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A high school whiz kid who accidentally gains telekinetic powers. Barney uses his newly acquired talent to gain control over bullies, win baseball games, roulette, and of course, to win the affections of beautiful girls--including gorgeous Jane Mitchell! There's trouble, though, when Barney's parents discover his powers and decide that he may need to be exorcised of evil spirits.
An A+ Comedy That Makes the Grade!
Also Known As:
The Wiz Kid
Release Date: July 23, 1982
Runtime: 98 mins
All Genres: Comedy, Sci-Fi
IMDB Rating: 4.0
Buried.com Rating: 5 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With Z
MPAA Rating: PG
Robert J. Rosenthal
Scott Baio ...Barney Springboro
Willie Aames ...Peyton Nichols
Robert Mandan ...Walter J. Coolidge
Felice Schachter ...Bernadette
Scatman Crothers ...Dexter Jones
Roger Bowen ...Mr. Springboro
Mews Small ...Mrs. Springboro (as Marya Small)
Greg Bradford ...Robert Wolcott
Hilary Beane ...Corinne Updike
Sue Ane Langdon ...Rose Burnhart
Heather Thomas ...Jane Mitchell
Hardy Keith ...Roscoe Brown
Curt Ayers ...Art
Merritt Butrick ...Gary Cooter
Jennifer Chaplin ...Melissa Granger
Irwin Keyes ...Too Mean Levine
Hank Robinson ...Umpire (as Henry Ford Robinson)
Dick Balduzzi ...Waiter
Bennett Liss ...Croupier
Ron Deutsch ...Larry
Eddie Deezen ...Sheldon
Bryan O'Byrne ...Father Murray
Ed Bakey ...Father Gallagher
Jan Leighton ...Albert Einstein
LaWanda Page ...Mrs. Jones
Rosanne Katon ...Donna
Sandy Serrano ...Amy
Susan Ursitti ...Debby
Corinne Bohrer ...Cindy
Michael Wainwright ...The 'Twisters'
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Thomas M. Hammel
Jonathan Noah Krivine
Roger La Page
Howard R. Schuster
Robert J. Rosenthal
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More Movie Taglines:
- An A+ Comedy That Makes the Grade!
- The comedy that won't let you down!
- They're getting a little behind in their classwork . . .
- Paperboy: Barney bonehead. Barney Springboro: Up yours.
Robert Wolcott: Ready buddy? Peyton Nichols: Ready Freddie! Robert Wolcott: Don't you ever call me that. Call me that again, and I'll kill you!
- According to the press kit, on the first take of the sweater popping scene, Heather Thomas was pulled to the ground.
The movie poster artist was Michael Backus. He was paid $5,000. The artist's signature appears on the "Zapped!" poster as (1) An 'MJB' monogram on Scott Baio's pink polo shirt (2) a 'Backus' signature on the Gilbert Stewart George Washington portrait and (3) 'Backus' on the ruler flying through the air. It was his first commercial assignment and it launched Backus Studios.
The movie ad received complaints from Los Angeles Times readers, not because of what the readers could see but because the illustrated boy characters could see up the skirt of the illustrated girl character. A modified movie ad was run in the Los Angeles Times with the illustrated girl's character's modesty protected by a lower skirt from the illustrated boy characters.
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Rating: 5.0 out of 10.0 - 59 votes cast total