Real Genius Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 2940

Average Rating: 2.8/4

# of Ratings: 99

Theatrical Release Date: 08/07/1985

Language: English

Genre: Comedy, Adventure

MPAA Rating: PG

Director: Martha Coolidge

Actors: Val Kilmer, Gabriel Jarret, Patti D'Arbanville, William Atherton, Jon Gries, Michelle Meyrink

Plot: A genius student needs to make an amazing laser breakthrough in order to graduate from college. But what is this technology going to be used for when it is done?

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sapien - wrote on 03/24/2010

This is actually a really great anti-war movie. Also, am I the only one who found the female genius attractive?

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serioussir - wrote on 05/08/2008

Loved this in the 80s when it came out. Val Kilmer's character is funny and rebellious. The plot is ridiculous but it's full of funny moments. It's worth watching just for Kilmer.

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Allison - wrote on 11/16/2007

I always get this movie confused with Weird Science. I guess Real Genius was okay, but largely forgettable.

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One of the great, underrated Eighties movies.

filmfan09 - wrote on 01/09/2009

Mitch is one of the youngest students ever accepted to a university known for its programs for geniuses. He's partnered up with his roommate, science club legend Chris Knight, on a project to develop a high-powered laser. Together with their hyper-kinetic friends, they employ their intellects in the pursuit of bigger blasts, practical jokes, and a deeper understanding of what real genius is. When their final, functional laser is stolen by their teacher for a military weapon, they decide to get even.

Twenty-four years after its release, Real Genius continues to be able to entertain and maintain its unique sense of genius comedy that has yet to go out of style nor be copied or surpassed. Val Kilmer in one of his first movie performances demonstrates a relaxed and expanded talent to …

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