Weird Science

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Universal Pictures Released 1985

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Director:
John Hughes
Released:
1985
Rating:
PG-13

Best friends Gary Wallace and Wyatt Donnelly are two 15-year-old geeks who just can't seem to snag a date. The unpopular teens decide that they only way they are going to get a girlfriend is if they create one themselves. Through a Frankenstein-esque experiment involving Wyatt's computer and a Barbie doll, the boys manage to create a real-life, beautiful woman named Lisa. The boys are shocked when their experiment works, but they are even more surprised when Lisa tells them that she is there to make all of their dreams come true. When the boys just can't seem to lose their inhibitions, Lisa decides to show them how to be wild and get what they want. As Lisa forces Gary and Wyatt to throw uproarious parties and stand up to their bullies, she helps the teens get some newfound self-confidence.

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  • 75

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    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.

  • 60

    Empire

    Distinctly predictable offering from the ever-overworking John Hughes, who has taken a step back from his previous work.

  • 50

    Variety

    Hughes' true gift is at capturing the naturalistic rhythms and interaction between the boys with a great ear for dialog. Le Brock is just right as the film's calm but commanding ce...

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      • Production Budget - N/A
        Domestic Gross - $23,834,048 (38th)
        Worldwide Gross - $38,934,048 (22nd)

        Domestic adjusted for 2013 - $54,784,741
        Worldwide adjusted for 2013 - $89,493,474

      • Filming locations:
        Black Lagoon, Universal Studios, Universal City, California
        Highland Park, Illinois
        Chicago, Illinois
        Niles East High School, Skokie, Illinois
        Northbrook Court Mall, Northbrook, Illinois

      • Taglines:
        1. It's purely sexual.
        2. If you can't get a date, make one!
        3. It's all in the name of science. Weird Science.

      • Music:
        Weird Science
        Performed by Oingo Boingo
        Turn it On
        Performed by Kim Wilde
        Deep in the Jungle
        Performed by Wall of Voodoo
        Tubular Bells
        Performed by Mike Oldfield
        Tesla Girls
        Performed by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
        Private Joy
        Performed by Cheyne
        Wanted Man
        Performed by Ratt
        Don't Worry Baby
        Performed by Los Lobos
        Forever
        Performed by Taxi
        Method to My Madness
        Performed by The Lords of the New Church
        Eighties
        Performed by Killing Joke
        Why Don't Pretty Girls Look at Me
        Performed by Wild Man From Wonga
        Nervous and Shakey
        Performed by The Del Fuegos
        The Circle
        Performed by Max Carl
        Tenderness
        By Roger Charlery, David Wakeling & Michael Billingham
        Performed by General Public
        Do Not Disturb (Knock Knock)
        Performed by The Broken Homes
        Oh, Pretty Woman
        Written by Roy Orbison, Bill Dees
        Performed by Van Halen
        The Magic Flute - Overture
        by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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    Comedy, Science Fiction