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Weird Science (1985)
« on: September 19, 2011, 09:49:56 pm »
Weird Science: Flashback Edition (1985)




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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzkeqZdUEms

Weird Science is your typical 80's Teen Sex Comedy that was usually populated by the likes of Corey Haim and Corey Feldman. What elevates this one was the awesome cast of Anthony Micahel Hall, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Kelly LeBrock, Robert Downey Jr. and Bill Paxton. Along with the cast, John Hughes was able to give the genre a nice spin by turning the Frankenstien mytho's on it's ear and giving us Lisa as portrayed by LeBrock. Man alive, did I have a MAJOR crush on her when this movie came out. This is definitely the most Unlike-John Hughes script ever as it dealt mainly with Fantasy, which he never touched upon again.

One thing that blew me away tonight was after all these years and as many times I have watched this movie, I just NOW noticed that Wallace Langham (The Larry Sanders Show, CSI: Vegas) had a blink-and-you'll-miss part, which in fact his film debut. I never ever noticed him before. Most likely because he was sharing screen time with LeBrock that I never bothered to take my eyes off her and see who she was sitting next to. Also, for those with a good eye, you will see Darren Harris (Cliff from Sixteen Candles, i.e. the other "nerd" that hung out with John Cusack) as one of the Weenies at the Shopping Mall. John Kapelos returns for his third straight John Hughes movie right along with Hall.

Unlike a lot of those horrible teen comedies from the 80's, this one still holds up extremely well. Yes, you guess right. This is a Buy for sure.

If you're still not convinced in giving this movie a look-see, Hall's version of a Pimp is about the funniest impression of a pimp you will EVER see in all of cinema. This just goes to show you another example of his impeccable timing when delivering comic gems.
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Re: Weird Science (1985)
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2011, 10:44:03 pm »
Oingo Boingo - Weird Science

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jm-upHSP9KU

It seems that this is the only song anyone knows from the movie. But the soundtrack as a whole is pretty good.

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« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2012, 11:32:13 am »
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Re: Weird Science (1985)
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2012, 12:34:06 pm »
awesome film....really loved watching this one...some awesome cameos if you want to call them that but Robert Downey jr...was a surprise I'd sort of forgotten.

really loving the comedy tip right now...fun to work and have a few laughs...some cute girls....the underdog usually wins....it's a nice formula.


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