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Real Genius
7.1 Rating
(145 ratings)
7 IMDB rating

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Starring (View all)
Val Kilmer

Val Kilmer

Chris Knight
Gabriel Jarret

Gabriel Jarret

Mitch Taylor
William Atherton

William Atherton

Prof. Jerry Hathaway
Jon Gries

Jon Gries

Lazlo Hollyfeld
Patti D

Patti D'Arbanville

Sherry Nugil
Stacy Peralta

Stacy Peralta

Shuttle Pilot
Daniel Ades

Daniel Ades

Laser Ray Victim


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Neal Israel

Neal Israel

screenplay
Pat Proft

Pat Proft

screenplay


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Real Genius (1985)

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Hip Nerds

7 years, 4 months ago at Nov 28 20:24
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I think I have a soft spot for any comedy to come out of the 80s. But to be quite honest, Real Genius is more than that, it's a good film in its own right. Val Kilmer heads a pack of really hip nerds to the top of the science echelon of the famed MIT. The comedy is as brilliant as the characters and the ensuing revenge is worth the entire hour and a half of preceding foreplay.
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Teenage geniuses deal with their abilities while developing a laser.
Release date: 7 August 1985
UPC: 043396077348
Comedy (11), Sci-fi (6), Romance (6), College (5), School (4), 1980s (4), Drama (3), Geek (3), Revenge (3), Campus Life (3), Teenage (3), 1985 (3), Female Director (2), 80's (2), Students (2), Usa (2), Science Fiction (2), Laser (1), HQ (1), '80's (1)
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"Pacific Tech Pacific Tech is named Pacific Tech because Caltech was already taken, and it's the place where a campus legend and a boy genius joined forces to work on a laser. All of the students at Pacific Tech are nerds to some extent, but that doesn't mean they're lames. Leave it to a bunch of geniuses to figure creative and efficient ways to have dorm fun, from an apparatus that makes skating and sledding indoors possible, to indoor waterslide party. If that weren't enough to make your unde"


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"The humor is relentlessly cruel, smug, and disconnected from any sense of how human beings might behave in similar situations. - Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader What the film needs, instead of these familiar teen-movie trappings, is a cleverness and eccentricity to match that of its characters. For the most part, these are qualities that it lacks. - Janet Maslin, New York Times"


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