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Real Genius

(Real Genius)


When a group of crazy college geniuses put their heads together, almost anything can happen. Hold on for a freewheeling, uproarious look at just how much mischief a bunch of high-IQers can concoct. Chris (Val Kilmer) is the top brain who just wants to party, Mitch (Gabe Jarret) is the 16-year-old whiz kid, and Lazlo (Jonathan Gries), America's number one brain, literally lives in a world of his own ... Chris' closet. Supposedly hard at work on a lab project, they still find time to turn the dorm into an ice-skating rink, dismantle a nerd's car and reassemble it in his room, and throw a beach party in the auditorium complete with a lagoon and bikini-clad beauties. When the geniuses discover that their unscrupulous mentor Professor Hathaway (William Atherton) has had them working on a secret weapon for the military, they plot an elaborate revenge. Their plan culminates in an incredible scheme that outsmarts the military and convinces the professor that it doesn't pay to fool with a Real Genius!

A movie directed by Martha Coolidge

1985 - 108 minutes - Color - Dolby - 2.35

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Main Cast

  • Chris Knight
  • Mitch Taylor
  • Jordan
  • Prof. Jerry Hathaway
  • Lazlo Hollyfeld
  • Sherry Nugil
  • Shuttle Pilot
  • Laser Ray Victim
  • Bartender
  • Maj. Carnagle
  • David Decker
  • Air Force General
  • George
  • Larry
  • Boy at Science Fair



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Release dates

  • August 07, 1985
  • May 08, 1986
  • August 07, 1985
  • April 20, 2007 (Nerd Pride Movie Night)