were great movies respectively. Weird Science wins for me though...hmmmmm Kelly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey Metalhead View Post
    whats remarkable is that some hollywood fucktard hasnt remade it yet.
    If this was remade I would probably cry.

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